Many people with cancer live a long time after diagnosis. There are more than 13 million cancer survivors in the United States today. A survivor is defined here as any person who has been diagnosed with cancer.
If you are a cancer survivor who has completed treatment, a Survivorship Care Plan can help you understand your cancer treatments that you received and your follow-up needs.
Learn more about cancer treatment, survivorship and support resources by visiting the organizations listed below:
Learn about making treatment decisions, coping with side effects, handling financial matters, caregiving, and living well after cancer. The American Cancer Society also has programs and services to help you manage cancer treatment and recovery and find the emotional support you need.
Cancer Lifeline provides emotional support, resources, educational classes and exercise programs designed to support people in all stages of the cancer process for patients, survivors, their families, friends, co-workers and caregivers. Services are available at no cost throughout the Puget Sound area and in 16 Western Washington counties.
Cancer Pathways provides free of charge, support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a nonresidential, homelike setting for people living with cancer and their families and friends.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians who work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
Harmony Hill provides three-day residential Cancer, Healing and Survivorship retreats at its 12-acre campus overlooking Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains, and Healing Circles / Cancer Wellness workshops in various communities, all at no-cost to individuals impacted by cancer, including companions and caregivers.
LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare is a one-on-one support program to help cancer survivors learn about cancer and their fertility risks, address financial, insurance, and employment issues, and connect to new treatments in development.
Mesothelioma Guide was founded with over a decade of experience serving the mesothelioma community and a commitment to creating a better environment for patients and family members. By remaining a for-profit company, we’re able to dedicate hundreds of thousands of dollars in free top-tier resources and patient support staff. Their mission is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
Breast Cancer Resources
The Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade raises funds and awareness for advancing access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Action carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic.
The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to fund innovative breast cancer research and to promote breast health through education and outreach. Breast cancer survivors, their friends and health-care professionals are fulfilling this mission.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
Cervical Cancer Resources
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is a growing coalition of people battling cervical cancer and HPV related issues.
Colon Cancer Resources
The Colon Cancer Alliance is a community that provides hope and support to patients and their families while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy and research.
Washington Colon Cancer STARS was founded to provide support, treatment, awareness, resources, and screening for colon cancer prevention.