Topic: Cancer Survivorship Programs

It is one of the dilemmas most cancer patients face:  treatment has ended and what to do now?  How do we bridge the gap? What about ongoing side effects?

An article of interest:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-0 … ealth.html


LiveStrong designate Cancer Survivorship Programs of Excellence:

Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Living Well After Cancer Program
Philadelphia, PA
Linda Jacobs, PhD, RN
Tel: 215.615.3371
linda.jacobs@uphs.upenn.edu

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Adult Survivorship Clinic
Boston, MA
Ann Partridge, MD, MPH
Tel: 617.632.4LSF (4523)
LAFClinic@dfci.harvard.edu

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Survivorship Program
Seattle, WA
K. Scott Baker, MD and Karen Syrjala, PhD
Tel: 206.667.2814
survivor@fhcrc.org

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Survivorship Program
New York, NY
Mary McCabe, RN, MA
Tel: 212.639.2581
survivorship@mskcc.org

UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Survivorship Program
Los Angeles, CA
Patricia Ganz, MD
Jacqueline Casillas
Tel: 310.206.1404
Pganz@mednet.ucla.edu

University of Colorado Cancer Center
Survivorship Program
Denver, CO
Linda Overholser, MD
Betsy Risendal, PhD
Tel: 720.848.0395
linda.overholser@ucdenver.edu and betsy.risendal@ucdenver.edu

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Carolina Well Survivorship Program
Chapel Hill, NC
Don Rosenstein, MD
Director, Carolina Well Survivorship Program
Tel: 919.966.7230
donald_rosenstein@med.unc.edu

The NCI also has a program worth looking into:

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivo … nter/index

Please share with us any information you may gain.

Thanks much,
Hugs
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

Re: Cancer Survivorship Programs

Here are a couple of good websites that have information about survivorship.

Survivors/caregivers and anxiety:
http://www.cancercompass.com/cancer-new … NL20130605

General survivor information:
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/lifeaftercan … or/01.html

Definition of survivor from the NIH:
A cancer survivor is anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer and is living today.

Seems like there is a lot of good information out there especially at this NIH site.

-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

Re: Cancer Survivorship Programs

http://www.cancer.net/survivorship

Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.