Our partners at the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship have developed comprehensive educational resources and guidance for cancer survivors. Please use the links below to access empowering tools and resources on living fully through and beyond cancer. This toolbox can be ordered free as a CD set here.
Information that needs to be gathered and decisions that need to be made in the initial days and weeks after a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer is a common problem for many older persons, but simply being older should not add to the burden of the disease. This section focuses on issues that have specific meaning for older cancer survivors, such as finding quality cancer care despite your age and other health problems and getting help paying for medications.
Guidance for underinsured or uninsured people who are having difficulty finding and getting the care they need.
Caring for a cancer survivor can be overwhelming. Caregivers are also survivors because they too are surviving the challenges, responsibilities, and life-changing effects of cancer and treatment. In this section, you will find resources and support for cancer caregivers to address their own needs.
LIVESTRONG, the organization founded by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, named St.Vincent Hospital a Community Impact Project Award recipient. St.Vincent is using the award to develop several survivorship programs for our patients, their loved ones, and the Central Indiana cancer support community.
Learn more about Cancer Transitions Support Group here.
Cancer survivorship is a day-to-day, ongoing process that begins with your diagnosis and continues through the rest of your life. This section discusses a number of important issues specific to life beyond the diagnosis and initial treatment of cancer.
From the National Cancer Institute. This section describes in detail the physical issues that can occur when treatment is over.
Cancer changes a person’s healthcare needs forever. Every person with cancer should receive written care plans and summaries that follow them from the time they are diagnosed through all their years of survivorship. A care plan helps survivors understand their cancer treatment and clarifies follow-up needs.
Although death is an inevitable part of life, few of us know just what to do or say or how to find the support we need when we are nearing the end of our lives and saying our final goodbyes. This section offers guidance on choices, resources, and what to expect during this last stage of survival.
Special thanks to the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship for this content. All rights reserved….need legal verbiage from NCCS. Linda: waiting to hear back. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. The not-for-profit organization can be reached at www.canceradvocacy.org or (301) 650-9127 or (888) 650-9127 (toll-free). You may write for information at email@example.com. To order the Cancer Survival Toolbox® or other NCCS publications, call (877) NCCS-YES or (877) 622-7937.
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More than 75 people, ages 2 to 90, contributed to the Cancer Center’s first mosaic. The Women of Hope, who raise money for cancer patients at St.Vincent, funded this mosaic and will support more mosaics to be created for the inpatient and outpatient cancer treatment areas. Artist-in-Resident Joani Rothenberg oversees the creations.About the Cancer Center mosaic…