There are close to 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S., and this population continues to grow. A person is considered to be a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis until the end of life.
Survivors are living longer and many are elderly, with chronic medical conditions that also require care.
Primary care providers play an important role in caring for cancer survivors, yet research shows that their skills and comfort levels in managing issues related to cancer survivorship can be improved.
The resources on this website are meant to enhance primary care providers’ knowledge and skills in caring for cancer survivors. This website was developed for medical professionals.
The process for selecting the links included a comprehensive review of cancer-related sites and printed materials. Each link was initially reviewed by a research assistant and by the site creator, then vetted by clinical experts in cancer survivorship. Links are updated on a regular basis. We are happy to receive your ideas, comments and/or suggestions, so please feel free to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that we do read your emails and appreciate your suggestions, but we may not be able to respond and may not include all sites that may be recommended.
We update the links regularly though it is possible that the source links may change without our knowledge. We emphasize that the content of the resources is not under our control. The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. The site creator and affiliated institutions do not assume any liability or responsibility for damage or injury (including death) to any person or property arising from any use of or reliance upon any information, ideas, or instructions through use of this website.
We acknowledge the initial funding obtained for this effort from the National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Research Network Cancer Communication Research Center. We receive no current external funding support.