Life After Cancer
You are a cancer survivor. Every day holds new hopes and possibilities. It can also contain a host of other challenges though, such as fatigue, depression, and the long-term effects of chemotherapy. For some, returning to normal may be a painful and emotional battle. Lifestyle changes and continued medical care can put additional strain on every aspect of your life.
At SSM Health, we understand what you’re going through and we’re here to help. SSM Health Cancer Care offers support groups* to help you heal emotionally and physically. Surviving cancer is just the beginning of your journey. We’re here to support you after cancer, helping you overcome challenges and navigating your renewed life.
SSM Health Cancer Care helps survivors navigate many issues, including:
- Expectations of recovery
- Coping with the fear of recurrence
- Developing a healthy lifestyle
- Physical changes with diet, weight control and scarring
- Changing dynamics with family and friends
Take the next steps of recovery care and explore our survivor support groups. If you require additional treatment during your recovery, speak with your primary care provider or oncologist. No matter where you are along your journey, our dedicated team of nurse practitioners, oncology nurses, social workers, and dieticians are available to help you heal and take on the next chapter of life.
Follow-up care is critical for all cancer survivors. Regular check-ups, talk therapy, and diet and lifestyle changes can go a long way in enhancing your wellbeing. If you’re facing high levels of stress, anxiety or depression, we can refer you to a therapist for counseling. If you’re struggling with fatigue, weakness, or other neurological conditions, our experts can provide you the rehabilitation you need as you recover.
Depending on the type of cancer you had, follow-up screening and routine visits may be necessary. SSM Health will help you navigate your after care and make the most out of your life.
To learn more about how we can help, contact your cancer care team today. Experience the healing power of our ever present care and the joy of your new life.
*Note: Some support groups may not be available in your region.