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Thriving After Cancer

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Breast cancer survivor Adrien MacKenzie isn’t satisfied with simply being a cancer “survivor.” She wants to be a “thriver.” “It’s going to be a while before I get over that ‘I just got over chemotherapy’ look,” she acknowledges, “but I don’t want to always identify as ‘the cancer patient’ or ‘cancer survivor’ in the room.” […]

New Online Community for Survivors

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Editor’s note: Cynthia Floyd Manley, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s associate director for communications, will appear on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act on Monday, Jan. 3, to discuss social networking for cancer survivors and caregivers. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has joined with the national CancerConnect.com initiative to launch a new online community for people impacted by cancer. As […]

Remain Vigilant for Second Cancers

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Although nearly 80 percent of childhood cancer patients are surviving five years or more after diagnosis, they continue to face ongoing health risks – particularly the development of subsequent cancers. Debra Friedman, M.D., and colleagues assessed the incidence of subsequent cancers occurring five years or more after initial diagnosis among participants in the Childhood Cancer […]