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Our vision is for all people diagnosed with cancer to live the lives they want in the best health possible after that life-changing diagnosis.

The Sydney Survivorship Centre at Concord Hospital was established in 2013 and is a place where cancer survivors have access to a dedicated team of multidisciplinary professionals to support their individual needs following a cancer diagnosis. The Sydney Survivorship Centre includes a survivorship clinic for patients with early stage disease, as well as offering regular courses, educational resources, public forums and other events including workshops for people at any stage of the cancer journey.

An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. As cancer survival rates have improved significantly, there is increasing emphasis on the quality of the time following treatment for cancer.

Cancer survivors report issues across a wide range of areas: physical, cognitive, emotional, financial, social and existential. Many survivors are able to overcome these issues in time, but some continue to have unmet needs. The greatest unmet needs are often psychosocial, rather than physical aspects of cancer survivorship i.e. concerns about the cancer coming back.

The Sydney Survivorship Centre is dedicated to help survivors and families better manage their treatment beyond its acute diagnosis and care. We aim to help people make positive lifestyle changes including improving their physical activity and nutrition as well as providing psychological support.