Our mission is to improve the lives of cancer survivors by advocating for personalized, comprehensive high-quality care after cancer diagnosis and treatment. As survivors travel through the different phases of their cancer journey, Moffitt Cancer Center’s Survivorship Program can help you to address different challenges that emerge after completing therapy. We are committed to recognizing survivorship as a distinct phase of the cancer care continuum. There are four components of Survivorship Care we focus on are:
- Screening and prevention of new cancers
- Surveillance for primary cancer, recurrence or second cancers, assessment of medical and psychosocial late effects
- Interventions to help with long-term and late effects of cancer and its treatment
- Coordination between specialists, oncologists, and primary care providers to ensure that all the survivor's health needs are met
These four pillars guide the care we provide in our Survivorship Program. After you finish cancer treatment, our clinic will continue to follow you carefully for the surveillance of your primary cancer. In addition, we include other key information about your health and well-being as it impacts your overall wellness.
Our clinic has created a consultation service if your provider felt you would benefit from a visit with a Survivorship Provider. We offer a one-time Onco-wellness visit as patients are transitioning from Cancer therapy into surveillance. Within our clinic, we also created a focus on Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer survivors because we know the unique physical, psychological and social needs of cancer survivors under 40 years of age.
Our goal is to help you with a successful transition from cancer treatment to survivorship care. Upon completion, we provide you with a comprehensive survivorship care plan. The plan includes a full cancer treatment summary with cancer surgeries, pathology reports, chemotherapy and radiation therapy agents and doses, future surveillance schedules, cancer screenings, nutrition, dietary, and activity recommendations, addressing fear of recurrence, long-term or late effects that you may have from your cancer or treatment. You can share the survivorship care plan with your primary care provider and any other specialists you may see outside of Moffitt.
For more information, please call our Survivorship program expert at 813-745-8000.
Survivors Overcoming and Achieving Resiliency (SOAR) Workshop
A free two-hour, eight-week interactive workshop designed to empower breast cancer survivors and promote a healthy transition from active treatment. Learn strategies on nutrition, stress management, and exercise to encourage health and well-being. Contact Diane Riccardi at SOAR@Moffitt.org for more details.