What are cancer survivors called?
A person who has had cancer is commonly called a cancer survivor. “Co-survivor” is sometimes used to describe a person who has cared for a loved one with cancer. Not everyone who has had cancer likes the word “survivor.” The reasons for this may vary.
Who is the longest survivor of cancer?
A two-time cancer survivor became the oldest living American. Thelma Sutcliffe turned 114 years old in October. She now holds the record as the oldest living American, as the previous record holder died recently at age 116.
What makes you a cancer survivor?
A survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. If youve just been diagnosed with cancer – youre a survivor. If youve been in remission for 20 years – youre a survivor.