Help support your cancer patients after treatment by recommending they participate in a national study of a free online self-management workshop.
What is the “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving” workshop?
The “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving” workshop is a self-management online program developed at Stanford University for post-treatment cancer survivors. The six-week workshop supports survivors in their journey to get well. New lessons are posted each week.
Topics include healthy eating, creating a physical activity program, managing stress, communication, managing emotions, fatigue, and effects of treatment. Sessions are highly participative through online discussion boards, where mutual support and success builds participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Participants are asked to log on 2 to 3 times each week for a total of 1 to 2 hours each week. There are no requirements that participants log in at the same time. Each workshop includes 20 to 25 participants and is led by a pair of trained facilitators who are also survivors.
What is the national study?
The American Cancer Society is evaluating the effectiveness of the “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving” workshop. The Society is enrolling 600 post-treatment cancer survivors who will be randomized to a study arm (intervention or waitlist control). All participants will be asked to complete three online surveys (baseline, 6 months, 12 months).
Who can participate?
To participate in the study, a person must have been diagnosed with cancer and meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Is not receiving cytotoxic cancer treatments (including radiation)
• Has not been diagnosed with a recurrence
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Have regular, dependable access to a computer and the Internet
• Provide a valid email address
• Live in the United States or its territories
What are the benefits?
In addition to learning how to adjust to life after treatment, cancer survivors will receive support in setting and keeping goals, getting and giving support to other survivors, and discovering simple yet practical steps to get the most out of life as they focus on getting well.
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This study is a service of the American Cancer Society with the National Council on Aging and developed at Stanford University. This study is supported by Cooperative Agreement #1U55DP003054 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.