Cancer Survivors: Find the Support You Need
You are a survivor from the time you are first diagnosed with cancer and for the rest of your life. The goal for your cancer survivorship is for you, your family and your caregivers to feel supported with the services and information you need.
Sanford Health offers survivorship resources that can help you:
- Cope with long-term physical and emotional effects from treatment
- Manage your risk for recurrence
- Address social and financial concerns
- Find support and community resources
- Improve your quality of life
Your Survivorship Plan
A survivorship plan helps you make the transition from cancer care to everyday life. A cancer diagnosis is life-changing. Even after treatment has ended, it is important you have an active role in making and knowing your care plan.
Your oncologist or surgeon can work with you to establish your plan which will outline your unique follow-up, action items, screening or exams. The plan also will ensure seamless transition between your cancer experts and other members of your care team, such as your primary care doctor.
Cancer Survivorship Programs
As a Sanford Cancer Center patient, you can get help with social, emotional and other everyday concerns associated with diagnosis and treatment. Services include:
- Social and psychological support
- Financial counseling
- Palliative care (specialized care for life-limiting diseases)
- Wigs, hats and scarves for hair loss
- Beauty and self-care programs
Talk to a member of your care team to learn more about these services.
Managing Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
The side effects of cancer treatment can be challenging. At Sanford Health, you have access to a variety of integrative therapies that can help you deal with everything from nausea to anxiety. Integrative health can include acupuncture, yoga, massage, journaling and more.
Survivor Mentorship Program
Find a friend in survivorship. My Survivor Mentor is a survivorship program connecting you with another cancer survivor. We thoughtfully match you to a mentor as close to your situation as possible – by type of cancer diagnosis, age, stage of disease, anticipated treatment plan or individual concerns.
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Sanford Cancer Survivorship Community
This Facebook community is made up of private groups for those affected by cancer. The groups are moderated by experts in cancer care and are a resource for anyone looking for understanding, community and support.
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