September 20, 2002
NEW From the NCI: The Facing Forward Survivor Series. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has created a new series of publications for cancer survivors, their families and friends, and health care professionals. The Facing Forward Survivor Series offers scientific information from health professionals and coping tips from cancer survivors to help them face the challenges of life after treatment.
New books now available in the Series include:
- Life After Cancer Treatment, a comprehensive guide for survivors facing post-treatment issues such as potential physical and emotional changes, changes in social relationships, and workplace issues. This book can be found on the Web at http://cancer.gov/cancerinfo/life-after-treatment.
- Ways You Can Make a Difference in Cancer, an overview of the benefits and ways of becoming involved in cancer-related activities that "give back" to the community. This book can be found on the Web at http://cancer.gov/cancerinfo/making-a-difference.
Siga adelante: la vida dispués del tratamiento del cáncer is a Spanish version of Life After Cancer Treatment that highlights issues relevant to Latino survivors.
In addition to general information about life after treatment, Siga adelante addresses issues relevant to the Latino community such as:
- Effective ways to communicate with health care professionals during follow-up care
- Importance of the family in healing after cancer treatment
- Use of complementary and alternative medicine
- Practical issues, such as health insurance and legal rights
This book is now available on the Web at http://www.cancer.gov/espanol/vida-despues-del-tratamiento.
To order free copies of the Facing Forward Survivor Series books, call the NCI Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237), TTY: 1-800-332-8615, or visit the Web site at www.cancer.gov/publications.
What Is Redes En Acción? Redes En Acción is a major NCI-supported initiative to combat cancer among Latinos through a nationwide network of community-based organizations, research institutions, government health agencies and the public. Core activities include promoting cancer training and research opportunities for Latino students and researchers, generating research projects on key Latino cancer issues, and supporting cancer awareness activities within the Latino community.
The initiative is coordinated by the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and San Antonio, with regional network centers in San Antonio, New York, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and San Diego.