Many patients have concerns about the physical and psychological effects cancer may have on the rest of their lives. Providence Cancer Survivor Program and Cancer Survivor Clinic can help patients assess risk and develop a comprehensive wellness plan to manage the long-term effects of their cancer diagnosis and treatment. These efforts can result in improved quality of life for cancer survivors.
Providence Cancer Survivor Program offers a nurse practitioner who gives cancer patients a thorough evaluation, including history of diagnosis and treatment. Following the consultation, patients receive a treatment plan and summary recommended by the American Society of Clinical Oncologists. The plan includes a personalized assessment of potential long-term risks, both physical and psychological, and a comprehensive care plan with recommendations to manage the long-term effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Referrals can be made for complementary services and therapies, including acupuncture, therapeutic massage, nutrition consultation, social work, counseling, genetic testing or support groups.
In addition, Providence Cancer Survivor Program patients will have access to clinical trials evaluating the long-term effects of cancer therapies through the Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center in the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at Providence Cancer Center.