Community Cancer Connections

A Collaborative Resource for Survivors, Caregivers, and Providers

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:


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


Association of Community Cancer Centers' 2015 Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide


Here’s what you will find in ACCC’s 2015 Guide:

  • A list of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical patient assistance programs, including directions on how to apply and links to enrollment forms.
  • 7 steps to improving the patient experience with the chemotherapy process.
  • A patient assistance flow chart.
  • A PAP Quick Reference guide.


Click here for the 2015 Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide


Comments on Survivorship

Susan Leigh, RN; Survivorship Navigator, Arizona Oncology


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

What is cancer survivorship?