Come and join the post-treatment cancer survivor community at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Services are offered free of charge and are available to anyone who has finished treatment, even if your treatment for cancer was received outside of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence network.
A cancer survivor has traditionally been defined as anyone diagnosed with cancer beginning at the day of diagnosis. Spouses, other family members, friends and caregivers are often included in the definition because the diagnosis of cancer affects many more people than the person who is diagnosed.
Services provided by the Cancer Survivorship Program at Lawrence include the creation of a Cancer Treatment Summary and; in collaboration with the survivor, a Post-treatment Cancer Survivorship Plan of Care that provides individualized guidance for:
- Health Promotion
- Prevention of Cancer and other Diseases
- Management of Symptoms including Fatigue, Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Cognitive Impairment and Peripheral Neuropathy
- Appropriate Surveillance for Cancer and other Health Problems
The Cancer Survivorship Program also offers the Post-treatment Cancer Survivor Support Group which meets at 4:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Meetings include the discussion of topics of interest to cancer survivors and/or presentations by physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy and complementary care practitioners who have expertise in areas that can benefit people who have experienced cancer.
This program is supported by the Community Fund of Bronxville, Tuckahoe and Eastchester and by the Westchester Community Foundation. If you’d like to attend, please call 914-787-4115.
If you or someone you know has finished treatment for cancer and would like to learn more, please call 914-787-4115.