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Survivorship

Sr. Linda DeleryAfter you finish your treatment, you will begin the process of recovery. There are many things that will likely be on your mind during this time. Not just physical, but often emotional and psychological concerns surface following treatment. It is important to recognize when these concerns arise and take the appropriate steps to address them. Remember, you are not alone during recovery. The doctors, nurses and staff at Touro are available to help you make the transition from treatment to recovery.

It’s important you be prepared for life after cancer treatment. If you find yourself unable to deal with the concerns that may surface during recovery, discuss your concerns with your doctor. Another resource for help is the Touro’s Supportive Cancer Care Center which has a team of professionals from a variety of disciplines available to provide you with the assistance and support you need. For more information on the services offered through the Supportive Cancer Care Center, call (504) 897-8678.

Touro’s Launches Cancer Survivorship Program 

Near the end of cancer treatment, it is normal to feel many emotions ranging from hope to happiness to uncertainty and fear. With the Cancer Survivorship Program at Touro, each patient’s health and wellbeing are our focus when moving forward into the survivorship stage of their cancer journey.

Touro’s Cancer Survivorship Program helps people transition from cancer diagnosis to wellness by providing support services and evidence-based medical care.

 

Touro’s Cancer Survivorship Program offers comprehensive services, including:

  • Oncology providers committed to excellent survivor care
  • Supportive care services
  • Wellness programming
  • Resources and connections of a large academic hospital
  • Strong ties to community affiliates

Once treatment ends, we realize the cancer experience continues. Our program includes a Cancer Survivorship Clinic where patients get the chance to meet one-on-one with an oncology nurse, whose expertise includes cancer care and the specific issues survivors may face years after treatment.

 

During the appointment, patients receive an individualized survivorship care plan and treatment summary. The survivorship appointment will include:

  • Treatment summary
  • Needs assessment
  • Follow-up referrals as needed
  • Personalized care plan

 

Touro’s Survivorship Program also provides a wide range of specialists to help with the many different challenges and stages of cancer survivorship. Patients will have access to a variety of services based on their needs:

  • Psychology, social work and spiritual counseling
  • Customized physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy with Touro’s STAR Program
  • Nutrition
  • Smoking cessation
  • Palliative care and pain management
  • Free support group meeting

To learn more about the Cancer Survivorship Program at Touro or to schedule an appointment, please contact Paula Harrelson, RN at 504-210-4351 .

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