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Most women finishing breast cancer treatment are eager to put the cancer experience behind them and get back to normal. However, the time immediately following treatment can be particularly difficult, with a wide range of emotions and reactions.
The 23-minute video features vignettes of women in different life stages who share their concerns and experiences about body changes, emotions, relationships, and new perspectives. Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Susan Love also provides medical insight on common reactions of breast cancer survivors in each of these areas.
The video was funded by an NCI grant to the UCLA School of Public Health and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Susan G. Komen Foundation provided funding for a portion of duplication and distribution costs. Copies in VHS or DVD formats are available by contacting NCI's Cancer Information Service toll free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or online at https://pubs.cancer.gov/ncipl.
NCI Staff Win Plain Language Awards
Nearly a quarter of the winning entries this year were written by NCI staff. Two projects won Outstanding Awards: "Graphic Standards for Use of NCI Logo," by Donna Bonner, Paul LaMasters, Malka Scher, Walt Burroughs, Del Harrod, Kathryn Hollen, Elizabeth Johnson, and David Fridberg; and "When Cancer Returns," by Louise Cunningham, Lori Keesey, Susan Spangler, Rhonda DeJoice, and Melinda Moyer.
Excellent Awards went to: "NCI Office of Communications Orientation Resources," by Robyn Bason, Cheryl Burg, Ilene Burstyn, Kevin Broun, Nina Ghanem, Tanisha Gregory, Cindy Lollar, Sahil Malik, Henry Ostapiej, Nicole Saiontz, and Valerie Secker; and "Understanding Cancer," by Donna Kerrigan, Miguel Monroy, and Jeanne Kelly. Seven other NCI projects received Honorable Mention awards.