Information for Survivors


Thanks to advances in cancer detection and treatment, more patients are surviving and thriving. While navigating your new life after cancer, you may have questions regarding follow-up treatment, emotional care, fertility, sexuality, and healthy living.

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we strive to help cancer survivors - regardless of where they were treated - address physical, emotional, and practical issues that can arise. Although we recognize that every survivor’s needs are different, we have compiled answers to common survivorship questions as well as information on topics of particular importance to those who have completed cancer treatment.

  • Emotional Effects
    Completing cancer treatment can bring about a range of emotions, both positive and negative. Learn more about the emotional effects of treatment.
  • Follow-Up Care
    At the completion of your cancer treatment, your follow-up care depends on the type of cancer and the treatment you received, as well as your overall health.
  • Healthy Living
    Our experts offer guidance on practicing good nutrition, getting proper exercise, and stopping smoking to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle after cancer treatment.
  • Living Beyond Cancer: Sexual Health FAQs
    Cancer and its treatment can affect your sexual functioning. Find answers to questions about sexual health, and learn how our experts can help.