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We have created this page to help you learn more about the cancer journey from professionals around the nation. Scroll below to view online webinars, information from across the web, or recommended reading.

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Survivorship: Spanish & English - Download

As you finish cancer treatment, you might be wondering: What happens next? The answer is different for every person. Some people return to the lives they were leading before their diagnosis, while the lives of others are significantly changed by their cancer experience. The challenge for every survivor is figuring out how to return to everyday life while adjusting to the effects of the disease and its treatment.

Download booklet: > ENGLISH > SPANISH

Life After Treatment for American Indian Communities

Brought to you by The Circle Of Life, this booklet provides cancer education and resources to help community health representatives and health educators work within American Indian and Alaska Native communities. These resources provide ways for communities, families and individuals to stay well, get well, find cancer cures, and continue on their journey.

The Cancer Care Team – An Introductory Lesson

Diagnosing and treating cancer is complex. People often need the experience and skills of several different medical and health professionals to treat cancer. These professionals involved in a patient's cancer care make up the oncology team. This can also be called your cancer care team, health care team, or multidisciplinary care team.

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What You Need to Know When You Have STARTED TREATMENT

This checklist provides an overview of important information and actions to help you manage your health after you have completed treatment for cancer.

Guides to Healthy Living as a cancer survivor

These guides provide information to cancer survivors on staying healthy physically and emotionally, sexually and with intimacy as a cancer survivor.

Healthy Living Guides

What You Need to Know When You Have FINISHED TREATMENT

This checklist provides an overview of important information and actions to help you manage your health after you have completed treatment for cancer.

It Helps to Have Friends When Mom or Dad Has Cancer

It’s hard to have a parent with cancer! But there are things that can help you during this time. Here you can find out some of the things kids worry about and go through. We’ll also tell you about some things that may help you deal with cancer in your family.       

After Diagnosis - A Guide for Patients and Families

Finding out you have cancer can bring many changes for your and your loved ones. You probably have lots of questions. This document answers many questions about cancer and cancer treatment. We also tell you what you can expect from the people and services that are there to help you cope with cancer.       

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 2020 Survey Results

Takeaways: Advice from cancer survivors, top concerns, and expectations from survivors across the nation.       

Triage Cancer's Guide to Getting and Paying for Prescription Drugs

Takeaways: Understanding the way your insurance covers your prescription drugs and taking advantage of available resources, can help you reduce your costs.

Download the Guide

National Cancer Institute: Paying for Clinical Trials

As you think about taking part in a clinical trial, you will face the issue of how to cover the costs of care. There are two types of costs in a clinical trial: patient care costs and research costs.

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Patient Advocate Foundation Lighthouse Training Series : Preparing for and Responding to the Financial Impact of Critical Illness

Designed in brief, digestible modules, the self-led online Lighthouse Series curriculum includes 6 modules with companion tip sheets designed to help patients understand and anticipate how an illness can impact their lives and how to proactively access resources and benefits that are available to help.

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More videos, webinars, and downloadable documents from our library
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Welcome to ThriveNV - Start Here
ThriveNV talks with Amy Thompson, RN, OCN, CN-BN, Survivorship Programs Manager with Nevada Cancer Coalition about how the program is designed to…
Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment
Eating Hints is written for you - someone who is about to get, or is now getting, cancer treatment. Your family, friends, and others close to you…
Benefits of breast cancer screening
Dr. Wright with Western Surgical Group is a caring, conscientious, patient-centric surgeon who brings a fresh vibrancy to her work in…
Health Insurance Basics
Triage Cancer Explains: Health Insurance Basics  Health insurance is confusing, even if you get coverage through your employer. Watch…
How to Take Time Off & Pay for It
If you have a serious medical condition, you may need to take time off work. There are federal and state laws and programs that may help you.…
How Do I Cope With Anxiety
Cancer and its treatment can be stressful for people with cancer and their loved ones. Meditation can help calm your mind and sharpen your ability…
Survivorship: Spanish & English - Download
As you finish cancer treatment, you might be wondering: What happens next? The answer is different for every person. Some people return to the lives…
Finding Mental Health Support During Cancer
A cancer diagnosis is difficult to hear and can set off a range of complex emotions. Medical oncologist Dr. Lidia Schapira offers compassionate…
Sexual Health and Fertility in Cancer Care
A cancer diagnosis and treatment can cause physical and emotional changes that affect intimacy, sexual health, and fertility. In this video, Dr. Don…
How to Overcome Roadblocks to Your Mammogram Appointment
Sometimes it’s hard to make that mammogram appointment. Work gets in the way or sometimes it just comes down to money. NCC’s Amy Thompson, Amy…
Survivorship: What Happens After Active Treatment Ends
Completing cancer treatment may leave you with many questions about what the future may look like. Patient advocate and cancer survivor, Terry…
Clinical Trials Videos
Knowing all you can about clinical trials can help you feel better when deciding whether or not to take part in one as part of your cancer treatment…

ThriveNV has been an amazing program to work with! I live in a rural part of Nevada, which means that sometimes resources are difficult to find. Working with ThriveNV and Amy Thompson made all of the difference. They were able to connect us with resources and eased the burden of trying to piece… Read More

Bre T., Caregiver and Community Partner, Rural

I have been extremely impressed with the professionalism, expertise, and supportive resources that ThriveNV has provided to our community. Additionally, having bi-lingual community partners ensures that our patient population is afforded the communication and support they deserve.

Kim D., Community Partner, Southern Nevada

Jorge, I am so grateful for you and your organization, both do so much for our cancer community. You have shown the utmost respect, knowledge and care towards me and my health. You listen, answer all my concerns and are always ready and willing to assist me. You always take the initiative and… Read More

I.A., Ovarian Cancer, Las Vegas

I am very pleased with the assistance and guidance I received from the patient navigator and ThriveNV. I will definitely refer my family and friends to this service.

R.C.G, Breast Cancer
ThriveNV has become a resource of resources for cancer patients and survivors in the state of Nevada. The patient navigators have been incredibly helpful as we share resources to help patients, caregivers, and medical professionals. The addition of bilingual navigators has been an enormous value-… Read More
Natalie S., Survivor and Community Partner

Nevada Cancer Coalition's [ThriveNV program] is the best resource in Nevada for everything cancer. They are so knowledgeable and willing to assist whenever needed. I always say, ‘I wish every state had this program because the care and knowledge you all have is unmatched!' They are experts at… Read More

Nicole, Community Partner / Patient Navigator

With the help of ThriveNV and the Nevada Cancer Coalition, CHA has been able to stay up to date on patient resources, whether it's cancer prevention or cancer treatment this Coalition knows it all. Throughout the years, we have collaborated on cancer prevention projects and patient navigation. I… Read More

Liz, FQHC Cancer Care Coordinator, Community Clinic Partner, Northern Nevada

Working together with ThriveNV, specifically with Amy Thompson, made all the difference when it came to giving our mutual patient the resources and the help he needed to get back to good health. By having the support and input of ThriveNV, I found the necessary tools to pave a clear and easy… Read More

Ivonne, Case Manager, Community Clinic Partner, Northern Nevada

I have nothing but good things to say about this organization. Starting with the staff, they are caring, friendly, and very knowledgeable! I immediately felt like they were looking out for the best interest of my sick mother. My main contact was Valerie and she provided me and my mother with all… Read More

Grecia, M., Caregiver, Las Vegas