Nearly five-thousand Montanans are diagnosed with cancer every year.
That’s according to figures from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
And an estimated 42-thousand cancer survivors are living in the state right now.
But, even if they are free from the disease, many of these survivors are still dealing with long-lasting impacts from the treatments which saved their lives.
Dr. Julie Silver is a rehabilitation physician and associate professor at Harvard Medical School.