Survivors - ACSC
Cancer survivorshipOur aim is to help improve services and care for cancer survivors in Australia. We are doing this by advocating for and assisting the development of services, as well as promoting research, education and discussion within the health system to:
|For some people, being a ‘survivor’ begins when they start cancer treatment. For others, it begins after treatment, when they start seeing their doctor for follow-up. Some people feel like survivors for many years after finishing treatment and follow-up.|
Being a survivor means different things to different people. However, almost all survivors share common issues. In some cases, they are issues that only affect cancer survivors.
|The ACSC is focusing on increasing awareness, especially about issues that affect survivors after their treatment ends. We believe that more awareness will bring about positive changes in the health system that will improve the care of cancer survivors. |