From warrior to survivor – we are here to help you move forward.
There are two types of survivorship,
01. Having no signs or symptoms of cancer after completing treatment
02. Survivorship that starts at the diagnosis of cancer and continues through treatment. Treatment is continued in order to keep the cancer stable or prevent the cancer from progressing.
Here at Cancer Center of Middle Georgia we are beside you on your journey from diagnosis through survivorship. We understand that needing support does not end after treatment is completed. Many patients experience physical/emotional changes after treatment. We provide treatments for various side effects caused by cancer therapies and want to ensure that our patients have an excellent quality of life. We are here to help you through those transitions and ensure that quality care continues through your survivorship.
Survivorship plans consist of ways to take care of your health or prevent reoccurrence after you have completed treatment. Our physicians will guide you into survivorship using a plan specifically tailored to you. Your survivorship plan may include:
- Treatment to reduce reoccurrence
- Bone Health Treatment
- Exercise Plan
- Diet Plan
- Stress Reduction
- Psychological Support
- Improved Sleep Patterns
- Smoking Cessation
- Pain Management
- Scheduled Yearly Mammograms
- Scheduled Yearly Colonoscopies
- Scheduled Bloodwork or Radiology Scans
- Scheduled Follow-Up Visits with your Oncologist
Contact our office at 478-272-8266 if you would like to be referred to a spiritual counselor, dietician or exercise specialist.
- What is my risk of reoccurrence, or chance that my cancer will come back?
- Will I need to be on maintenance treatment to keep my cancer from coming back?
- Should I take something for bone health?
- How can I improve my lifestyle so that my cancer has less chance of coming back?
- Prevent Reoccurrence: Greater chance of catching reoccurrence in early stages.
- Side Effect Management: Your physician can monitor your side effects if you are on a maintenance drug.
- Accountability: Easier to stick to your survivorship plan.