When a cancer patient completes treatment, he or she rings a bell to celebrate and signify passage into the ranks of “alumni.”

    Our clinics have programs for alumni to stay informed and connected with other survivors. Frequent seminars are available during and after treatment to help patients, alumni, family members and care givers; and everyone looks forward to the annual gathering to celebrate survivorship.

    Depending upon individual cancer treatment programs, a patient might receive daily treatments over several weeks. Patients have the opportunity to visit with fellow cancer patients in our waiting rooms. Friendships often develop while exchanging stories about families, careers, cancer, and treatments. If a patient stays at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge or Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House, he or she will find a welcoming and supportive environment where long-lasting friendships are often made.