In Events, Survivors

Cancer survivorship is an increasingly important topic, as people are living longer after diagnosis than ever before. In this month’s Teal Talk, MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany shares some helpful resources to help you live well throughout your survivorship journey.

Cancer survivorship is a day-to-day process that begins the moment you are diagnosed. From there, it can progress through acute, extended, and permanent stages of survivorship.

Survivorship can look different for everyone. That is why survivorship care—or addressing a survivor’s physical, emotional and social needs—is so important. There are many resources about survivorship and supportive care needs and information available on care plans, managing long-term side effects, follow-up care after cancer treatment and more. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provides some helpful information and tools, here.

A local resource many people have found helpful is the University of Minnesota’s Thrive Cancer Survivorship Series. The Thrive Series is a free, weekly virtual series beginning October 3. This year’s sessions explore a variety of topics from nutrition and mental health needs to cancer therapies and more. For additional information and to sign up, click here.


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