The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimate showed that more than 10.5 million Americans with a history of cancer are still living, and the total cancer deaths in the United States declined for the second straight year in 2004 (the most recent year for which statistics are available).
Improved cancer survival rates reflect early diagnosis, improved treatments and new treatments for some kinds of cancer.
Being declared cancer-free can be both joyful and frightening. Mayo Clinic.com provides cancer survivors with tools and information to help deal with topics such as:
Late effects of cancer treatment
Managing emotions after cancer treatment
Relationships with family and friends
Caring for your body
What to expect with follow-up care
Managing common workplace challenges
Coping with cancer recurrence
Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue.
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