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    Is it normal to still want additional support after completing treatment?

    Q: I've completed my treatment and am officially a "survivor." Yet I feel I still need the additional support and understanding of others. Is this normal? Where can I turn?

    A: It’s common after treatment to feel you still need support from others, especially for women, who generally have so many demands made on them by job and family.. You may feel a disconnect between yourself and your family, who sometimes see the end of treatment as the end of the problem. You are also saying goodbye to medical personnel and medicine that you have counted on to do their job. There is a good deal of uncertainty, too, about the stability of your health. Luckily, there are many resources available. Here are a few to check out: American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivors Network, 877-333-HOPE, www.cancer.org; Cancer Care Inc., 800-813-4673, www.cancercare.org; National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, 301-650-9127, www.cansearch.org; Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization, 800-221-2141, www.y-me.org.

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