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Heart of Oncology Nursing

Five Years and Counting

Nancy Jo Bush
CJON 2013, 17(3), 341 DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.341

Oncology professionals are fully aware that the five-year mark of being disease-free after the diagnosis of cancer is not a magical number. Cancer is now considered a chronic disease and recurrence can happen at any time, which is unexpected and frightening. Yet, for me, and for many other cancer survivors, the five-year mark is one to be celebrated.

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