August 9, 2015 | by City of Hope
Cancer affects not just the cancer patient, but everyone around him or her, even after treatment is complete.
The challenges can include the fear of cancer recurrence, coping with cancer’s economic impact and the struggle to achieve work-life balance post-treatment. Family members and loved ones of cancer patients often share these challenges, especially the fear of cancer recurrence.
That's why City of Hope developed the Center for Cancer Survivorship – a long-term follow-up program designed to create a bridge between cancer treatment and community medical care.
Here, Elizabeth Lynn Meyering, M.D., discusses the next steps in surviving cancer, explaining what cancer survivors can do to promote a healthy lifestyle at home and meet their need for follow-up care and treatment. She also explains what families can do to help everyone through these tough times.
For other interviews with City of Hope experts, go to our list of City of Hope podcasts.
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