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Cancer Thriving and Surviving Programme


Cancer Thriving and Surviving at Cork ARC

It can be difficult to settle back into life after cancer. For many, there will be a new ‘normal’.

The National Cancer Thriving and Surviving Programme helps cancer survivors adapt to their new ‘normal’. Feeling the shared support of the group will help you to build your confidence in your ability to manage your health and to maintain an active and fulfilling life.  

The programme is delivered through workshops in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

The programme is led by health professionals and cancer survivors who have undertaken training in this area and will cover issues that are commonly faced by survivors including learning to cope with emotions, feelings and change and managing stress.

You will learn to deal with fatigue, frustration, pain, isolation and poor sleep. Topics covered include developing the skills to make decisions about treatment and complementary therapies, and on living with uncertainty. The programme will teach you about changing nutritional needs and healthy eating, communication and developing exercise programmes for yourself to help with regaining and maintaining your flexibility and endurance. 

This programme is free of charge, however as places are limited please contact us to book your place.



The National Cancer Thriving and Surviving Programme

It is the National Cancer Control Programme’s aim that the Cancer Thriving and Surviving programme will be offered to all cancer survivors who wish to avail of it. It is currently being delivered in multiple sites by community and hospital-based organisations around the country. One of the components of good cancer survivorship care is to provide patients with a programme to help with the transition from active treatment to living well with, and beyond, cancer. The Cancer Thriving and Surviving programme is adapted by Stanford University from their Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP) which is based on a rehabilitation best-practice model and has been positively evaluated internationally and in Ireland.


If you would like to find out more about the Cancer Surviving and Thriving programme, please get in touch.

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