Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Support for Family & Friends
of Cancer Survivors

It can be challenging for family members and close friends of cancer survivors to experience this unique journey with their loved one. Often times, it is difficult to determine what to say, how to react, or when to ask if help is needed. Despite this, it is important to remain steadfast and committed to your loved one; friendships and relationships are important in helping a cancer survivor find their “new normal”.

Increasing dialogue among the cancer survivor, family, and friends can help everyone to better understand the cancer survivor’s unique needs. In addition, it can help you cope with what you are experiencing during this journey of survivorship. Developing your own network of support is important as well.

Although survivorship is sometimes considered a unique phase following active cancer treatment, many tips and ideas for friends and family members of a newly diagnosed cancer patient are still relevant at this time. Both the National Cancer Institute and the American Society of Clinical Oncology offer useful advice for how to navigate this aspect of the cancer journey. 

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Last Updated: 6/23/2019 3:36:33 PM

For Caregivers

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Guest Editorial: A three-time cancer survivor should not get COVID-19, but I did

Cancer patients and survivors should not get COVID-19. A three-time cancer survivor should definitely not get COVID. But I did. And it was not good. Here is my story and the lessons I learned that might be of value to others.

1/19/2021

Survivors helping others survive

Three women, three cancer survivorship journeys, three missions resulting in nonprofits started to help and support others fighting cancer.

11/03/2020

Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

GASCO encourages all our members and members of the survivorship community to view the new video produced by the Medical Association of Georgia as the November offering of their "Top Docs" program.

12/04/2020

 Screening & Genetics

Georgia Tech’s Durham picked to lead cancer organization

Lynn Durham has been named the new president and CEO of Georgia CORE. Durham, currently Georgia Tech vice president for institute relations, will replace Nancy Paris, who has led Georgia CORE since its inception and is retiring.

12/07/2020

 About

Georgia CORE and partners win five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

The CDC-funded program will bring colorectal screening, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 people in southeast and southwest Georgia.

7/08/2020

Nancy Paris elevates cancer treatment and research in Georgia

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since its creation in 2005. At the end of the year, she will be retiring after spending her entire career in healthcare, during which she focused on addressing community health issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS and rural health.

11/09/2020

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.