Cancer Survivorship

It is important to note that the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute defines a cancer survivor as anyone that has received a cancer diagnosis, regardless of whether the individual is currently receiving treatment, or has completed treatment.

The “Family of Survivors” includes cancer survivors, family members/caregivers, friends, and healthcare professionals involved in their treatment. The Cancer Institute encourages the connection and support that exists within the Family of Survivors and believes in the importance of providing information and assistance to caregivers, healthcare professionals, friends, and family, as well as the survivor.

The Cancer Institute honors and brings together the Family of Survivors with at Cancer Survivors Park and Cancer Survivors Day-Honoring, Remembering, Sharing event held in September.