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Survivorship Information & Resources

Life After Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer-related deaths are on the decline. Early detection, new drugs, new technologies, improvements in prevention, improvements in treatment and better education have all contributed.

Life for survivors is different than it was before cancer. It’s common for survivors to be concerned about cancer reoccurrence, financial issues, long-term physical and emotional effects, among other issues. There are many resources that address these worries. The American Cancer Society offers several resources on survivorship including:

http://www.acscsn.org/
American Cancer Society: The Cancer Survivors Network National online community of and for cancer survivors.

http://www.cancersurvivaltoolbox.org/
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.

http://www.cancer.net
American Society of Clinical Oncologists patient site

http://www.canceradvocacy.org/
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

http://www.cancercare.org/get_help/tew_calendar.php
Connect® Education Workshops.  Upcoming Telephone Education Workshops available free.

http://www.fertilehope.org/learn-more/cancer-and-fertility-info/fertility-risks.cfm
When facing cancer, survival is most important. However, you should know that the treatments used to fight your cancer may affect your ability to have children. This section includes general information about cancer-related fertility risks.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/survivorship
Survivorship - Living with and Beyond Cancer from National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

http://www.oncolink.org/oncolife/
OncoLink has decided to focus on a “survivorship care plan” detailing the medical consequences a survivor may face. This document will be individualized based on the answers you provide in a brief questionnaire



United in Healing with the US Oncology Network