There are many ways to define survivorship. It can begin from the time of diagnosis and includes people who are dying from untreatable cancer. Many expand their idea of what survivorship means to them by including family, friends and caregivers who are affected by the diagnosis of cancer. No matter how you define survivorship, El Camino Hospital has the resources and connections to guide you.
El Camino Hospital has partnered with the American Cancer Society in the Look Good, Feel Better Program. Please contact our concierge at 650-988-8338 for additional information.
Relay for Life
Join more than 3.5 million people who are dedicated to eliminating cancer in our lifetime. At events in 4,800 communities nationwide, teams of families, friends and coworkers join together to CELEBRATE the lives of those who have battled cancer, REMEMBER those lost and FIGHT BACK against a disease that takes too much. To learn more visit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Web site.
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, worldwide Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada, and other participating countries. Participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. Visit the National Cancer Survivors Day Web site to learn more.
Centers for Diesease Control and Prevention
The CDC Web site offers a survivorship guide. The CDC works with national, state, tribal, and local partners to create and implement successful strategies to help the millions of people in the United States who live with, through, and beyond cancer.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Lance Armstrong Foundation unites people to fight cancer believing that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything.