“Cancer has given me a new perspective on life. I have learned what is important to me which is my family and children. I appreciate my health and body a lot more than before, especially that I am able to run, bike and spend time outdoors.”
– Nancy Limburg, Breast Cancer Survivor
Cancer survivorship begins at diagnosis and extends through the rest of the person’s life. Cancer survivorship can also include caregivers and support systems around the individual diagnosed. It is estimated that 81,260 cancer survivors reside within the state of Utah. As screenings become more efficient and treatments become more effective, it is expected that more people will enter remission for their cancer or live longer with their diagnosis.
|Setting||Non-PSE Approach||PSE Approach|
|Healthcare Organizations||Provide patients contact information for survivorship support groups.||Routinely provide a comprehensive post-treatment plan and refer to specific support groups, patient navigators, and resources in their local community.|
|Workplace||Host an annual event for cancer survivors or provide information about local survivor retreats.||Develop workplace policies specifically to accommodate the needs of cancer survivors, including additional paid leave for follow-up care.|