Survivorship

Mornington Peninsula

An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, for the rest of his or her life. It covers the physical, psychosocial and economic issues of cancer, beyond the diagnosis and treatment phases.

Survivorship includes issues related to the ability to get health care and follow-up treatment, late effects of treatment, second cancers, and quality of life. Family members, friends and caregivers are also considered part of the survivorship experience.   

Other useful resources

Cancer survivorship 
Peter Mac – Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre

Caring for a cancer survivor
Peter Mac Fact Sheet – Caring for a cancer survivor tips