Life After Cancer
Nearly 12 million Americans with a previous cancer diagnosis are living
in the United States. People are living longer after a cancer diagnosis
because of advances in early detection and treatment. About two out of
every three people diagnosed with cancer are expected to live at least
five years after diagnosis, but gaps in health care impact survival. Cancer
survivors often face physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, and
financial challenges as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment,
which is why survivorship resources are so important.
We strongly recommend you connect with survivorship resources after you
have completed treatment:
patient navigator is still available to discuss post-treatment concerns, and can be reached
at (225) 237-1600.