Breast cancer survivorship support services
The end of treatment marks a milestone for many breast cancer survivors. While that chapter of your journey is over, another is beginning. Even though you are no longer in treatment, you may still be experiencing challenges such as fatigue, anxiety and difficulty returning to work. Survivorship support services are designed to help address these issues. Our program has been developed to educate breast cancer patients about maintaining a healthy lifestyle while remaining vigilant about their overall health. As a breast cancer survivor, it’s important to go to all of your follow-up appointments. During these visits, your doctors will ask if you are having any problems. He or she may perform breast exams and lab or imaging tests to look for signs of breast cancer recurrence or treatment side effects. You may see several providers, depending on the number of side effects you may be experiencing.
Our survivorship support services consist of key four elements:
- Program introductions: During your treatment, we will meet with you to talk about our survivorship support services and how they may benefit you.
- Clinical assessments: After your primary treatment, we will assess your health and identify potential long- and late-term side effects you may anticipate and prepare for.
- Care plan: We will design an individualized survivorship care plan for you based on the specific treatments you have received and your post-treatment needs. The plan will include a timeline for follow-up mammograms and other screening tests, and you will be encouraged to share the plan with your primary care physician.
- Communication: We will stay in touch with you and will be available by phone, email or in person whenever you need us, providing nutritional, physical and emotional education and support.