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Facing Forward: Making a Difference in Cancer

Facing Forward: Making a Difference in Cancer is for people who have been affected by cancer and want to give back in some way. You may be a survivor, friend or family member, or a person who has lost someone to the disease. People often feel that they can make a difference in cancer by taking part in cancer-related activities and helping others.

This booklet covers:

  • How you may benefit by getting involved in cancer-related activities
  • What to think about before you start
  • How to know if you’re ready to take part
  • Getting involved in everyday ways, such as teaching people about cancer or helping cancer patients and families
  • Working with cancer-related organizations
  • Looking at ways you could contribute to cancer research
  • Working with government organizations

After cancer treatment, many choose to draw on their experience to get involved with cancer-related activities. This booklet offers tips for making a difference and the various ways in which to take part.

The information in this booklet was last updated in August 2018.