Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education and resources on the entire continuum of cancer survivorship issues to survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
The cancer community uses different definitions of when cancer survivorship begins; at Triage Cancer, we believe that an individual begins cancer survivorship at the time of diagnosis. A cancer diagnosis can be a life altering event, not only for the individual diagnosed, but also for that individual’s family, friends, and caregivers.
The concerns of a survivor may change depending on what stage of the cancer survivorship journey they are in. When newly diagnosed, concerns might be focused on treatment options, health insurance coverage, and finances. During treatment, issues related to treatment side effects, nutrition, and employment may arise. After completing treatment, concerns may shift towards survivorship care planning, relationship issues, and educational rights.
Triage Cancer believes that collaboration is the key to providing valuable information and practical tools on survivorship issues to the cancer community, particularly to underserved members of the cancer community. To that end, Triage Cancer works with cancer community partners, healthcare professionals, and other experts to connect people to relevant, practical, and personal information on cancer survivorship issues, such as access to healthcare, treatment options, psychosocial care, survivorship care planning, and the practical issues that arise as a result of a cancer diagnosis.