Social Health and Cancer as a Chronic Condition

Social Health and Cancer as a Chronic Condition

The search for information, connection and validation for people living with a cancer diagnosis does not end when a person reaches no evidence of disease. In fact, a 2021 Health Union survey revealed that 94% of respondents diagnosed with cancer (n=587) engage in social health – the dynamic, real-time action people take to find meaningful connections and share information that impact the health journey.

Subsequently, Health Union fielded a Beyond the Cancer Diagnosis survey completed by 1,241 people diagnosed with various types of cancer to better understand aspects of their lives from treatment and HCP experience to ongoing impact.

These survey findings demonstrate the importance of recognizing cancer as a chronic condition and the critical role of ongoing social health support for people living with – and beyond – cancer.

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Health Union
28 February, 2023