Once someone is diagnosed with any type of cancer, they’re considered a cancer survivor. Cancer survivorship refers to life following a cancer diagnosis, during and after treatment, whether or not it’s successful.
A cancer diagnosis comes with a lot of physical, mental, emotional, social, and economic challenges. Treatments can take their toll, too. And then there are new struggles after the decision to stop treatment. Even when treatment is successful and the cancer is cured, patients have a new outlook, new needs and priorities, physical and psychological changes, family issues, and more.
Nothing is more important to cancer survivorship than a reliable support network of friends, loved ones, and professionals. It’s important that you know you are not alone.
Take some time to check out the cancer survivorship resources below.