People Living Through Cancer is a grassroots non-profit organization founded in 1983 in Albuquerque, New Mexico by cancer survivors. It has become one of the nation’s oldest cancer survivorship organizations, with a membership of over 1000 persons.
With a full-time staff and numerous volunteers offer support and education to cancer survivors, their families and friends. People Living Through Cancer’s programs and activities help its members make informed choices and improve their quality of life by sharing in a community of people who have “been there.”
In 1986, PLTC launched the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, and in 1996 and 2002, PLTC was honored for excellence by earning the prestigious Quality New Mexico recognition.
Some of the Services Provided by PLTC
Skillfully-managed peer cancer support groups throughout New Mexico
One-to-one matching of people with others who have faced similar diagnoses
An Outreach program for underserved populations in New Mexico
A Telephone LifeLine providing immediate support, information and referrals in both English and Spanish
The People Living Through Cancer Journal, a periodic publication with a circulation of 7,500
The largest Lending Library of cancer-related materials for healthcare consumers in New Mexico
An annual statewide cancer survivorship conference
Expert training in peer support, group facilitation, organizational development, and non-judgmental support