Team Up Cancer

Learn about the 5 stages of a cancer survivor

According to the National Cancer Institute  a survivor is a person who remains alive and continues to function during and after overcoming a serious hardship or life-threatening disease. In cancer, a person is considered to be a survivor from the time of diagnosis until the end of life.  

  My name is Rico Dence Founder and CEO of Up Cancer and Team Up Cancer. I created the 5 Stages of a Cancer Survivor to help those diagnosed with cancer and their friends and family to navigate through each state of the cancer survivor journey.  Up Cancer goal is to create a website where people can come and find the answers to every question, they have about this unwanted cancer survivor journey.  Click on the links below to learn how to navigate each stage. 
5  Stages of a Cancer Survivor

Stage 1:  Diagnosis

Stage 2: Treatment

Stage 3: Remission

Many young adults are diagnosed late with cancer. An earlier diagnosis could save your life.  If you have not felt well for 2 weeks see you doctor, and most importantly be open with your doctor about your symptoms.​ Click here to learn more about the diagnoses stage
When you receive treatment regardless of whether it's a reoccurrence, a secondary cancer, or a chronic cancer.  It's essential to learn tips in order to reduce chemotherapy and radiation side effects. 
  Click here to learn more.
When you are cancer free. Many cancer survivors are immediately left with the feeling "what now?"   Click to learn more.

Stage 4:  Terminal

Stage 5:  Death​​

Terminal stage is scary! You were told by your doctor that you are terminal.   Click here to learn more about how to overcome this fear and learn to live!
Death is a  final stage that unfortunately happens to everyone and is often difficult to talk about.  Click here to learn ways on how to leave a legacy.  Click to learn more