Survivorship

Patients fighting breast cancer need a variety of resources and support.

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series

https://smhs.gwu.edu/gwci/survivorship/ncsrc/elearning

This free continuing education program provides a forum to educate primary care providers (e.g., general medicine physicians, geriatricians, gynecologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses) about how to better understand and care for their patients who are cancer survivors in the primary care setting.

National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Toolkit

https://smhs.gwu.edu/gwci/survivorship/ncsrc/national-cancer-survivorship-center-toolkit

Download the provider section to enhance your practice and help to ensure cancer survivors receive evidence-based follow-up care. Another section of this toolkit provides resources to help with implementing American Cancer Society cancer survivorship care guidelines for colorectal, head and neck and prostate cancers and the American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology cancer survivorship care guideline for breast cancer. In addition to the guidelines, information is included on training opportunities for primary care providers and patient materials to help activate cancer survivors to be full participants in their survivorship care.

 OncoLife Survivorship Care Plan

http://www.oncolink.org/oncolife/

A tool to create a personalized survivorship care plan for survivors of adult cancers.

Cancer Survivorship in Primary Care

http://www.cancersurvivorshipprimarycare.org

This website provides resources to enhance primary care providers’ knowledge and skills in caring for cancer survivors.

American Cancer Society Information for Health Care Professionals

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/informationforhealthcareprofessionals/index

Reliable information from the American Cancer Society to help educate yourself and your staff about cancer.

Cancer can bring many challenges. Springboard Beyond Cancer provides cancer survivors with information and resources to help them cope and stay in control. 

CDC Launches Updated Cancer Survivorship Website

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivorship/

In recognition of Cancer Survivorship Month, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently relaunched a completely updated Cancer Survivorship website. The website provides a wealth of updated information for cancer survivors, family friends, caregivers and health care professionals. Stories on survivorship, cancer treatment options, educational tools resources and trainings are key topics that you will find useful. 

GW Cancer Center releases new report on cancer survivorship in the U.S.

Breast Cancer-Related Podcasts On the Road

CANCERcare has long been known as the place to go for telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial assistance. cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, loved ones and health care professionals can find help on the website. The organization also has an archive of breast cancer related podcasts to download as MP3s for easy listening. One of these podcasts, An Update on Early Stage Breast Cancer, can be downloaded by clicking here. To access more cancer-related information, click here.

Speak with a Social Worker: CANCERcare’s professional oncology social workers provide support, information and resources to help people better cope with cancer. Individual counseling for individuals with cancer, caregivers and loved ones is available over the telephone no matter where you live in the U.S. or in person at their offices in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. For more information, click here

 

 

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