No one wants to be a cancer survivor. No one wants to have the knowledge associated with being a survivor. But, as we know, life happens and we try to make the best of it. There are tangible things that can help when going through cancer. One of the most tangible tools is the knowledge that other survivors and cancer practitioners have gained through their own experiences. “Survivorship Education” is a very broad term and can mean many things. We like to define it as anything that can help when dealing with cancer told by people who have experienced it first-hand. A collective “group think” for survivors in a way. Through books, blogs, websites, support groups, seminars, etc. there is more access to survivorship knowledge than ever. This website is taking that access to survivorship knowledge and education to the next level.
The key is to be open to learning about survivorship and seek it out. It is common for people dealing with cancer to say, “no one gets it.” This is only partially true. Yes, each cancer journey is 100% unique. While many thoughts, symptoms and experiences are different for each person, many survivors have quite a bit in common. And many survivors like to share their experiences with others so they don’t have to learn the hard way. No one wants to have first-hand knowledge of cancer, but it does help to have it in a time of need.