What is the Cancer Survivorship Connection?

The Cancer Survivorship Connection offers a space for cancer survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to access information, resources, and tools to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors here in Georgia.  The Cancer Survivorship Connection was created by the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE), a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of cancer care in Georgia.

In creating the Cancer Survivorship Connection, Georgia CORE’s goal was to develop a comprehensive site that provides evidence-based information for survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals, highlighting the resources and services available across Georgia.  Georgia CORE has the vision that one day all cancer survivors in Georgia will seek and receive evidence-based, coordinated care.  Our mission is to be a bridge between active cancer treatment and long-term survivorship, with tools, information and connectivity that will support survivors in their ongoing cancer journey.


How do I navigate the Cancer Survivorship Connection?   

The Cancer Survivorship Connection is divided into three areas: information for Survivors, Healthcare Providers and Caregivers.  Resources are listed under all three sections that are geared towards the interests of that group.  You can get to these pages by hovering over the "Survivorship" tab at the upper right hand of the screen, clicking on one of the three icons listed at the top of the page or scrolling to the bottom of the page to access additional sections.  You can also use the search engine at the top of the page to find what you are looking for.


What is the difference between the Survivor, Healthcare Provider and Caregiver Sections?

Survivor: The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) defines survivorship as living with, through, and beyond cancer.  This space provides information important to Survivors, such as nutrition, mental health, physical activity, spirituality, sexuality and fertility, symptom management and economic and employment concerns.

Caregiver: While a caregiver’s main focus is often the health and well-being of their loved one, caregivers must remember themselves throughout the survivorship journey as well.  This section provides information to help support caregivers, help them better understand the Survivor’s journey and lists educational resources.

Healthcare Professionals: In this area, you can learn more about the unique role healthcare professionals play in improving cancer survivorship care, health outcomes for survivors and their overall quality of life.  It also lists information for survivor care plans, educational resources and national standards and guidelines.


Who is considered a Survivor?

Several nationally recognized organizations have helped define the ubiquitous term survivor. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) defines a cancer survivor as anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis until the end of life. The NCI also factors in the impact of cancer on family, friends, and caregivers of survivors as part of their definition of cancer survivorship. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) defines survivorship as living with, through, and beyond cancer. 


What other resources are available?


In addition to our sections for Survivors, Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals,  the Cancer Survivorship Connection contains a Blog, Survivorship Videos, Survivorship Forums, useful Survivorship Apps, Survivors' Stories and information on the Commission on Cancer Centers.  You can reach all of the pages from their icons at the bottom of the home page.

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What is the difference between the Cancer Survivorship Connection and www.GeorgiaCancerInfo.org?

GeorgiaCancerInfo.org is the first-ever comprehensive on line cancer information center for Georgia. On this website, patients, their families and caregivers have access to valuable information on cancer care and resources to assist them in making important decisions. Doctors and healthcare professionals use the website for the latest information on clinical trials, oncologists, treatment guidelines and cancer treatment sites.

The Cancer Survivorship Connection is a comprehensive site that provides information for survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals.  It highlights resources and services available in Georgia.


What are Comission on Cancer Centers?

The Comission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and qualit of life for cancer patients.  To search for a CoC near you, click here.


How do I join your mailing list?

Click on “Join Our Mailing List” at the top right of this page, just above the “Search” bar.


How do I donate?

Thank you for wanting to donate to GeorgiaCancerInfo.org.  Every contribution helps!  Since GeorgiaCancerInfo.org was created by the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE), our donation page reflects that name.  You can donate here: http://www2.guidestar.org/profile/57-1159979.


Comments or Questions?

Please contact Elizabeth Fullerton at efullerton@georgiacore.org or 404-588-4082.  Or, you can take our survey to provide us with feedback