An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also impacted by the survivorship experience and are therefore included in this definition. 

Adapted from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

The programs and services at The Gathering Place serve to address all parts of the cancer journey.  We recognize that one’s cancer journey does not end after treatment ends.  The Gathering Place has a monthly survivorship group that meets at both east and west-side locations.  This group is listed in our programming calendar under “Adult Support Groups”.  Click here to view the Adult Support Groups page with more information.

Below are websites that focus on Survivorship:

  • Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Click here to visit the survivorship page of

Journey Forward

  • Journey Forward is a program for healthcare providers and patients who have recently completed active treatment for cancer.
  • Click here to visit the Journey Forward website.

Survivorship A to Z

  • Information and tools to empower you to live successfully with a disease.
  • Click here to view the Survivorship A to Z website.

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

  • NCCS’s mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.
  • Click here to visit the NCCS website. and The National Cancer Institute

  • A vast resource of statistics, practical information and shared experiences from other survivors
  • Click here to visit the National Cancer Institute’s Survivorship page.

  • The Online Colleges website offers a variety of helpful material for prospective and current college students.  They provide a useful blog post on attending college with a chronic illness.
  • Click here to read the blog post about attending college with a chronic illness.