Key Takeaways

  • Provide support for cancer survivors in your community through a group-based self-management program.

  • Help participants address fear of recurrence, fatigue, pain, nutrition, and more.

Cancer Thriving and Surviving (In-person) is a workshop for cancer survivors who have completed their major cancer treatments. Participants learn skills  to deal with problems such as fear of recurrence, changes in body image, frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty, appropriate exercise for regaining and maintaining flexibility, and endurance, making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, setting priorities, relationships. Core skills taught include action planning, problem solving and decision making.

  • Target audience: Adults, 18 years and older who are managing cancer or are in remission
  • Health outcomes:
    • Improved communication with providers
    • Less depression
    • More energy
    • Better sleep
    • Less stress
  • Delivered by: 2 trained peer facilitators
  • Program type: Group
  • Format: In person
  • Length: 6 weekly, 2.5-hour sessions
  • Training: In-person
  • Professional required: No
  • Accessibility adaptations available: Yes
  • Cultural adaptations available: Yes
  • Available in languages other than English: Spanish
  • Topic(s):
    • Medication Management
    • Nutrition
    • Pain Management
    • Physical Activity
  • ContactContact the Self-Management Resource Center

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