Nearly 15 million Americans who have been diagnosed with cancer are living in the United States. This Sunday, June 4th, isNational Cancer Survivors Day. Learn what CDC is doing about cancer survivorship and find information for survivors and their family, friends and caregivers, as well as health care professionals and researchers.
Learn more about cancer survivorship and care from CDC, including:
- Tips for caregivers who go to doctor visits with the survivors in their lives to help cancer survivors cope and make medical decisions.
- Information for health care providers who are caring for cancer survivors who use tobacco to help inform their patients on the risks associated with tobacco use during and after cancer treatment.
- Stories from cancer survivors - inspiring, empowering, honest accounts of cancer survivorship.
Making Our Health a Priority in Honor of National Cancer Survivors Day
"Having cancer forced me to understand the importance of making my health a priority, and I challenge each of you to do the same."
Pamela is a breast cancer survivor and CDC employee. Read her story and find out what National Cancer Survivors Day means to her.
Recent DCPC Co-Authored Publications on Cancer Survivorship
A Novel Public Health Approach to Measuring Tobacco Cessation Needs Among Cancer Survivors in Alaska.