Coping with Life after Cancer Treatment

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Dr. Jimmie Holland, a psychiatrist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, explains that cancer survivors and their families can have difficulty readjusting to the roles and responsibilities they had before a cancer diagnosis. Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Resources for Life After Cancer program was one of the first programs to help cancer survivors and their families deal with many aspects of life after treatment. Often, people reach out to survivorship groups, and their fears that cancer will return eventually decrease. In addition, studies have found that exercise, diet, and humor can help many people reduce their risk of cancer recurrence, Dr. Holland says.