Smart Survivors Guide

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:

The Cancer Support Community Living Room
I Had Cancer
Planet Cancer
Vital Options International
The Voices of Survivors Foundation

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.

Click Here for the NCCS Cancer Survival Toolbox (link is external)

Association of Community Cancer Centers' 2014 Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide
ACCC's 2014 PAP Guide is now available for free download. Designed to help clinicians with identifying and accessing resources, the guide will help patients with costs related to their treatment, medications, missed work hours, transportation. In the digital edition of the 2014 PAP Guide, there are direct links to forms patients need, a sticky-note feature to make notes in the guide, and an email feature to share guide information with colleagues and patients.

Click here for the 2014 Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide (link is external)

Comments on Survivorship

Susan Leigh
We invite you to watch these brief video clips about how the label "cancer survivor" was developed and is changing over time. Each clip will open in a new page and is being streamed by the UA College of Nursing.

Marnie Lamm
Marnie Lamm
Marnie Lamm, MD; Medical Director, at the Univeristy of Arizona Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic