Font Size: A A A

Survivorship Needs for People Living with Advanced and Metastatic Cancers

05 May, 2022

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship in May 2022 hosted webinar featuring Dr. Michelle Mollica, Senior Advisor at the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Cancer Survivorship, who discussed understanding and addressing survivorship needs for survivors who are living with advanced and metastatic cancers.

The discussion included Bethany, who was diagnosed at age 30 in August 2018 with stage iV neuroendocrine cancer. She discusses the challenges in getting a diagnosis, and the ongoing challenges she faces as someone who is on surveillance instead of active treatment -- she said she often feels like she falls through the cracks.

Along with the webinar, NCCS provided a list of links and other resources:

Dr. Mollica’s Slide Deck (PDF)

Find out what projects the NIH/NCI are funding:

NCCS’s Cancer Survivorship Checklist for Those Living with Advanced and Metastatic Cancers (PDF)

Information about Survivorship Care Planning

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Treatment and Care Plan Templates

Organizations that support young adult cancer survivors: 

You May Also Like

Thrive Book CLUB
Thrive Book Club: Finding Grace in Loss
  • survivorship
This month’s pick for Thrive Book Club isn’t a specific book but speaks to the idea of reading about death and loss. Dark, we know.
ECHO: Long Term Effects of Chemotherapy
  • chemotherapy
  • survivorship
ECHO: Addressing the Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors Post-Mastectomy
  • breast cancer
  • survivorship
Presented by Dr.