Sylvester has developed Survivorship Programs for our patients and their families and caregivers that includes support groups, seminars, workshops, and more. Patients who complete cancer treatment have concerns, especially regarding long-term and recurrent side effects and follow-up guidelines.
Additionally, many have questions about the physical, emotional or practical issues related to cancer and its treatment. Therefore, our team has developed a survivorship model of care that provides an appointment at a survivorship clinic or a survivorship consultation within the disease site care team visit.
Below we highlight and describe clinics that conduct survivorship encounters to address the needs of specific cancer populations: alex’s place for pediatric patients and Stem Cell Transplant, and Cancer Rehabilitation.
Survivorship Specialty Clinics:
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy survivors are a unique population that are at risk for both early and late therapy-related complications. This population consists of patients with hematologic cancers. The purpose of the Stem Cell Transplant Survivorship clinic is to provide comprehensive evaluation, treatment and follow up for:
- cancer recurrence
- new or subsequent cancers
- intervention for other illnesses caused by cancer and its treatment
- coordination of care among healthcare providers
For allogeneic hematopoietic transplant survivors, a Graft versus Host Disease clinic is also offered where expert treatment as well as access to novel clinical trials. We welcome patients who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or cellular therapy from any institution. For more information, visit the Stem Cell Transplant Clinic.
alex’s place is an outpatient care facility dedicated to pediatric hematology-oncology care. It was made possible by a generous donation from philanthropist Alexander Daly. alex’s place is meant to be more than simply a treatment site for children with cancer and blood diseases. The mission is to provide a space designed to empower young patients and support their families. Pediatric survivors arriving to alex’s place will be guided through the clinic process. A physician or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse will discuss personal and medical history including a review of all cancer treatments. Any questions or concerns will be addressed at this visit. In addition, education will be provided to the survivor and family members regarding past medical treatment and what to expect in the future. One of the goals of alex’s place is to coordinate any appointments needed on the same day as the Survivorship visit. Survivorship visits will be scheduled on an annual basis in alex’s place. For more information, visit alex’s place.
The mission of the Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine service is to improve function, mobility, independence, activity level and quality of life in cancer patients from the time of diagnosis, through survivorship and at the end of life. Conditions that are treated as a result of a cancer diagnosis and treatment include pain, fatigue, musculoskeletal dysfunctions just to name a few. A wide range of treatment services are offered in order to rehabilitate the patient throughout the different phases of their cancer journey.
View a full list of diagnoses that Cancer Rehabilitation treats and what services they offer.
For more information, visit Cancer rehabilitation