Who Is A Cancer Survivor?
According to the National Cancer Institute, a survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. The number of cancer survivors in the United States has more than tripled to almost 15.5 million over the past 40 years thanks to advances in detection and treatment.
What does the Survivorship Program Offer?
- A “Whole Person” approach to a Survivor’s care
- Resources for Cancer Survivors
- Initial and subsequent treatment related teaching
- Incorporation of alternative therapies such as yoga, relaxation & meditation
- Nutritional teaching, physical strength/weakness assessment
- Assessment of financial needs and social needs, such as transportation, home support, and caregiver support
- Stress management before, during, and after treatment
- Review of treatment side effects
- Incorporation of Spiritual needs if desired
- Communication with your other providers to keep them “in the loop”
Resources For Cancer Survivors
Casting for Recovery Fly Fishing Retreats
The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves women of all ages, in all stages of breast cancer treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants.
General Resources for Survivorship
- Cancer Exercise Program at The Wellness Center
- Physical Activity and the Cancer Patient
- The Importance of Exercise in Cancer Survivorship
Fear of Recurrence
Long Term Side Effects
- Patient Resource
- Johns Hopkins Leukemia Survivors
- The Neuropathy Foundation
- The National Lymphedema Network
- The National Osteoporosis Foundation
Palliative Care and Hospice
- Center to Advance Palliative Care
- Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association
- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- Caring Connections from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
- National Association for Home Care & Hospice
How do I become part of the Survivorship Program?
You and the journey you are on matter to us, and we want to make continuing that journey as simple as possible.
After treatment is complete, the provider will refer you to the Survivorship program if warranted, or upon your request.
What Can I Do To Improve My Quality of Life Post-Treatment?
Cancer Exercise Program
We’re so glad you asked! As mentioned briefly above, we have partnered with the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center and the Rehabilitation Center to bring you a fantastic post-treatment Cancer Exercise Program.
The goal of this program is to help you with your transition from treatment to regular exercise, increase your energy, reduce fatigue associated with cancer treatments, provide knowledge and accountability related to exercise, and help you meet great people who are on a similar journey as you!
It is a 10 week long program that includes 2-90 minute exercise programs a week. The 90 minute sessions include a vital and fatigue assessment, proper warmup, aerobic activities, strength activities, and a proper cool-down from the instruction from an Exercise Specialist.
Interested? Learn more about this program today! >
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