In today’s world, it seems like we all know someone who has battled cancer. When someone close to us is going through treatment, we are there to listen and lend a helping hand. But what about once the treatment is over? What’s next for the cancer survivor? The New York Times is exploring this next step in life with a photo essay on its website. The newspaper is asking cancer survivors to tell their story with photos and insights in 150 words or less.
Writer Tara Parker-Pope explains that for the estimated 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, their biggest challenge may be moving forward after battling the disease. Whether it’s adapting to new physical changes or being inspired to try something new, survivors are forced to deal with change. I encourage you to check out the photo essay here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/04/08/health/cancer-survivor-photos.html?ref=health.
For more, I recommend checking out this story in The New York Times: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/picture-your-life-after-cancer/
Post by Dan Dunlop with Stephanie Cohen, UNC-Chapel Hill student and Jennings Intern