Cancer Survivorship - Adult

American Cancer Society: Cancer Survivors Network or Survivors After Treatment - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

American Cancer Society: Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment - The questions and answers listed here try to address some common concerns that cancer survivors have about diet and physical activity.

American Institute for Cancer Research: For Cancer Survivors - Since its founding in 1982, the American Institute for Cancer Research has grown into the nation's leading charity in the field of diet, nutrition and cancer. Here you will find nutrition guidelines, dietary tips and exercise tips.

Association of Cancer Online Resources - ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment.

Cancer Survival Toolbox - The Cancer Survival Toolbox® is a free audio program designed to help cancer survivors and caregivers develop practical skills to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and challenges of cancer.

CancerAndCareers - This is a resource for working women with cancer.
Also in Spanish

CancerCare - CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer.

Cancer.Net: Cancer Survivorship - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

  • MovingForward - A patient education video series for young adults with cancer.

I'm Too Young For This - This is a resource portal for young people with cancer.

Journey Forward - Journey Forward is a new program designed for healthcare professionals and their patients who have recently completed active treatment for cancer.  Here you will find free software to help you create custom survivorship care plans and many informative articles.

Livestrong - Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation provides the practical information and tools people living with cancer need to live strong.
Also in Spanish

Livestrong at the YMCA - In 2007, LIVESTRONG and the YMCA joined forces to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a program to support people affected by cancer reach their health and well-being goals.

MayoClinic: Cancer Survivors, Care for Your Body After Treatment - Informative article on what you can do to improve your well-being and quality of life after treatment.  Links to additional survivorship articles are included.

MD Anderson Cancer Center: Possible Side Effects of Cancer Treatment - The complications that may occur with cancer therapies are listed here.

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship - The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country. This site provides an online comprehensive guide to living with cancer as well as numerous publications that you can order. Specific topics include:

These documents are in PDF format and require an Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.

National Cancer Institute: Cancer Survivorship Research - The mission of the Office of Cancer Survivorship is to enhance the quality and length of survival of all persons diagnosed with cancer and to minimize or stabilize adverse effects experienced during cancer survivorship. From this Web site, you'll find links to information on follow-up medical care, late effects of treatment, and general health and well-being.

National Cancer Institute: Facing Forward Series: Life After Cancer Treatment - The information in this document is designed mainly for cancer survivors who have recently completed their cancer treatment, but you may find the information helpful even if you were treated a long time ago.
You may also be interested in the following:

National Cancer Institute: Moving Beyond Breast Cancer Videos - The two videos at this site share the experiences of women who have completed treatment.

National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN) - The NCLSN promotes increased availability of free legal services programs so that people affected by cancer may focus on medical care and their quality of life.

National Cancer Survivors Day - National Cancer Survivors Day is held annually in hundreds of communities throughout the world on the first Sunday in June. It is a symbolic event to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.

Oncolink: Oncolife Survivorship Care Plan - A personalized plan of care is developed based on information you enter on a questionnaire.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults - This site was created by a young cancer survivor in order to provide a support network for other young adults.

The Tobacco Dependence Clinic - The Tobacco Dependence Clinic is a project of the larger Tobacco Dependence Program at the UMDNJ School of Public Health.  The staff are professionals who are trained in tobacco dependence. They will work with you to develop a personalized plan designed to best help you quit smoking.

The Wellness Community - The Wellness Community (TWC) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources to people affected by cancer. Make sure you look at the the The Virtual Wellness Community that has rooms devoted to lung, breast, ovarian, colorectal and pancreatic cancer as well as lymphoma.  There are also rooms on nutrition, mind-body, and caregiving. You can also find local chapters from this site.

 

Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Cancer Survivorship 101 - Livestrong's video on survivorship guides you through the mental and physical challenges you may experience post-treatment

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship - This Youtube channel from the NCCS is dedicated to the issue of life after cancer.

March 2014