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According to the National Institutes of Health, “an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also impacted by the survivorship experience and are therefore included in this definition.”
Regardless of your personal definition of a cancer survivor, survivorship is recognized nationally as the span of time between an individual’s cancer diagnosis and the end of his or her life. Survivorship care has become increasingly important as the number of cancer survivors continues to grow in the US. Implications of survivorship can include the long-term and late effects of cancer and the impact of its treatment. The post-treatment experience in survivorship should address the myriad of physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, and economic concerns experienced by this growing population.
The survey showed that survivors face struggles that are…
The medical community has begun paying more attention to these needs. “Cancer treatment” has evolved to provide care for the whole person … for the rest of life.
That’s why Georgia CORE – which works to strengthen cancer care throughout our state – includes strategies to support “survivorship” in its efforts. Learn more about each of these areas of need by clicking through our cancer survivorship connection resources.
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Last Updated: 10/30/2020 10:29:47 AM
Cancer survivors face the financial burdens of treatment long after recovery.
Georgia CORE presents the 20 Trailblazers and 26 Innovators who will be recognized in February at Georgia CORE's 20th anniversary gala, "A Toast to the Trailblazers."
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On Sept. 30, Georgia's cancer experts shared advice and experiences with oncology providers, patient navigators and research managers - all to provide new ways to diversify participation in clinical trials. See scenes from the summit >>
Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation
Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.