Survivorship programme addresses

Some helpful web addresses for Survivorship issues


UK

Are you a young adult and a cancer survivor ?

The Christie Hospitals says following completion of your treatment for cancer we recognise that you may still face many challenges: education or career?  staying fit and keeping well?  getting insurance or a mortgage?

To help The Christie runs a  Survivorship Course!  The course is free of charge, although places are limited.

It covers

  • Coping after cancer (social and psychological issues)
  • Late effects of treatment and fertility issues
  • Financial issues, such as how to obtain mortgages, benefits and insurance
  • How to get back into education and on the employment ladder
  • How to help yourself keep fit and healthy

Next course  Sept 16th – Nov 4th Manchester   Time: 18:30 – 21:00 (including refreshments)

For further information, or to register for the course, please talk to either;

The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative was launched in September 2008 and is a key initiative of the Cancer Reform Strategy (2007).  www.ncsi.org.uk

USA

Dana-Farber  –  Perini Family Survivors’ Center

Kenneth Miller, MD, and Lisa Diller, MD

Kenneth Miller, MD, and Lisa Diller, MD

Advances in our ability to detect and treat cancer have led to greater survival rates. But we have learned that for some, cancer survival comes with a price and life is never quite the same. The Perini Family Survivors’ Center was established to advance clinical care and conduct research on cancer survivorship. The Center provides care and conducts patient-oriented research in the Lance Armstrong Foundation Adult Survivorship Clinic and, for children, the David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic. The Center also disseminates information on the medical, emotional, and psychological challenges facing today’s population of cancer survivors.                                                                                                                              http://www.dana-farber.org/res/integrative-research-centers/perini-family-survivors-center/default.html

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Survivorship Program provides clinical care, patient education and research opportunities to patients who have survived cancer and are not in active cancer treatment or are in long-term therapy to prevent recurrence. Our services are provided through the Hutchinson Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and supported by the Lance Armstrong Foundation.                                                                              http://www.fhcrc.org/patient/support/survivorship/

MD Anderson’s Survivorship Clinics. You are finished with your active cancer treatment and moving to the next phase of your life and next phase of your care. You may find your life returns to what you knew before you had cancer. On the other hand, you may find that physical, psychosocial or financial concerns continue because of earlier treatments. Patients often call this the “new” normal.

MD Anderson’s Survivorship Clinics are here to help you develop a plan for your ongoing health care. Each clinic focuses on a specific cancer type, tumor location or treatment:                                                                                                     http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-topics/survivorship/survivorship-clinics/index.html

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