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Cancer Survivorship: Acknowledging the Long-Term and Late Effects of Treatment

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Scientific advancements in the detection and treatment of cancer have improved survival rates. Even so, long term survivors of cancer face emotional, physical, and cognitive challenges in the aftermath of treatment. On this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Laura Ellingson shares her personal story of cancer survivorship and how it informs her work with the American Cancer Society. Dr. Ellingson is the Patrick A. Donohoe Professor of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies at Santa Clara University. She is the author of three award-winning books, and dozens of journal articles and book chapters.

You can read Dr. Ellingson’s recently published article on cancer survivorship in Health Communication.

Her latest book published by Routledge is available at a 20% discounted rate with the code IRK71.

Dr. Ellingson also journals about long term cancer survivorship on her blog Realistically Ever After.