Cancer survivorship is the philosophy of learning how to live with cancer, live through cancer, and live beyond cancer. This means a patient becomes a breast cancer survivor as soon as he or she is told he or she has breast cancer.
Our expert team includes a survivorship coordinator and is dedicated to helping our patients through each phase of survivorship; diagnosis, treatment and beyond. We have many resources available to you, including videos of survivors speaking candidly about their experiences.
Once treatment is complete, you will be scheduled for a survivorship transition visit. During this visit members of our team will work with you to create:
- a summary of all the treatments you received
- address any existing side effects
- help you develop a survivorship care plan for maintaining your overall health and wellness after cancer.
This written document will not only help you plan for the future but will promote coordination of care between your cancer and non-cancer medical providers.
We understand that transitioning to survivorship is a vital step in the process of finding a “new normal.” Our nurse navigator can put you in touch with resources to support you through this process, so that you you can LiveWell for many years to come.