Women's Cancer Survivorship Program: "I Am"
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response
Safety is our top priority
We want to assure you that the we are here for you. While the coronavirus has changed much of our daily lives, one thing that has remained constant is our commitment to providing you with the best, safest care possible.
At the Women's Medicine Collaborative, your safety is our top priority. We recognize that this is a time of many questions and concerns. Our Women’s Medicine care team is here to support you. We also know completing a treatment plan is associated with the best outcomes for patients. That is why we worked closely with our infection prevention and infectious diseases teams to be able to provide the care you need in a safe environment.
From the Day a Diagnosis of Cancer is Made, Survivorship Begins
“I Am,” the Women’s Medicine Collaborative cancer survivorship program, is an interdisciplinary, holistic model of care that addresses all facets of a woman’s quality of life.
Our patients tell us: “I am a mother.” “I am a wife.” “I am a neighbor.” “I am a friend.”
We recognize our patients as women living with cancer, and offer individualized care plans to optimize well-being and assist in recovery.
Our Cancer Survivorship program is open to women who have any type of cancer. Women come to see us as soon as the week after their treatment ends and some come many years after treatment has ended. You are welcome at anytime.
Working in collaboration with the Lifespan Cancer Institute, our multidisciplinary team of caring, experienced providers understands that women with cancer are more than their diagnoses.
Our comprehensive plan of care includes:
- Cancer treatment summary
- Recommendations for cancer surveillance and risk reduction strategies
- Vaccine therapy
- Nutrition counseling
- Exercise recommendations
- Lymphedema therapy
- Counseling for anxiety and depression
- Stress management strategies
- Genetic susceptibility assessment
- Answers to sexuality and reproductive concerns
Our holistic, integrative approach also provides critical services to address a myriad of emotional, psychological and financial challenges. We help many of our patients who have fear of recurrence, depression, problems adjusting to physical changes, employment and insurance issues, and who are facing a sense of loss for what might have been (e.g., loss of fertility).
Women are asked to speak with their primary care provider or oncologist to get a referral to our program. Once your referral is received, a member of our care team will contact you to make an appointment with our cancer survivorship specialist, Amy Pilotte, NP.
Following your one-on-one visit, you may be invited to attend a shared medical appointment.
Our providers work in partnership with other Women’s Medicine Collaborative programs, including:
Shared Medical Appointments
One benefit to a shared medical appointment is the opportunity to spend more time with your health care team.
Lifestyle Medicine Center
Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based practice of assisting individuals and families to adopt and sustain behaviors that can improve health and quality of life.