The Survivorship Program at the Tate Cancer Center provides comprehensive care to patients who have completed treatment for cancer at UM BWMC. Led by a nurse practitioner, the team includes the treating providers, an oncology social worker, registered dietitian and rehabilitation therapists. The program focuses on education, symptom management and health promotion, and helps connect you with important resources to support your recovery.
During a visit in the survivorship center, each patient is provided with their own personalized survivorship care plan. Like a road map, a care plan summarizes the treatment and provides clear instructions for follow up care, symptom management, cancer screening and health promotion. The center communicates this same information to the entire treatment team and primary care provider.The survivorship team understands that the cancer experience is not over once treatment is over. By attending to the unique needs of cancer survivors the team supports, treats and empowers patients with the goal of helping them return to the highest quality of life as soon as possible.
The center is led by an experienced team of oncology nurse practitioners and can be reached at 410-553-8146.
What is Cancer Survivorship? What are Survivorship Care Plans? To learn more, watch this short video from the American Cancer Society: