The Web site of the Lance Armstrong Foundation's education program, LIVESTRONGTM, provides valuable information about the practical, emotional, and physical issues related to surviving cancer. This site is geared to survivors who have completed active treatment for their particular cancer.
Information on the LIVESTRONGTM Web site site is organized so that you can easily browse through lists of typical practical, emotional, and physical concerns related to cancer survivorship and find information to help you cope with them. Topics in the physical section include: fertility and sexual dysfunction, aftereffects of cancer treatment (such as chronic pain, lymphedema, neuropathy, and cognitive changes) optimal nutrition, physical rehabilitation, and hospice care. Topics in the emotional concerns section include: living with uncertainty, relationships, depression and stress, fear of recurrence, and changes in body image. Finally, employment discrimination, life expectancy concerns, and planning for your medical future are included in the practial effects of cancer section. All information is written by cancer doctors, nurses, or social workers, and each article includes links to more detailed information, helpful suggestions, and additional resources.
The site also offers survivor stories, both in print and on video, and online tools and worksheets to help you prepare for doctor appointments, track medications and treatments, and communicate with your healthcare team. You must register to access this information.