Cancer Survivorship: An Overview

Watch as clinical oncologist, Dr Robert Miller, gives an overview of cancer survivorship. He begins with a definition of the term (something which I know generates quite heated debate) which states that survivorship begins at the time of cancer diagnosis. He moves on to a description of the phases of cancer survivorship, from initial diagnosis, through treatment, to what he terms “getting back to normal” when treatment finishes.   This raises a question of what getting back to normal means for us. Can we ever truly get back to normal? Or do we learn to adjust to a new normal?

This video is a very brief overview of the topic of cancer survivorship. It is a multi-layered, multi-factorial and multi-storied experience and no one can express it as well as the patient can.

As always, I value your insights on this topic and hope you will share your thoughts in the comments below.