Programmatic Activities Regarding Cancer Survivorship
CDC’s cancer survivorship public health programmatic activities include—
- Helping states, tribal groups, territories, and Pacific Island jurisdictions address cancer survivorship through comprehensive cancer control initiatives.
- Supporting national organizations in the development, dissemination, and coordination of comprehensive cancer prevention, early detection, and survivorship activities in underserved populations.
- Through the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center—
- Supporting the development and distribution of a broad range of cancer survivorship informational materials, including clinical care guidance and provider education materials.
- Promoting healthy behaviors to reduce late and long-term effects of cancer and its treatment.
- Improving surveillance and screening practices to detect cancer recurrence.
- Funding organizations to improve the overall health and quality of life of breast cancer survivors younger than 45 years of age by—
- Providing structured support services to young breast cancer survivors and their families.
- Developing educational and awareness resources to increase patient and provider knowledge of health behaviors and risk reduction.