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Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis by Kim Thiboldeaux, Mitch Golant, Mehmet Oz

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Chapter 11

Coping with Cancer

Having cancer transformed me very powerfully in positive ways: I don’t sweat the small stuff anymore and try not to sweat the big stuff either. I have a magnet on my desk that says, “I didn’t survive cancer to die of stress,” and I point that out to my boss all the time.

MARILYN,colorectal cancer survivor

iN THE LAST SEVEN YEARS, as we have discussed throughout our book, the Institute of Medicine has helped bring the emotional and social needs of survivors to the forefront of cancer care. Two major reports, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition and Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs, focused on this important message: “Health is determined not just by biological ...

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