An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life.*
Family members, friends, and caregivers are also impacted by the survivorship experience and are therefore included in this definition.
You may not personally relate to the term "cancer survivor"-maybe you like the term "champion" better, or no term at all- but many use the term survivor to describe those who take an active and positive role in their own care.
*Cancer survivor definition adapted from: American Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute
Need information and support living with cancer? Use the Cancer Care Services directory
Your Next Steps in Care - information for patients on connecting with your Care Team and access to support and resources when you finish your cancer treatment at the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. Information is also included for patients who chose to stop or not undergo treatment.
What's the Best Diet? Healthy Eating 101. In this cartoon-style video, Dr. Mike Evans answers the question on what is the best diet for health, demystifying some of the popular topics in nutrition, and provides a voice of reason on eating and living well.
Eating Guidelines for Cancer Survivors. Written by the Dieticians of Canada