Life after Cancer: Starting the Journey Together
The end of cancer treatment is a time to celebrate. You are now a survivor!
ProMedica offers many services for cancer survivors, beginning with the Survivor Center at the Hickman Cancer Center on the ProMedica Flower Hospital campus.
Survivors often say that once they complete treatment, they enter a new world. They expect life to return to the way it was before cancer, but it likely will be different. We know that chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can harm general health and cause serious medical problems that interfere with daily function and well-being. In addition, ssurvivors are commonly plagued with fatigue, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, anxiety and depression.
Through our Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation (STAR) program, these issues are addressed through physical and psychological rehabilitation. STAR helps survivors recover more quickly and completely than they would otherwise.
The first few months after cancer treatment are a time of change. It will take some time to discover what “normal” means for you. You may have a new outlook on life and may want to change the way you do things. Even though you are not receiving active treatment, you still need support through this time of change. As you do, the ProMedica Cancer Institute is here for you.
ProMedica Cancer Institute’s Survivor Center provides follow-up care and connects patients to community support services unique to the patient’s physical, social and emotional needs.Learn more about the Survivor Center programs, services
When these five survivors heard the words “It’s cancer,” a new journey began for each. They represent the thousands who are traveling on this same journey and who have turned to the ProMedica Cancer Institute for help.Listen to survivors’ stories
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