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CKN Welcomes Dr. Anne Katz, new Survivorship Section Editor

Dr Anne Katz is a clinical nurse specialist and AASECT-certified sexuality counsellor at CancerCare Manitoba. She has written 2 books on the topic of cancer survivorship (After You Ring the Bell: Ten Challenges for the Cancer Survivor [Hygeia Media] and Surviving after Cancer: Living the New Normal [Rowman & Littlefield]) and 3 on cancer and sexuality.

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Survivorship Series: When does a patient become a survivor?

annekatzBy Anne Katz, PhD, RN 

This Monthly Survivorship Series, written by CKN Survivorship Editor, Anne Katz, is provided by CKN with permission from ONS.  We hope this series will become a useful resource that will help to facilitate dialogue between cancer patients, their loved ones and their physicians with a view towards improving the quality of life for cancer survivors.  This is the first article in this series.

Last year I published a book on can­cer sur­vivor­ship (After You Ring the Bell: 10 Challenges for the Cancer Survivor; Hygeia Media 2012).

Say the words “can­cer sur­vivor” and you will prob­a­bly get as many under­stand­ing nods as you do puz­zled ones. Even among those of us who work in oncol­ogy there is some con­fu­sion. When does a patient become a survivor?

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