SURROUNDING WITH CARE Survivorship Care
LIVING. INSPIRED. FULFILLED. ENCOURAGED.
L.I.F.E. Survivorship Program
L.I.F.E — the survivorship program at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center – ensures that every patient and family member touched by cancer is supported throughout their cancer journey by our multidisciplinary team.
The L.I.F.E. Program provides support services to all cancer survivors, including:
- Art therapy
- Exercise programs
- Financial advocacy
- Nurse Navigators
- Pastoral care
- Psychological services
- Social work
Advances in early detection and cancer treatment have resulted in more people surviving cancer after diagnosis and living longer. With this progress it has been discovered that life during and after cancer treatment can present many unique physical, emotional, cognitive, relationship, and financial issues for cancer survivors. These issues may occur in the first five years after treatment, and some could occur even later. Our nurse practitioner engages and works with the patient and their family to develop a personalized treatment plan.
LIFE AFTER CANCER
Patient Education Series
The Life After Cancer patient education series offers a FREE monthly presentation covering various survivorship and wellness topics. The presentations are presented by Baptist MD Anderson’s staff as well as community-based oncology specialists and advocates. We believe that taking an active role in learning more about your cancer and ways to manage stress, side effects and daily living can help you feel more in control and less overwhelmed. To access videos of past presentations, visit our YouTube channel.
LIFE AFTER CANCER
Surviving cancer is a lifelong commitment. Completing cancer treatment can bring happiness and joy but it can also bring uncertainty. It’s common for survivors to be concerned about cancer recurrence, financial issues, long-term physical and emotional effects, among other issues.
The L.I.F.E. Survivorship Program offers an educational session and traditional support group for cancer survivors of any type. Many patients find themselves wondering, “Now what?” after their treatment ends. This program will provide support and education to both patients and caregivers that will help them navigate the challenges people often experience after completing cancer treatment. This support group forum gives the participants the support and strength to move forward together, rather than on their own.