Esophageal Cancer Survivorship Support
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Survivorship Support for Esophageal Cancer
Your esophageal cancer support doesn’t end once you leave Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Just as we try to meet all of your needs during treatment, we also want you to get comprehensive care once your treatment is finished. Our cancer survivorship support program is designed to provide you with the tools and information you may need after your treatment.
Survivorship support begins on your first visit to CTCA. We believe that planning for potential side effects before they occur can improve your well-being. During your initial assessment, we will discuss potential side effects you may encounter during and after treatment, and we will work you to manage them from the start.
Sometimes, learning about how to manage side effects as an outpatient is sufficient. Other times, lifestyle coaching, wellness recommendations and wellness calls between visits are necessary. Everyone requires individualized attention, and our team of nurses and physicians are here to help guide you through your transition from CTCA to everyday life.
A registered after-care nurse is available to provide you with ongoing cancer survivorship support services, answer your questions and keep your health and well-being on track with the following resources:
- Education about the long-term side effects of esophageal cancer treatment.
- Treatment options for preventing or managing any symptoms you experience.
- Actions you can take to improve your overall health.
- Reminders about your regular follow-up appointments and recommended tests.
- Working in tandem with your CTCA care team to get your questions answered and monitor your treatment at home.
We have also partnered with more than 1,500 physicians and clinicians throughout the United States, our “Care Partners,” who share the same patient-focused philosophy. Many of our patients find it is more convenient to see esophageal cancer survivorship support close to home, and you can rest assured that you are in capable hands. Our Care Partners include: oncologists, internists, chiropractors, family physicians, physical therapists, massage therapists and psychologists.