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Cancer survivorship means different things to different people

The National Coalition of Cancer Survivors says everyone who has been diagnosed with cancer is a survivor from that day forward. Family, friends and caregivers -- are also considered survivors.

Join Cancer to 5K!

Cancer to 5K provides a community of support for cancer survivors through a free 12-week training program. The team will practice twice a week, one weekday and one weekend day, for 12 weeks.

Regardless of age, treatment status, or physical ability, survivor participants run/walk alongside coaches & volunteer “sherpas” with the ultimate goal of completing a 5K goal race. While everyone’s cancer journey is different, many individuals can benefit from a weekly exercise routine.

The program starts June 25, 2023. Registration is required.

Learn more at the Cancer to 5K on the Ulman Foundation site.

One of the hardest things after treatment is not knowing what happens next. People who have finished their cancer treatment often describe the first few months as a time of change. This Survivorship section of the Rogel Cancer Center website, is intended to help you know "what's next." And what's next is finding out what's normal for you now.

Your new normal may include:

  • Making changes in the way you eat and what you do
  • New or different sources of support
  • Permanent scars on your body
  • Not be able to do some things you used to do more easily
  • New routines
  • Emotional scars

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