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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

Guest Editorial: A three-time cancer survivor should not get COVID-19, but I did

Cancer patients and survivors should not get COVID-19. A three-time cancer survivor should definitely not get COVID. But I did. And it was not good. Here is my story and the lessons I learned that might be of value to others.

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Survivors helping others survive

Three women, three cancer survivorship journeys, three missions resulting in nonprofits started to help and support others fighting cancer.

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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

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.