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Cancer Survivorship Links
These Survivorship resources provide communication forums for all whose lives are touched by cancer - places to share stories, ideas, and insights, and to explore hopes and fears. They fully explore the meaning of Survivorship, and offer social support networks to help people cope more effectively with their cancer journeys. There are many additional sites on Survivorship, and many included in our resource directory, but these are a few that we selected for you:
Tucson Cancer Action Network
Community Cancer Connections LinkIN! hosted the first gathering of the Cancer Action Network Finding Common Ground and Building Bridges to bring together healthcare professionals, integrative therapists, cancer educators, social workers, support group facilitators, navigators, volunteers, and more. The Network's purpose is to increase collaboration and knowledge of the full range of programs and service for cancer survivorship in Southern Arizona. To learn more about the Network, read the summary.
Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP; Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
NCCS Cancer Survival Toolbox
The award-winning 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. The audio programs address scenarios for many topics and issues cancer patients/survivors face during their cancer journey. The conversations touch on issues from how to communicate with your healthcare provider, family and loved ones, to understanding complicated financial issues. Each scenario is inspired by true stories of cancer survivorship.
Comments on Survivorship
Susan Leigh, RN; Survivorship Navigator, Arizona Oncology
Marnie Lamm, MD; Medical Director, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic