Cheatham County Cancer Survivors Alliance
We are dedicated to providing support for Cheatham County families.
On July 1, 2020 CCCEC received an award from the Tennessee Cancer Coalition to provide education and guidance for Cheatham County residents who have been diagnosed with cancer, and for their family members. The purpose of the funding is to offer two virtual town hall meetings and at least six virtual presentations to community organizations and faith communities over the coming year to provide education, information about resources, and to learn more from survivors about their needs. The Coalition has named the project Cheatham County Cancer Survivors Alliance (CCCSA).
CHEATHAM COUNTY VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS
The Alliance hosted two virtual Town Hall Meetings to provide information about the Alliance, the perspectives of Cheatham County cancer survivors and caregivers, and a brief presentations and Q & A from Liz Winkler APRN, a Vanderbilt Medical Center nurse practitioner who specializes in cancer survivorship care.
Also describe are educational presentations about cancer survivorship you can schedule for your organization or faith community, and the launch of a new county-wide survey to learn more about the needs of cancer survivors and their caregivers.
DEC 3, 2020
The Alliance hosted its first virtual Town Hall on Dec. 3, 2020, from 7-8 p.m.
MARCH 18, 2021
Virtual Town Hall on March. 18, 2021, from 7-8:30 p.m.
The Cheatham County Cancer Survivors Alliance would like your help identifying resources that may be helpful for survivors and caregivers in our county. Also, we want to know about problems people with cancer and their caregivers have had accessing information and services, so that we can develop a plan to address those problems. Here is a link to a short, anonymous survey you can complete. Thank you. https://redcap.link/CheathamCancerAlliance
The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivors Network provides information and support for survivors of all kinds of cancer, and their family members and friends. You can browse the website, join a discussion group, or ask questions.
Nashville’s American Cancer Society is an additional resource for cancer survivors in Cheatham County. Call 615-327-0991 for information about the kinds of support they can offer.
Gilda’s Club provides a variety of free programs for survivors and others affected by a cancer diagnosis. The Club and office are located at 1707 Division Street in Nashville, 37203. You can reach them by phone Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 615-329-1124. They offer information on their website about a wide range of virtual services: https://gildasclubmiddletn.org/
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) announced new resources for cancer survivors. Read the full article here: https://www.nccn.org/about/news/newsinfo.aspx?NewsID=2524
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA [January 5, 2021] — Today, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) announced the publication of new, free informational resources on health and wellness for cancer survivors. These two new NCCN Guidelines for Patients® are focused on healthy living and managing late and long-term side effects, and include appropriate ongoing screening for recurrence. The books are available for free to view and print at NCCN.org/patients or via the NCCN Patient Guides for Cancer App, thanks to funding via the NCCN Foundation® and sponsorship by Good Days. The books Survivorship Care for Healthy Living and Survivorship Care for Cancer-Related Late and Long-Term Effects provide jargon-free roadmaps for what comes next after initial cancer diagnosis and therapy.
The Cheatham County Cancer Survivors Alliance is committed to providing our community with information from reliable healthcare providers and programs. Here are some online resources from a recent George Washington University Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. newsletter:
Regular Physical Activity Helps Lower Your Cancer Risk A new infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention illustrates eight cancers for which regular physical activity can help reduce risk.
Your Stories Podcasts: Conquering Cancer as a Family This podcast series from Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, is a resource for people with cancer and their families on topics such as building a support system and parenting while in treatment.
Contact us to learn about the virtual presentations about cancer survivorship that we are offering to Cheatham County community organizations and faith communities. The presentations are based on information provided by the GW Cancer Center. You can sign up for their newsletters by sending an email to email@example.com
How you can help
The CCCSA team invite cancer survivors in Cheatham County to join the planning committee for this project. We hope to learn needs, resources and gaps in services and support available. This information will guide the CCCSA in determining steps we can take to improve information, resources and outcomes for cancer survivors in our county.
To volunteer to participate in this project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch this page for updates!