Cancer Survivorship Month: June 15, 2021

Vern Hakes: I learned the caregiver is impacted possibly greater than the patient

"As the patient, I just put my head down, focused on various treatments and recoveries and worked my hardest to heal and survive. Kim was left carrying everything else." Read Vern's cancer survivorship story here.

After cancer treatment, many people discover

they need help.

Even though survivorship begins the moment you learn you have cancer, your need for support might continue as you begin a “new normal.” Here’s what Georgians who have finished cancer treatment often say about their emotions.
Early in the pandemic, Albany became an epicenter of sickness in Georgia. Caregivers struggled as much as their patients, even our very own Dr. Jose Tongol. Sharing his poetry was a way he dealt with his emotions and healed. Read his perspective as a caregiver.

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