- By Laurel J. Kelly
Living With Cancer: National Cancer Survivors Day
National Cancer Survivors Day
Sunday, June 3, is the 31st annual National Cancer Survivors Day, which the organizers describe as "a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and an outreach to the community." This worldwide celebration of life features activities in hundreds of communities around the world. Learn more about the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation and find events in your area.
Adjuvant therapy: Treatment to keep cancer from returning
Adjuvant therapy often is used after primary treatments, such as surgery, to lessen the chance of cancer coming back. Even if your surgery was successful at removing all visible cancer, microscopic bits of cancer sometimes remain and are undetectable with current methods. Learn about the types of treatment that might be considered and the factors that can help you and your health care provider determine whether adjuvant therapy is appropriate for you.
Bone metastasis occurs when cancer cells spread from their original site to a bone. Nearly all types of cancer can spread to the bones, but some types of cancer are particularly likely to do so, including breast and prostate cancer. Understand the symptoms of bone metastasis and when you need to seek medical care.