Survived Cancer… Now What?

July 10th, 2013

Cancer Transitions Program Available for Cancer Survivors.

Cancer survivors are living longer. In fact, cancer today is increasingly being viewed as a chronic illness. The SIH Cancer Institute, through its survivorship series, offers Cancer Transitions™, an evidence-based program for survivors of any cancer diagnosis who have completed treatment. The program is targeted to those who have completed their treatment within the last 24 months; however, Cancer Transitions may benefit survivors at any time in their survivorship beyond 24 months. The program covers the benefits of exercise, nutrition, emotional support, and medical management—core issues for cancer survivors.

SIH Cancer Institute Patient & Family Support Services

The six-week class, taught by Tonica Anderson, Registered and Oncology Nurse, will begin on July 30. Sessions are Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at The Place at University Mall in Carbondale. To register, contact Anderson at 618-457-5200 ext. 67133

Life After Cancer Can be Anything but Ordinary

“Survivors often face both physical and psychological problems,” said Anderson. “This program teaches the importance of exercise, good nutrition, emotional health, quality of life and medical management in the transitional time after treatment ends.”

There is also one follow-up session four weeks after the core program ends. Every session is two and a half hours long and focuses on specific survivorship issues, led by an expert in that subject:

  • Session 1: Get Back to Wellness: Take Control of Your Survivorship
  • Session 2: Exercise for Wellness: Customized Exercise
  • Session 3: Emotional Health and Well-Being: From Patient to Survivor
  • Session 4: Nutrition Beyond Cancer
  • Session 5: Medical Management Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know
  • Session 6: Life Beyond Cancer

To register, call 618.457.5200 ext. 67133

Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Snacks will be provided and participants will receive a free pedometer.