What is Cancer Transitions?
Cancer Transitions was developed in 2006 by the Cancer Support Community and LIVESTRONG to support and empower survivors as they transition from active treatment to post-treatment. The evidence-based program is for survivors of any cancer diagnosis who have completed treatment. While it is mainly targeted to individuals who have completed their treatment within the last 24 months, Cancer Transitions may benefit survivors at any time in their survivorship beyond 24 months. Participants learn the benefits of exercise, nutrition, emotional support and medical management—core issues for cancer survivors.

This six-week program is designed to help redefine how we live our lives from this point forward and is offered in face-to-face groups across the country. 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

Is this program in my community and how can I get involved?
To find out if this program is offered in your community or to learn how you can get involved with Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment, please contact our Community Program at Community@LIVESTRONG.org.

How can I bring this program to my community?
Since its inception, this program has been offered to more than 100 communities nationwide through our grants program.  Due to popularity and demand we now offer the program materials outside of our annual grants process for a purchase price of $250 per six week session, and an annual licensing fee of $1,000. This includes training of the facilitator, access to technical support, the facilitator guidebook and twenty participant manuals. If your organization is interested in purchasing these materials please email us at Community@LIVESTRONG.org.

 

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