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OWLS: Oncology, Wellness, Lifestyle and Cancer Survivorship Clinic
Survivorship begins at the time of diagnosis. At the Lifespan Cancer Institute, we are committed to the health and well-being of our patients during and after treatment. We know that living with and after cancer can affect every aspect of your life.
The OWLS clinic is a consultative cancer survivorship service. Our goal is to meet the needs of patients living with and after cancer, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We help patients manage any long-term complications from their disease and develop healthier lifestyles. We work closely with their oncologists and primary care physicians to help patients achieve their goals.
We consider every aspect of a patient’s health that could be affected by their cancer.
The goal of the survivorship program is to enhance the health, wellness, and quality of life of cancer patients by addressing their physical, psychological, and health-education needs.
Meet Christine Duffy, MD, and learn about the Lifespan Cancer Institute’s Oncology, Wellness and Survivorship Clinic – OWLS.
For more information about the OWLS Clinic, or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Lifespan Cancer Institute at 1-844-222-2881 or speak to your oncology team for a referral.
Some of the conditions and symptoms we treat at the OWLS clinic include:
- Brain fog
- Anxiety or depression
- Fatigue and deconditioning
- Heart, lung, genitourinary, gastrointestinal tract, neurologic, and dermatologic issues
- Nutrition and weight loss
- Sleep issues
- Treatment-related symptoms
A practice unique to the OWLS clinic is that we present each patient’s case to a multidisciplinary team of specialists in:
Acupuncture, nutrition counseling and physical therapy are all available at the OWLS clinic. If necessary, we refer a patient to one or more of these specialists, who are all experienced in working with cancer survivors.
Our mission is to guide survivors through treatment and the post-treatment phase as they resume healthy and fulfilling lives.
Christine M. Duffy, MD, Director, Adult Cancer Survivorship Program, Lifespan Cancer Institute consulting with a patient.
Nurse Practitioner Camille Higel-McGovern and Christine M. Duffy, MD, at the OWLS Clinic.
The Adult Cancer Survivorship Program at the Lifespan Cancer Institute has special expertise in guiding cancer survivors on their journey to well-being.