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Cancer and the Sandwich Generation
As life expectancies increase, more and more people are finding themselves both caring for elderly parents while at the same time supporting adult children who are still living at home or require financial assistance even though they live elsewhere.
Defining Survivorship: The Personal Experience of Labeling Life With Cancer
The conversation around defining survivorship is one with an extensive history rooted alongside the evolution of medicine, research, and culture. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), over the past 30 or so years, major developments in cancer identification and treatment have contributed to the dramatic increase in cancer survival rates, with the number of cancer survivors estimated to reach 18.1 million in the United States by 2020. But what does this statistic mean when it says “cancer survivors?”
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