JourneyForward.Org Website is a Spectacular, but Hidden, Resource

Let me point you to a spectacular, but hidden, resource for all cancer survivors: The Journey Forward website:       www.journeyforward.org

     Journey Forward is a collaboration among a “Who’s Who” of organizations that focus on survivorship. As you navigate the particulars of your diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, the Journey Forward searchable library of documents gives you the most recent information written and vetted by the sources you trust: American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, Oncology Nursing Society, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Survivorship care resources are provided by Cancer Support CommunityNational Coalition for Cancer SurvivorshipOncology Nursing Society, and UCLA Cancer Survivorship Center.

My research indicates that too many women lack essential information about the risks of breast cancer related lymphedema, and what can be done to manage the risk factors, to recognize early signs of occurrence, and to take action to ensure you have the best possible outcomes. This link provides you with the latest information about lymphedema, a chronic disease that can develop after treatment for breast cancer: https://www.journeyforward.org/search/node/lymphedema.

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Nancy L Howe

I was a daily exerciser and I ate my fruits and vegetables, but in 1997, I was diagnosed with cancer anyway. I experienced first-hand the benefits of physical activity during treatment and beyond. That was my "Aha!" moment. I left my corporate career, earned my masters at Arizona State University studying exercise science, and joined the staff of University of Arizona cancer researchers in 2005. In 2013, I earned my Cancer Exercise Specialist certification from the University of Northern Colorado, Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, and founded Strong Cancer Recovery. In 2017, I joined the Arizona State University Cancer Prevention and Integrative Medicine research team, and entered the PhD program at ASU's College of Nursing and Health Innovation. My research focus is breast-cancer-related lymphedema, including the preventive and ameliorative benefits of physical activity.