Cancer Survivorship - Patient Resources

Education Materials:

Websites of Interest:

  • Cancer.net: Cancer.net is a product of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) providing oncologist-approved cancer information. Look for the Navigating Cancer Care tab for several links on cancer care including information on Financial Considerations.  The Survivorship Tab has several links discussing issues related to life after cancer. 

  • Cancer Survival Toolbox: The Cancer Survival Toolbox is a free, self-learning audio program to help people develop important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness. While created primarily for people who have been recently diagnosed with cancer, the Toolbox can help anyone who is facing hard decisions and changes in life due to cancer.

  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer: "Let's Talk About it" Video Series - These short online videos feature the perspectives of young women affected by breast cancer and their healthcare providers. These unique videos are engaging and share women's advice, struggles and humor. Topics include: Hear Me Communicating with Your Healthcare Team, Financial Impact of Breast Cancer, Let's Talk about Sex and several addressing young women living with metastatic breast cancer.

  • National Cancer Institute’s Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer Web Page: The National Cancer Institute has created a web portal for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer, and those who care about them. The portal has materials and resources on AYA cancer, clinical trials, and organizations working in this area.

  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS): NCCS is a survivor-led cancer advocacy organization, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Survivors – American Cancer Society: This report summarizes the evidence and best clinical practices in nutrition, physical activity and cancer survivorship.  The guidelines discuss recommendations during the continuum of cancer care. 

  • Paths to Recovery Video: "Stories from Two Blood Cancer Survivors"- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Learn about managing fatigue, anxiety, depression, and pain through the experiences of Laura and Todd. Members of their healthcare teams share insights and strategies for managing side effects and moving forward.

  • Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) can assist cancer survivors as they transition from acute treatment to survivorship. PATH, an evidence-based program, helps participants gain control by teaching easy ways to reduce pain, fatigue and manage other common chronic disease challenges. The tools learned in PATH workshops can help participants maintain independence and stay involved in valued activities - enhancing their quality of life.
  • Survivorship A-Z: This website provides resources for people living with cancer.  Topics include:  Insurance, Finances, Work Issues, Planning Ahead, Day to Day Living and Emotional Well Being. 

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