The end of cancer treatment is a time to celebrate—you are now a survivor! This begins a phase called “survivorship.” You are joining more than 11 million other cancer survivors in the United States. However, 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 may be different.
The first few months after cancer treatment are a time of change. It will take some time to find out 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. ProMedica Cancer Institute offers many support resources designed for the unique needs of cancer survivors, including a comprehensive Survivor Center.Connect with other survivors on Facebook
June Survivor Celebrations
If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment or are a cancer survivor, please join doctors, nurses and other patients, survivors and families for an inspirational evening to celebrate survivorship at one of our ProMedica Cancer Institute locations. No matter where you received your treatment, you’re welcome to join in the celebration at any location. To reserve your space at these free events, please call 877-291-1441.
Flower Hospital/Hickman Cancer Center
Hickman Cancer Center Atrium/ Garden
Tues., June 4; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Join us for the Hickman Cancer Center Survivor Celebration on the Flower Hospital campus to the see the nationally-acclaimed performance of, Jonna’s Body, Please Hold.“Experience the wonderment and zest for life in every moment of this strikingly original, hilarious, and incredibly uplifting show. Jonna has created a fun, totally new performance that challenges despair.”
Toledo/Toledo Children’s Hospitals
Entrance #3, Lobby Area
Tues., June 4; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
2142 N. Cove Blvd., Toledo, OH 43606
Current and former cancer patients and their families are invited to gather with doctors, nurses and other patients and families in celebration of survivorship.
Bixby Hospital/Hickman Cancer Center
Tent outside of Hickman Cancer Center
Wed., June 12; 6 - 7:30 p.m.
818 Riverside Ave., Adrian, MI 49221
Join us for a special presentation by Jeanne Simard, RN, MBA STAR/P, from Oncology Rehab Partners, celebrating the launch of our new S.T.A.R. rehabilitation program designed specifically for cancer survivors.
Defiance Regional Hospital
Courtyard Café, Lower Level
Wed., June 5; 7 - 8 p.m.
1200 Ralson Ave., Defiance, OH 43512
Fostoria Community Hospital
St. Wendelin Parish Life Center, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria, OH
Thurs., June 6; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of celebration featuring a complimentary catered dinner courtesy of the American Cancer Society, the story of a special cancer survivor, Robin Charney, outreach coordinator, ProMedica Cancer Institute, door prizes, and more. RSVP is required.
Breast Cancer Survivorship
This DVD series features powerful presentations focused on breast cancer survivorship. Topics include: living life during and after treatment; optimizing wellness – exercise and complementary therapies; self-advocacy – your rights as a survivor; and giggling your way to good health.