The end of cancer treatment is a time to celebrate — you are now a survivor! This begins a phase called “survivorship.” You are joining more than 11 million other cancer survivors in the United States. However, 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 may be different.
The first few months after cancer treatment are a time of change. It will take some time to find out 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. ProMedica Cancer Institute offers many support resources designed for the unique needs of cancer survivors, including a comprehensive Survivor Center.
While ending treatment is certainly a time to celebrate, it's also a period of adjustment. Our comprehensive Survivor Center offers all the resources you need to live a healthy life after cancer with individualized follow-up care plans.
Cancer Survivor Rehabilitation: STAR Program®
Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can harm health and cause serious medical problems that interfere with daily function and well-being. Survivors are commonly plagued with symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, fear, anxiety and depression. ProMedica’s STAR Program® offers important physical and psychological rehabilitation to survivors so they can recover more quickly and more completely than they would otherwise. Feeling well and being able to resume normal day-to-day activities is essential to enjoying a good quality of life for survivors and their families.Learn more about the STAR Program®
Breast Cancer Survivorship
This DVD series features powerful presentations focused on breast cancer survivorship. Topics include: living life during and after treatment; optimizing wellness – exercise and complementary therapies; self-advocacy – your rights as a survivor; and giggling your way to good health.