June is designated as National Cancer Survivor Month – with June 7 named National Cancer Survivors Day – to help raise awareness about living as a cancer survivor.
Several organizations offer free resources for survivors, their families, and caregivers. Among them, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host a June 28 AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forum on Cancer Survivorship, and maintains an AACR Advocacy Community. Visit their website for more information.
In addition, the American Cancer Society supports a Cancer Survivors Network, offers information to assist with nutrition and physical activity during and after cancer treatment, and features a resource guide for caregivers. Visit the Treatment and Survivorship section of their website for more information.
Here in Gainesville, UF Health Radiation Oncology – Davis Cancer Pavilion has recently launched an Adult Cancer Survivorship Program which, through a collaborative partnership with patients and caregivers, provides support and follow-up for a higher quality of life after cancer treatment ends. Read more about this program.