Life After Cancer

Finding out that your cancer has gone into remission is a major victory. Still, after actively fighting cancer for so long, many people wonder what they should do next and how to be proactive about maintaining and improving their health.

Survivorship focuses on exactly these feelings: how to cope with the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges that surface after active treatment.

Cancer survivorship plans

After care treatment, you’ll work with your medical oncologist to create a cancer survivorship plan. This plan may include:

  • Your original diagnosis and pathology
  • A summary of your cancer care treatments
  • Risks related to the treatment that you had, so you can take action to reduce your future risk of cancer and other diseases
  • A schedule for follow-up care and monitoring
  • Lifestyle recommendations, including guidance on exercise, diet and other lifestyle changes

Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference

Since 2009, CHI Franciscan Cancer Care has led and sponsored the annual Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference. At this free event, cancer survivors can find comprehensive services through community providers and nonprofit organizations. Topics covered at the conference include:

  • Art therapy
  • Disability
  • Exercise and nutrition
  • Hormone-dependent cancers
  • Mindfulness and other stress reduction techniques
  • Sexuality
  • Side effects

View a complete list of past conference events and speaker presentations at You can also find links to other community and national resources for survivors, including webinars, presentations and information about supportive care providers.

Find health classes and events

CHI Franciscan Health offers a variety of classes and events to help you maintain and improve your health — after cancer and beyond! Find classes or events.