Who is a Cancer Survivor?

An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of cancer diagnosis through the balance of his or her life,” according to the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and the NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship. The number of cancer survivors in the United States has more than tripled to almost 15.5 million over the past 40 years thanks to advances in detection and treatment.

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What does the RISE UP program offer to a survivor?

  • Initial and subsequent treatment related teaching
  • Classes for cancer survivors
  • Review of treatment side effects
  • Assessment of financial needs
  • Assessment of social needs, such as transportation, home support, caregiver support
  • Stress management before, during, and after treatment
  • Incorporation of alternative therapies, such as yoga, relaxation, meditation
  • Spiritual needs addressed
  • Nutritional teaching, physical strength/weakness assessment
  • A “whole person” approach to a survivor’s care
  • Communication with your other providers to keep them “in the loop”

How does a survivor become part of RISE UP?

Before the first treatment, the provider will refer patients to RISE UP for an initial visit.

After treatment is complete, the provider will refer patients back to RISE UP if warranted or you request it.

Classes for Cancer Survivors

As a part of RISE UP, Seby B. Jones Cancer Center offers FREE classes for cancer survivors currently undergoing treatment or post-treatment, as well as family and community members. Click to here for a list of classes and registration instructions.