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Life after Cancer: Starting the Journey Together

The end of cancer treatment is a time to celebrate. You are now a survivor!

ProMedica offers many services for cancer survivors, beginning with the Survivor Center at the Hickman Cancer Center on the ProMedica Flower Hospital campus.

Survivors often say that once they complete treatment, they enter a new world. They expect life to return to the way it was before cancer, but it likely will be different. We know that chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can harm general health and cause serious medical problems that interfere with daily function and well-being. In addition, ssurvivors are commonly plagued with fatigue, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, anxiety and depression.

Through our Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation (STAR) program, these issues are addressed through physical and psychological rehabilitation. STAR helps survivors recover more quickly and completely than they would otherwise.

The first few months after cancer treatment are a time of change. It will take some time to discover what “normal” means for you. You may have a new outlook on life and may want to change the way you do things. Even though you are not receiving active treatment, you still need support through this time of change. As you do, the ProMedica Cancer Institute is here for you.

Survivor Center

ProMedica Cancer Institute’s Survivor Center provides follow-up care and connects patients to community support services unique to the patient’s physical, social and emotional needs.

Learn more about the Survivor Center programs, services

Survivor Stories

When these five survivors heard the words “It’s cancer,” a new journey began for each. They represent the thousands who are traveling on this same journey and who have turned to the ProMedica Cancer Institute for help.

Listen to survivors’ stories
Connect with other survivors on Facebook

Cancer Toolkit

Use the tools below to prevent, treat and get support for cancer.

Friends for Life Newsletter

Becoming a Friends for Life member is quick and easy. Just fill out the form below with a few details about yourself. Look for your newsletter around the 11th of each month.

Sign up for the Friends for Life Newsletter

Connect with Us on Facebook

If you would like to connect to other people – just like you – undergoing treatment for cancer, connect with us on Facebook. Here, we hope that you will share your story and find other patients to connect with.

"Like" the ProMedica Cancer page on Facebook

Cancer Events

View a list below of cancer events, including survivor celebrations and screenings, which are offered at locations throughout ProMedica.

View cancer events