There are currently 14 million cancer survivors living in the United States, and by 2022 there will be an estimated 18 million survivors. The Wall Street Journal cites an increased focus on “the whole patient” as the next front in cancer care, with emphasis on the emotional and mental well-being of survivors.
The WSJ article highlights the work that the Cancer Support Community has been doing to address the needs of those impacted by cancer, including CSC’s partnership with Greenville Health System’s Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship in Greenville, SC. The article quotes CSC President & CEO Kim Thiboldeaux saying, “Cancer hospitals are realizing that they have to be a one-stop shop, taking care not just of the body, but of the mind and soul of the survivor.”
Read more (link to http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303330204579248400281496142) about how CSC and Greenville Health System have changed the lives of people living with cancer, and visit our website for more information about CSC’s support and educational programs and services.