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Cancer Survivorship

At MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, we recognize that a diagnosis of cancer impacts every aspect of life. The transition from getting you healthy through active cancer treatment to keeping you healthy through post-treatment care is critical to your long-term health.

With an aging population and advances in cancer treatment, the number of cancer survivors has increased dramatically in recent years and is projected to increase from 16.9 million to more than 22.1 million by 2030. While improvement in the rates of overall cancer survival is very encouraging, survivors may face physical, emotional, social, spiritual, or financial challenges because of their diagnosis and treatment.

Educational Resources

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Cancer Podcasts

Our Cancer Chat podcast offers inspiration and insight about patients and programs at Hollings. In this episode, Janis Newton, director of the MUSC Wellness Center, discusses the Survivors' Fit Club with participant and breast cancer survivor Leslie DeMark.

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Caring for yourself

A cancer diagnosis can leave you feeling scared and uncertain. To help you navigate the ups and downs of treatment, it's important to practice good self-care, like setting aside time to breathe and relax and including exercise in your daily routine.

No one beats cancer on their own, so remember it is always OK to ask for help. Our Support for Survivors section offers resources and tips to assist you and your caregivers in finding the help you need. 

I'm surviving cancer because of my unwavering attitude, my family, friends, and prayer and the amazing research that’s been done in oncology and modern medicine. I think most oncologists would tell you your attitude is a lot of the battle.

Jennifer Attisano, breast cancer survivor

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