With close to 14 million cancer survivors alive today in the United States, the survivorship phase of cancer care has become a distinct and important part of cancer recovery. Cancer patients need education and basic tools to help them navigate life after cancer.
Patients who complete their treatment with Pearlman Cancer Center are invited to make a clinic appointment.
- Patients meet with nurse practitioner to perform a needs assessment to establish a baseline for the survivorship phase.
- Nurse practitioner will review patient's treatment summary and the LIVESTRONG care plans created for the patient and the primary care physician.
- Patients may also take advantage of our Cancer Rehab Program at no charge to eligible survivors to help patients regain lost strength, build stamina and control or prevent lymphedema.
- Patients will be seen by a dietitian and social worker who provide a comprehensive assessment, create a plan to guide patients to recovery and encourage choices that promote healthy living.
As patients enter survivorship, there are several reputable online resources to assist them in this phase.
Check out our Online Resource Page to find the sites and descriptions of each resource.
Survivors can view the above mentioned resources as well as other information in the Cancer Center Resource Library. The library has two computers and is open to patients, survivors and their family. The room is open during normal Cancer Center hours.
To learn more about our Survivorship Program or to set up an appointment, call 229.259.4600.