MayoClinic.com Provides Information for Cancer Survivors

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The American Cancer Society's most recent estimate showed that more than 10.5 million Americans with a history of cancer are still living, and the total cancer deaths in the United States declined for the second straight year in 2004 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). Improved cancer survival rates reflect early diagnosis, improved treatments and new treatments for some kinds of cancer.

The American Cancer Society's most recent estimate showed that more than 10.5 million Americans with a history of cancer are still living, and the total cancer deaths in the United States declined for the second straight year in 2004 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). Improved cancer survival rates reflect early diagnosis, improved treatments and new treatments for some kinds of cancer.

Being declared cancer-free can be both joyful and frightening. Mayo Clinic.com provides cancer survivors with tools and information to help deal with topics such as:

  • Late effects of cancer treatment
  • Managing emotions after cancer treatment
  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Caring for your body
  • What to expect with follow-up care
  • Managing common workplace challenges
  • Coping with cancer recurrence

Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue.

About MayoClinic.com
Launched in 1995 and now visited by nearly 10 million users a month, this award-winning Web site offers health information, self-improvement, and disease management tools to empower people to manage their health. Produced by a team of Web professionals and medical experts, MayoClinic.com gives users access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic. MayoClinic.com offers intuitive, easy-to-use tools such as "Symptom Checker" and "First-Aid Guide" for fast answers about health conditions ranging from common to complex; as well as more in-depth sections on over 25 common diseases and conditions, healthy living articles, videos, animations and features such as "Ask a Specialist" and "Drug Watch." Users can sign up for a free weekly e-newsletter called "Housecall" which provides the latest health information from Mayo Clinic. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.com.

To obtain the latest news releases from Mayo Clinic, go to http://www.mayoclinic.org/news. MayoClinic.com (http://www.mayoclinic.com) is available as a resource for your health stories.

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