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Breast Cancer Survivorship
Are you a Cancer Survivor?

"An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Family members, friends, and care-givers are also impacted by the survivorship experience and are therefore included in this definition”, (Office of Cancer Survivorship at National Cancer Institute, 1996 definition). Learn more about survivorship at Office of Cancer Survivorship

The Canadian Cancer Society reports that there are more than 800,000 cancer survivors in Canada. 1

Do you consider yourself part of this group?

Family and friends may expect you to be overjoyed that you have completed treatment, but often people feel anxiety when leaving the "safety net" of active treatment. By focusing on making positive steps towards a healthy lifestyle, you can gain control over your recovery.

As you move forward from active treatment to the post treatment phase we have designed this website to support your survivorship journey. We have provided general information on topics important to Breast Cancer survivors along with useful links to other resources. Educating yourself about healthy lifestyles, medical follow-up and coping skills will help you take control of your survivorship.

To get started, click on the topics to the left to navigate to each page.

Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment™
 
At the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre we are proud to offer the Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment™ survivorship program developed by the Cancer Support Community and LIVESTRONG to support and empower survivors as they transition from active treatment to post-treatment. 

Cancer Transitions is an evidence-based community program for survivors of a cancer diagnosis who have completed treatment and includes sessions on each of the following topics:

  • Get Back to Wellness: Take Control of Your Survivorship
  • Emotional Health and Well-Being: From Patient to Survivor
  • Nutrition Beyond Cancer
  • Exercise for Wellness: Customized Exercise
  • Medical Management Beyond Cancer
  • Life Beyond Cancer

Participants meet for a 2.5-hour session once a week for six weeks. Group support, discussion and exercise are incorporated into each session. The program's interactive approach facilitates group support and discussion about the core topic areas, as well as practical tools and information to encourage short and long-term goal setting for physical and emotional well-being.

The full course is offered 3 – 4 times per year at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre. To register:  Link to How to Contact the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre
 Cancer Transitions®  website is also a great resource for those who cannot attend the onsite course.

¹As reported in Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015 (May 2015), As of January 2009, 810,045 Canadians had been diagnosed with cancer within the previous 10 years and were still alive on that date. 

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