Cancer Survival Toolbox. Lynn Barwick, LCSW Oncology Social Worker . ¡ Vida! Educational Series - Promoting Good Health. What is the Cancer Survival Toolbox?. A free, self-learning audio program Survivors can learn at their own speed and in their choice of settings.
Lynn Barwick, LCSW
Oncology Social Worker
¡Vida! Educational Series - Promoting Good Health
From the moment of diagnosis and for the balance of life, a person with cancer is a survivor. Because they are impacted by a loved ones diagnosis - family, friends, and caregivers are survivors too.
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
To teach newly diagnosed cancer survivors, their caregivers, and those who have been living with cancer for some time, important life skills that foster empowerment and successful self-advocacy.
Only 25% of oncology nurses and oncology social workers believe their clients have the skills needed to be active partners in the health care team.
Lowest in cancers among men
Second lowest in cancers among women.
Audio Clip from Communication
Communication is “Saying what you need to say in ways that make it clear to others that what you have
to say is important.”
Being able to use many of the different available resources, to find information that will help in understanding cancer and its treatment.
Identifying how you make decisions, how your style can work or how it can be improved, and how to weigh the pros and cons of deciding about cancer treatment.
Following the steps needed to solve a difficult situation in your life or daily activity.
Talking with people involved in your health care, so you can get what you need to achieve the best quality of life possible
Learning to actively do something in your own best interest…
Also known as self-advocacy
First Steps for the Newly Diagnosed
Topics for Older Persons
Finding Ways to Pay for Care
Caring for the Caregiver
Living Beyond Cancer
Dying Well - The Final Stage of Survivorship
Information that needs to be gathered and decisions that need to be made in the initial days and weeks following a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer is common among older persons but being “older” should not add to the burden of the disease.
Insurance problems can pose barriers to getting quality cancer care.
Finding and paying for care is difficult, but not impossible.
Help survivors prepare for and cope with the challenges of paying for care, medicines, and supplies, when dealing with cancer and its treatment.
To assist the caregiver in meeting his or her individual needs, while providing the best care and attention to the cancer survivor.
An informative, supportive, and reassuring program designed to offer guidance and understanding about choices, resources, and what to expect during this last stage of survival.
Available at no cost!
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American Cancer Society (ACS) 1-800-227-2345 www.cancer.org
Positive Impact, contact Holly at www.positiveimpactinc.org or call at 1-480-899-7791 or fax to 480-659-7581
Well Woman, provides exams, mammograms, pelvic and pap www.wellwomanhealthcheck.org LinkIN.nursing.arizona.edu