May 30th

"Perspectives on health and wellness from cancer survivors"

Posted by Abby Leafe in health, Research //

It’s pretty common to do research among cancer patients who are undergoing treatment, as we try to learn about their experiences and decision making processes. However, it’s more rare that we get to go back and talk to people who are past their treatment about the impact that cancer has on their lives. As part of a project for the American Cancer Society – who refers to everyone with a cancer diagnosis as a ‘survivor’ – we conducted research among adult and pediatric cancer survivors to understand how their experiences with cancer impact their perspectives on health and wellness going forward. The findings were eye-opening, and the ACS recently got the opportunity to present those findings at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference as a poster.

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