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When does survivorship start? I've always used my date of diagnosis according to my Oncology personnel.

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Sobreviviente desde 2013 11 meses
  • Betti A Profile
    Survivant depuis 2013
    cont.) I saw my Radiation people today for a one year followup and asked them. They said once treatment(s) is/are done so that throws me back 7 months but in saying that I was told you are a survivor from whatever date you use. My Christmas card reflects the day I got my diagnosis, oh well.
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  • Merri Sedgwick Profile
    stage_1 Patient
    I haven’t asked any of the doctors on my team, but I was going to use the date of my surgery as that was the day I became cancer free.
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    Étude du cancer du sein
    As far as I have been told and I believe, every day since diagnosis counts. We have all been through the ringer so why short change ourselves. Just my thoughts!
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  • Leigh Anne F. Profile
    Survivant depuis 2014
    I’ve always heard that you are a survivor the day you are diagnosed. ;)
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  • Sue Boston Profile
    Survivant depuis 2014
    I have been told by the nurses while going through Chemo it is the day you were diagnosed but I don't think that there is any "rule" as to what date you go by.
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