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Prevention is better than cure. Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy, 1948(5956), Retrieved from http://www.omicsonline.org/1948-5956/JCST-S3-e001.digital/fscommand/JCST-S3-e001.pdf
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cancer survivors in the United States increased from 3 million in 1971 to 9.8 million in 2001 and 11.7 million in 2007—an increase from 1.5% to 4% of the U.S. population. (For more information, Click Here) More cancer patients are living a long time after diagnosis; more than a million people were alive in 2007 after having been diagnosed with cancer 25 years or more earlier.

These figures tell us that the focus on research into a cure that has provided us with better treatment options is showing results. So you have survived, what do you do now? Take a look at the below resources for advice and suggestions.

We've Survived Treatment, Now What? Cancer Survivorship Resources
Cancer.Net is a wonderful informational resource provided by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. They offer a number of articles answering many of your questions about what comes afterwards.
For more information about Cancer.Net, Click Here.
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Cancer Chemoprevention: Prevention is Better than Cure
Cancer Chemoprevention: Prevention is Better than Cure
Cancer is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Several diverse approaches are required for the treatment and management of cancer which include radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical removal of malignant tissues.

Consistent with the old English proverb “Prevention is better than cure”, one of the multifactorial approaches to our fight against this dreaded disease is based on prevention of the disease through use of non-toxic dietary supplements, micronutrients and natural compounds. This approach is generally referred to as “chemoprevention”, defined as the use of natural or synthetic agents that reverse, inhibit, or prevent the development of cancer. Thus the major goal of chemoprevention is to delay the onset of cancer as well as decrease its incidence.

To see what you can do to reduce your risk of getting cancer, Click Here.
Rajendra, S. (2012). Cancer chemoprevention:

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, Report Shows
The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2009, shows that overall cancer death rates continued to decline in the United States among both men and women, among all major racial and ethnic groups, and for all of the most common cancer sites. However, the report also shows that death rates continued to increase during the latest time period (2000 through 2009) for other types of cancer.

For more information about this report, Click Here.

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., for both men and women. Yet, if everyone 50 years and older got regular screenings, about 60 percent of deaths could be avoided from this cancer.

Colon cancer begins in the digestive system. While not all risk factors—such as age, race and genetics—can be controlled, you can make important lifestyle changes to prevent this disease.

For more information, Click Here.

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center has long been one of the major leaders in cancer research and treatment. They have developed an information section on their website devoted to providing cancer survivors with
with more insight into what to expect; and how to deal with it.

For more information MD Anderson's program, Click Here.
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
The University of California's San Francisco campus is home to the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center that produces podcasts addressing problems common to cancer survival.
The three podcasts found on the landing page, this link takes you to are:

a) "Sexual Function Among Men and Their Partners After Cancer Treatment"; and
b) Parts 1 and 2 of "What Happens Now? The Re-entry Phase for Cancer Survivors".

A Broader Cancer Cluster?

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