Summit Health’s Cancer Survivorship Program
More than 10 million cancer survivors live in the United States today and 3 out of 4 families will help care for a family member with cancer. The cancer journey continues even after you finish treatment and finding support to help you through is important.
In Summit Health’s Cancer Survivorship Program our Nurse Practitioner provides follow-up care for patients who have been treated for cancer and will work closely with your doctor(s) who have treated you to help manage your life after cancer.
You will see the Nurse Practitioner in our clinic where they will:
- Look for signs of the cancer returning
- Manage any effects of treatment, such as pain and fatigue
- Recommend screening tests for other cancers
- Provide counseling about living a healthy lifestyle, such as diet, exercise and quitting smoking
- Provide your local doctor with information about your treatment
Patients can call or make an appointment after they complete their primary course of treatment or when a patient is transitioned to maintenance therapy. This program is open to both Summit Health and non Summit Health patients.
For more information on our program call (541) 318-3255.
Learn About Cancer Survivorship
Cancer and its treatment can result in some potentially long-lasting or late-onset effects. Our Cancer Survivorship Clinic addresses various problems cancer survivors may face after therapy ends. These include fatigue, fear of recurrence, neuropathy, lymphedema, bone loss, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, and memory issues.
The following is an educational video highlighting our cancer survivorship program featuring our Cancer Survivorship Nurse Practitioner, Tamarind Keating, ARNP.