A resource for those touched by cancer...

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating, for you and those around you. We believe survivorship begins the day you are diagnosed ... and we'll be with you every step of the way.

We've created this resource for you as a place to connect with our physicians, staff and other people going through similar situations. We hope you'll join the conversation by using our patient forums or commenting on our blog. (Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post!)

We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice. Please review our social media policy.

It's important to remember that everyone's journey is different, however, we will strive to provide tools that will help in recovery. After all, we're in this together.

Recent Blog Posts

Providence Cancer Survivorship Blog Guest Blogger

Weight gain: a side effect I didn't expect

April 24, 2015

Mary Kay Jurovcik began her breast cancer journey concerned about weight loss. To her surprise, she gained weight during treatment. Two years later, she's still working to take it off.

Providence Cancer Survivorship Blog Guest Blogger

Study doesn’t paint an accurate picture of breast biopsy pathologic interpretation

April 08, 2015

If recent media coverage questioning the accuracy of pathology diagnoses on breast biopsies has you worried, you’re not alone!

January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month

January 13, 2015

January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month. It's a perfect time to learn more about cervical health and take action by scheduling your cervical cancer screening. Here’s what you need to know.

The Coolest Club You Never Wanted to Join

January 06, 2015
No, I’m not talking about the Hair Club for Men (or women). I’m talking about The Cancer Club.

State-of-the-art Breast Reconstruction

December 09, 2014
A cancer diagnosis is terrifying on its own. But, in the case of breast cancer, the possibility of breast disfigurement adds another unsettling detail.

When the doctor becomes the patient

December 04, 2014
Retired oral surgeon, Dr. David Hafer, shares his story as a doctor, a patient and a person battling anal cancer.

What to tell kids when a loved one has cancer

November 12, 2014
Cancer in the family becomes part of the family. Kids shouldn’t be excluded from it. Krista Robak, certified child life specialist at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, offers some advice on how to talk to kids about cancer.
Providence Cancer Survivorship Blog Guest Blogger

Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of breast cancer?

October 30, 2014
Do you know anyone who isn’t aware of breast cancer? If breast cancer is so ubiquitous, then why do we need a breast cancer awareness month? Why do we need seas of pink ribbons?

Harvesting and Health: Understanding the Healing Power of Wild Foods

October 28, 2014
Wild foods are nutritionally dense and have the unique ability to connect us with the seasons, the environment and the place we live. I think that is something a lot of people are really missing – that connection to community and to our food.
Providence Cancer Survivorship Blog Guest Blogger

Bladder Cancer: Did You Know Smoking Increases Your Risk?

October 22, 2014
You probably know smoking’s bad for a lot of reasons – like hypertension, heart disease and lung cancer. But, did you know smoking is the number-one risk factor for bladder cancer?