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According to the National Cancer Institute, an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis until the end of life. In addition, because a cancer diagnosis also affects family members, friends, and caregivers, they too are considered cancer survivors.

A goal of the “2015-2020 NH Comprehensive Cancer Plan” is to optimize quality of life for those affected by cancer. As the number of cancer survivors continues to increase, more services will be needed to treat the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and financial issues faced by cancer survivors. 

Of the nearly 15.5 million estimated cancer survivors in the U.S as of January 2016, NH accounts for over 77,000.1

 

Although it is great news that there are increasing numbers of survivors, we are challenged to meet their needs and improve their quality of life. NH CCC’s Quality of Life Task Force is embarking on a new initiative this month to identify and meet the needs of survivors. You are invited to join us in this exciting initiative by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration (NH CCC) works in collaboration with its partners to stay up-to-date with the innovative approaches to address survivorship issues. In an effort to increase public awareness about cancer survival and decrease the incidence of this disease, NH CCC joins national and statewide organizations to promote National Cancer Survivors Month.

1American Cancer Society. Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures 2016-2017

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