Ending cancer treatment can be both a welcome milestone and challenging. Most people are relieved to be finished with the demands of treatment, but many also feel sadness and worry. Many are concerned about whether the cancer will come back, and what they should do after treatment. One of the hardest things to face after treatment is not knowing what happens next.
When treatment ends, people often expect life to return to the way it was before they were diagnosed with cancer. Understanding what to expect after cancer treatment can help survivors and their families plan for follow-up care, make lifestyle changes, stay hopeful and make informed decisions about the future.
This Connect Workshop offers cancer survivors and their loved ones a better idea of what to expect after treatment ends. The information discussed is designed primarily for cancer survivors who have recently completed their cancer treatment, but you may find the information helpful even if you were treated a long time ago.
“The Ninth Annual Cancer Survivorship Series: Living With, Through and Beyond Cancer” is a free Connect Workshop Series for cancer survivors, their families, friends, and healthcare professionals and you can listen to this workshop over the telephone line or online on July 12, 2011 at 1:30-2:30 Eastern Time. CancerCare’s free Connect Workshops are a way for people to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of their home of office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information on the telephone.
You can register by calling 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or register online at www.cancercare.org/connect.
The workshop on July 12th will be “Fear of Recurrence and Late Effects: Living With Uncertainty“. The presenters will be Richard Dickens, MSW, Survivor Perspective, Blood Cancers Program Coordinator, MInd/Body/Spirit Project Coordinator, CancerCare; Merle H. Mishel, RN, PhD, FAAN, Kenan Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll; David Spiegel, MD., Jack, Sam and Lulu Wilson Professor in the School of Medicine, Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine.