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Meet Eduardo: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Hero

When Eduardo was 7 years old, he began frequently feeling ill while at school. He found himself gasping for air after completing minor tasks, such as walking up a flight
How to prevent some cancers

The American Cancer Society predicts 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women is likely to develop cancer in their lifetime. While not all cancers can be prevented, there
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Meet Jedi: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Hero

Jedi journey involves more obstacles than any child should ever face. In April 2020, as the COVID-19 virus spread across the world, Jedi was at home suffering from a climbing
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Why children can benefit from being told about cancer treatment

Children sense problems and imagine the worst. Children will often imagine the worst if they're not told what's going on. They see a tired parent who may be less patient
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Coping with survivor's guilt after treatment

Among the many emotions you may feel upon finishing cancer treatment, one can be especially surprising: guilt. This feeling is common, though it can be difficult to understand if you've
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Life after cancer treatment

Once treatment is over, many cancer survivors feel that although they are happy to be done, they also wonder about what comes next. Many say they had lots of information
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Coping with fear of recurrence after cancer treatment

When cancer treatment is over, patients often face mixed emotions. While you may feel happiness and relief, you may also experience fear and anxiety. Probably the most common fear is
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Feeling alone after cancer treatment

Finishing treatment is a significant moment in your cancer journey and often leads to many different emotions, including feeling lonely. While you may be happy to be done with treatment
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Getting pregnant after cancer treatment

For many people of childbearing age, cancer treatment raises questions about their ability to grow their family by having a baby. The good news is that while there are things
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Managing fatigue during cancer treatment

Fatigue is a common side effect of many cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant and surgery. Conditions such as anemia, as well as pain, medications and
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Raising awareness of cancer, getting involved after treatment

While some people prefer to put their experiences with cancer behind them after they finish treatment, many choose to draw on what they've been through to get involved with cancer-related
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Returning to work after cancer treatment

During and after cancer treatment, many people are often eager to get back to work. Their jobs not only provide income but also a sense of routine. Work can help
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Gifts of Gratitude program honors compassionate care

When patients finish cancer treatment, many times they and their families express a profound gratitude for the care they or a loved one received at Gundersen. The life-changing nature of
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Living as a cancer survivor

At Gundersen, cancer survivorship is about more than life after treatment. As the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) says, "An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time
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Primary care providers and cancer treatment

During cancer treatment, a diverse team collaborates to ensure you receive comprehensive care for your body, mind and spirit. While clinicians with specialized knowledge in treating cancer, such as a
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Survivorship Clinic ensures continued care after treatment

Schedule your appointment today There are millions of people in the United States who are cancer survivors. Many say they felt they had lots of support during their treatment, but
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Tips for finding your 'new normal' after cancer treatment

The end of cancer treatment is often a time to rejoice. Most likely you're relieved to be finished with the demands of treatment. You may be ready to put the
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Cancer and spirituality

Often, people diagnosed with cancer begin to look more deeply for meaning in their lives. They may want to understand their greater purpose or why they developed cancer. In these
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Cancer treatment side effects and the bladder

Some cancer treatments, such as those listed below, may cause urinary and bladder problems: Radiation therapy to the pelvis (including reproductive organs, the bladder, colon and rectum) can irritate the
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Anxiety and cancer

Patients living with cancer often feel many different emotions, including anxiety and distress. Anxiety is fear, dread and uneasiness caused by stress. Distress is emotional, mental, social or spiritual suffering

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