Many survivors talk about returning to the “New Normal” after cancer. The transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor is not easy. Often survivors feel like they should just be able to pop back into old ways, thoughts and feelings. This is not necessarily the case. This is why LIVESTRONG along with The Wellness Community created the Cancer Transitions program in 2006. Cancer Transitions is a 6-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors to help them
- Less about the negative impacts of cancer
- Better physical and social functioning
- A renewed commitment to physical activity
- Improvements in fat-related dietary habits
Cancer Transitions is one of the four model programs available for replication in the 2011 Community Impact Project. Community organizations should apply to have the program available to the people in their communities. If you are a facility looking to support those that have finished treatment, we invite you to apply for funding to implement this program. If you are a member of a community that is interested in having this program available to yourself or those you love, please forward this information along to local hospitals, community centers or anywhere else you think would be interested in hosting this program.
The need to find a way to transition back into society after treatment is real. Help us help people in your town achieve the goal of living a full life after cancer. Apply today. Applications close on April 27th.