Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment
The program was developed in 2006 in partnership between the Cancer Support Community and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Cancer Transitions™ is designed to support, educate and empower people with cancer in the transitional period after treatment is over. Research shows that both men and women who participate can experience:
- Less worry about the negative impacts of cancer.
- Better physical and social functioning.
- More commitment to physical activity.
- Improvements in fat-related dietary habits.
The six-week series incorporates support groups, education, nutrition and physical exercise, and addresses other medical management, psychosocial and quality of life issues. The program provides survivors with practical tools and resources to formulate a personal action plan for survivorship. The Cancer Transitions program has been adapted for use in Canada by a partnership between LIVESTRONG, The Cancer Support Community, and the British Columbia Cancer Agency.
For information on licensing this program for use within your institution please contact us at CancerTransitions@livestrong.org.
Cancer accounts for nearly 8 million deaths worldwide each year, killing more people than TB, AIDS and malaria combined. The situation is particularly dire in the developing world. In 1970, only 15 percent of new cancer cases occurred in the developing world. Currently, over half of new cancer cases and almost two-thirds of cancer deaths now occur in low-income and middle-income countries, and the burden is expected to grow. By 2030, it is estimated that 70 percent of the global cancer burden will be borne by the developing world.
The LIVESTRONG documentary, Delivering Hope, illuminates through patient stories the possibility and promise of treating cancer in settings with limited resources. The Lance Armstrong Foundation is working to ensure that people around the world have access to the cancer care and support they need. Learn more at www.livestrong.org/deliveringhope.