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Life After Cancer Care and Treatment

What happens after cancer treatment can be different for every person. You might be:

  • In treatment
  • Just finishing treatment
  • Have finished treatment a while ago
  • Coming back for follow up

During all of these stages you may need to see your cancer care team or want some support. You can find many different types of support by scrolling down this page.


What is "survivorship"?

Survivorship can have a different meaning to different people. Survivorship can mean how someone lives life after having cancer or cancer treatments.

Some definitions of a "cancer survivor" are:

  • Someone who has had cancer diagnosis
  • Survivorship has many definitions; it can apply to people who are living with cancer, or it can apply to people with a cancer diagnosis who are dealing with life after cancer treatment.


Community Supports

Canadian Cancer Society Community Services LocatorBC Cancer Agency - Survivorship (opens in new window)Canadian Cancer Society - Life After Cancer Treatment (opens in new window)National Cancer Institute - Cancer Survivorship (opens in new window)

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