Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Who is a Survivor?

Several nationally recognized organizations have helped define this 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 exactly is survivorship?

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. Research and recommendations by nationally-recognized organizations such as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation have blossomed over the last several years. The long-term and late effects of cancer and its treatment has emphasized the need for survivorship programs that address the myriad of physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, and economic concerns experienced by this growing population.

For Survivors

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020 at a Glance

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer highlights the most important clinical research advances of the past year and identifies priority areas where ASCO believes research efforts should be focused moving forward.

 Media & Events 2/12/2020

GC3 Survivorship Advocacy Council looking for members

Every year cancer impacts the lives of thousands of Georgians. In fact, cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in our state. Whether coping with a diagnosis, undergoing treatment, providing oncology care, supporting a loved one or searching for a cure, there is support available for organizations and individuals through the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium (GC3)...

1/15/2020

Georgia CORE

 

Hearts and Minds Dedicated to Improving Cancer Care

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.