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Articles for those who have completed their cancer treatment.

Women’s sexual recovery after cancer

Sexual recovery during and after a women’s cancer diagnosis and treatment is as important as ensuring adequate nutrition, sleep and a healthy frame of mind. We spoke with Sallie Foley, LMSW, AASECT, co-author of "Sex Matters for Women," about sexual recovery after cancer for women who experience early menopause or menopause-like symptoms following cancer treatment.

Women and sexuality after bladder cancer

Recovering sexuality after bladder cancer can be difficult for women. Daniela Wittmann, Ph.D., LMSW, CST, and LaShon Day, PA-C, from the University of Michigan Department of Urology, were featured in a series of four webinars on this topic, sponsored by the Bladder Cancer Awareness Network.

A New Lease on Life after Esophageal Cancer Treatment

Read Mike MacFarlane's story of his diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer. As part of his treatment, Mike had a transhiatal esophagectomy, which made the size of his stomach much smaller.

Life After Treatment

Although Suzanne Bosek was happy to finish her treatment for breast cancer, she felt unexpectedly sad and lost when the daily connection she'd had with her medical team came to an end. In addition, she had a persistent fear of her cancer coming back.

Quitting Matters

Smoking is the primary risk factor for developing bladder cancer. Bladder cancer patients who quit smoking have better cancer treatment outcomes.

Laws of Survivorship

All cancer patients look forward to the day when they are done with treatment and firmly a survivor. But for many, the experience of cancer -- both emotionally and physically -- lingers long after treatment ends.

Understanding Cancer Recurrence

No matter your diagnosis or treatment status, every person who has been diagnosed with cancer has a common concern: what if my cancer comes back? It's a large and complicated topic, due to the wide variety of ways cancer works in the body, as well as the unpredictability of the disease.

The Gift of Survivorship

This June 1 marks the Cancer Center’s 20th annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. Survivorship means different things to different people. Whether you view it as life after you are diagnosed with cancer, life after you are cancer-free or life after a loved one is diagnosed, all are welcome at the Survivors' Celebration.

Finding Hope in Hopelessness

One Cancer Center patient's story of treatment success when advances in care led to a new option for patients with metastatic stomach cancer: Patient Randy Hillard is happier than he's ever been after a new treatment option led to no evidence of stomach cancer for months, then years.

Time to Heal

After Sean Dush finished the treatment for his ALL, he had a decision to make. His treatment protocol for ALL included maintenance therapy for three years to give him the best chance of being cured. But with long-term treatment comes long-term side effects.