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Mental & Emotional Health

Anxiety, fear and depression are normal to experience at any point in your survivorship journey. Cancer survivors sometimes find it challenging to cope with new limitations or side effects from their cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is important to remember that you’re not alone.  Sharing your experiences with others through a support group or online forum can help improve your overall mental health.

Understanding that changes and challenges to your mental health are normal can help you identify when to seek assistance from a medical professional. In our needs assessment of over 800 of Georgia’s survivors, we found that many survivors are struggling with the emotional health aspect of survivorship and need assistance areas such as anxiety, depression, fear of recurrence, managing stress and more. As you explore our website, you’ll find that we have identified many resources that may be successful in helping improve the emotional aspect of survivorship. The Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia  CORE) is committed to helping cancer survivors decrease or alleviate the impact of these concerns.

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Last Updated: 10/30/2020 10:28:54 AM

For Survivors

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Despite pandemic, Georgia’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program making significant strides

Thanks to funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control for five-years beginning July 2020, Georgia CORE and Augusta University are partners in the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control Program, which is increasing CRC screenings in southeast and southwest Georgia.

3/23/2021

Chasing Cancer with Otis Brawley, MD & Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD

Otis Brawley says he thinks coronavirus vaccine should be mandated like other vaccines in the U.S.

8/03/2021

Cancer Center opens in Braselton

“This new collaborative space puts our patients’ needs front and center by providing a more cohesive environment with access to both medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology services within steps of each other,” says Charles Nash III, MD, FACP, medical director of NGMC’s Cancer Services and medical oncologist with Longstreet Clinic (and Georgia CORE Board member).

6/29/2021

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofitthat leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.