New Survivor Orientation
Once cancer treatment is over, the healing process begins. Recovering from cancer treatment involved physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial healing. And because you are no longer regularly meeting with your medical team, often people feel as if they are trying to adjust to life alone.
Not having sufficient information, not knowing where to turn for help, or who to lean on for support are common challenges following the completion of cancer treatment. It is for this reason the new survivor orientation is offered through the Touro Supportive Cancer Care Center. The program provides you with the information, resources, and support you need to help you adjust to changes caused by treatment and live a life beyond cancer.
The new survivor orientation program is designed to help you “proactively” identify your supportive care needs and address them before they get out of control. The primary objectives of this program are to help you:
• Become more knowledgeable about cancer survivorship
• Learn ways to adjust to life after cancer treatment
• Address your supportive care (non-medical) needs
• Know where to turn for assistance when you need it
The new survivor orientation session is conducted over one hour held in a private office and is offered as a free service to cancer patients treated at Touro. To schedule an appointment for an orientation session, contact Robert Gardner, Ph.D., Clinical Mental Health Counselor, at 504-897-8209.
Robert Gardner, Ph.D, LPC
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
phone: (504) 897-8209