More and more Americans are enjoying life after cancer. Thanks to robust screening efforts and new treatments such as targeted therapy and immunotherapy, an expanding population of cancer patients are experiencing a growing chapter in the cancer journey - survivorship.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 15.5 adults and children were living with a history of cancer on Jan. 1, 2016. Cancer experts estimate that the population of cancer survivors in the United States will grow to 20.3 million by Jan. 1, 2026.
The term cancer survivor generally describes anyone living with cancer, from the time of diagnosis through the rest of their life. Survivorship involves three stages: The period from diagnosis to the end of treatment, transitioning from treatment to long-term survival and long-term survival itself.
Join Carrie Lopez, D.N.P. as she discusses this positive trend and how cancer patients are learning a whole new approach to life following their completion of treatment. Please call (928) 336-3100 to register or register online for this FREE presentation, bring your questions and enjoy coffee, conversation and a light breakfast.
Carrie Lopez, D.N.P. serves as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner at Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ and works as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner. Her clinical areas of interests include treating cancer, providing supportive care, pain management, symptom management, enhancing survivorship, long term symptom management, sexual health and health related anxiety and depression.