Lorimer, Nicole
October 2006
Guideposts;Oct2006, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p26
This article discusses life after cancer. According to the author, life after cancer can create as many challenges as life with the disease. She said survivors face a transitional period between recovery and normalcy. She explained that they might feel overwhelmed about the future, face lingering side effects from treatment or suffer from poor body image. She claimed that family and friends could help cancer survivors by learning about the recovery process.


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