At Moffitt Cancer Center, we understand that many breast cancer patients face unexpected physical, emotional, psychological and social challenges as they transition from active treatment to survivorship. With us, no patient is ever left to face those challenges alone. We are leading the way in delivering essential support beyond a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment by providing comprehensive survivorship services to our patients.
As part of this process, we’ve incorporated our Breast Cancer Survivorship Program into our Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program, introducing key wellness principles within six months after each patient completes cancer therapy. We believe many breast cancer survivors are well positioned at this point to adopt healthy and lasting lifestyle practices. We strive to empower survivors through knowledge focused on nutrition, exercise and stress management, helping them achieve the best possible health outcome and quality of life.
Components of Moffitt’s breast cancer survivorship care
Moffitt’s Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic offers services designed to complement our patients’ primary care, allowing them to benefit from the four main components of survivorship care:
- Prevention strategies for recurrent breast cancer and new cancers
- Surveillance for late medical and psychosocial effects of breast cancer and its treatment
- Interventions to help with residual effects of breast cancer and its treatment
- Coordination among oncologists, other specialists and referring physicians
At Moffitt, we are continually developing innovative ways to provide support and guidance throughout each patient’s breast cancer journey, including survivorship, with a focus on wellness. If you’d like to refer a patient to our Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic, complete our online form or contact a physician liaison. Our goal is to respond to each referral on the same business day that it is received.