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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.