Soft Tissue Sarcoma Survivorship Support Services
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Survivorship Support for Soft Tissue Sarcoma Patients
Studies have shown that a significant percentage of cancer survivors must deal with long-term health problems that may be related to their cancer diagnosis and treatment. You may experience long-term or late side effects of treatment, such as pain, fatigue, decreased mobility, cognitive impairment or depression. Also, if amputation is a part of your treatment, this could present a new set of challenges for you as you return to your everyday life and activities.
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we provide care that never quits, and that care continues once you return home. Our Survivorship Support services are designed to help you transition home, where you can continue the process of healing and recovery, and improve your long-term sense of well-being.
Long-Term Planning and Early Intervention
We believe in proactively planning for any long-term concerns that emerge after you complete your soft tissue sarcoma treatment. Therefore, before leaving a CTCA hospital, you will meet with one of our registered Survivorship Support nurses to build a wellness plan aimed at optimizing your health once you return home.
Continued Care for Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Because it may not always make logistical or financial sense for our patients to travel to CTCA for post-treatment care, we have more than 1,500 “Care Partners” throughout the United States. These practitioners are familiar with CTCA and our philosophy of patient-centered care, and they work with us to provide soft tissue sarcoma survivorship support that improves the lives of our patients. Our community care partners throughout the country include: oncologists, internists, chiropractors, family physicians, physical therapists, massage therapists and psychologists.
Every patient has a choice about whether or not to participate in the Survivorship Support Program. If you choose not to participate and you change your mind later, you can always join the program at any time in the future.
The Survivorship Support team at CTCA is trained by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Survivorship Program. This team serves on the NCI’s panel and assists other medical institutions across the country in developing their own survivorship support services.