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The Cancer Transitions program targets many of the physical, psychosocial, and practical issues that you and your loved ones may face now that cancer treatment is over. It will empower you to reach a higher quality of life with improved lifestyle skills and habits in:

Patients who participate in their fight for recovery along with their health care team, will improve the quality of their lives and may enhance the possibility of recovery.

—Dr. Harold Benjamin, Founder of The Wellness Community

Cancer survivors nationwide have expressed the need for more encouragement and support with nutrition, exercise, emotional health, and medical management: the primary issues discussed in each session of this program. Participants meet for a 2 ½ hour session each week for six (6) consecutive weeks. Expert presentations, group discussion, and an emphasis on setting and achieving active goals, will ensure that participants receive a unique and enriching experience.

One of the most important aspects of this program is the fact that everyone participating will learn from one another and will realize that they are not alone. This is a special opportunity to connect with other people living with similar experiences and to talk about issues and concerns. At the end of 6 weeks we hope that you will feel a renewed sense of energy and ability to cope with life after treatment. There is one follow-up “Booster” session that will be held four weeks after the core program ends to reinforce the primary lessons learned.

Each of the 6 sessions focus on one survivorship skill-set:
Session 1: Get Back to Wellness: Take Control of Your Survivorship
Session 2: Exercise for Wellness: Customized Exercise
Session 3: Emotional Health and Well-Being: From Patient to Survivor
Session 4: Nutrition Beyond Cancer
Session 5: Medical Management Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know
Session 6: Moving Beyond Treatment: Next Steps Towards Survivorship

The Cancer Transitions program also features:
• A weekly 30 minute exercise program tailored for the needs of cancer survivors
• Training in relaxation and stress management
• Group discussion and support
• Resources for additional information

Cancer Transitions has been adapted in a U.S. Spanish version as well as for Canada:

  • The Spanish adaptation, ¿Ahora Que? La vida después del tratamiento de cancer, encourages caregivers to participate. CSC collaborated with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on the program adaptation.
  • The Canadian adaptations of the program are available in English and French.

For more information, email jtaylor@cancersupportcommunity.org.

Cancer Transitions: U.S. English

Cancer Transitions: U.S. Spanish

Cancer Transitions: Canadian English

Cancer Transitions: Canadian French

Where is Cancer Transitions being held this year?

  • Davenport, Iowa - Tuesday evenings starting Februrary 5th, 2019 contact Kelly Hendershot for more information
  • Royal Oak, Michigan -  Wednesday mornings starting January 16, 2019, contact Liz Femminineo for more information
  • Savannah, Georgia -  Wednesday mornings starting January 24, 2019, at J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, contact Sarah Copeland at 912-651-5788 for more information 
  • Burlington, North Carolina- Wednesdays starting April 3rd, 2019, at Cone Health Cancer Centrer at Alamance Regional, contact Sandy Hess at 336-586-3583 for more information
  • St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - Coming Soon at Dr. H Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation at Dr. H Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, contact Lynette Hillier at 709-777-7590 for more information

Are you interested in running Cancer Transtions? Contact Julie Taylor.

Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment was created by the Cancer Support Community and LIVESTRONG to support, educate and empower people during the transition period following treatment—especially as people live longer and stronger lives after being treated for cancer.