The American Cancer Society uses the term cancer survivor to refer to anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer no matter where they are in the course of their disease.
In this section you'll find information and tips on staying active and healthy during and after cancer treatment. You can also get information on managing your health care as a cancer survivor.
Learn about how to prepare for treatment and how to adjust to life with cancer. You'll find information on what to eat and how to stay active during treatment, as well as ideas and resources to help you manage stress.
The end of treatment can be both stressful and exciting. Find information about life after cancer, including eating well, being active, and returning to work.
Learn what you should do to manage your health care as a cancer survivor, and get answers to questions you might have about long term side effects, the possibility of recurrence or second cancers, or managing cancer as a chronic condition.
Cancer prevalence is defined as the number of living people who have ever been diagnosed with cancer. It includes people diagnosed with cancer in the past as well those who were recently diagnosed.
More people than ever are surviving cancer and thriving after treatment. Watch this video series to learn how to cope with the physical and emotional challenges that come during cancer treatment and beyond, and find inspiration in the experiences of other survivors.
If you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, learning more and connecting with others can be a source of support and comfort. Visit these American Cancer Society resources to find what’s right for you.