A Place for Survivors

Published on June 13th, 2018 by Christina Echegaray.

The end of cancer treatment is reason to celebrate and a relief for patients and their families, but it can also be a time of new concerns.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center offers the REACH for Survivorship Program, a comprehensive clinic for survivors of all ages who have faced any type of cancer and who have received cancer treatment from any health care provider.

It doesn’t matter if the treatment was recent or received long ago — the program can help those who have concerns about physical, emotional or practical issues related to their cancer and its treatment. The clinic is not restricted to those who have issues that need resolving. Even for those doing well who simply want to remain healthy, the clinic has services that can help achieve that goal.

Those seen in the clinic complete a comprehensive health history and receive a personalized Cancer Survivorship Care Plan that will serve as a roadmap for their future health and well-being. Patients are often referred by their oncologists, but may initiate the visit on their own.

Learn more by calling (615) 343-7400 or visit VanderbiltHealth.org/cancersurvivor.