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The Women's Cancer Survivorship Program has put together several documents to give our patients more information about their screening questions, treatment plans, and advice on a number of topics. Click on each topic to expand the section and learn more.
There are many types of pain, including:
As part of your treatment plan, it may be suggested that you try:
Cancer-related fatigue is a distressing sense of physical, emotional or cognitive tiredness or exhaustion related to cancer or cancer treatment. The fatigue is often greater than you would expect from your recent activity and interferes with your usual functioning.
Treatment plan suggestions include:
As part of your treatment plan, it might be suggested that you try cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep.
Examples of cognitive behavioral therapy include:
Survivors of cancer are at higher risk for anxiety and depression due to the additional stressors and challenges they face. Many people fear that the cancer might return, and this leads to anxiety related to surveillance and any physical symptoms that may or may not be related to the cancer diagnosis. Unpredictable events and outcomes can lead to anxiety and depression, especially at times of transition, self-monitoring, significant loss, major life events, and social isolation.
Some social factors can contribute to anxiety and depression, including:
Anxiety and depression are treatable conditions. As part of your treatment plan, it may be suggested you try:
Cognitive dysfunction is often reported in association with cancer diagnosis and treatment, especially in patients treated with central nervous system radiation or intra-thecal chemotherapy. Our goal is to support you, and we will screen you for any underlying disorders.
Here are some tips and suggestions:
Or create your own sleep diary with spaces for:
Sexual health is an important part of an individual’s overall physical and emotional well-being.
Types of problems that patients often report related to sexual function:
It may be suggested that you try:
Vaccines are recommended for all cancer and transplant survivors. Vaccination is recommended 3 months after completion of chemotherapy or 2 weeks before starting chemo, and some vaccines can be given during cancer treatment.
Some vaccination recommendations are:
There are many steps you can take to maintain a healthy diet during your treatment. You can: