Survivorship is not the same as a cure. As you near the end of treatment, your care team may describe your disease in several ways. Here is how to better understand what these terms mean.
For MSK and Non-MSK Patients
Survivorship and Follow-Up Care
MSK's Living Beyond Cancer services for cancer survivors provides patients with a wide variety of support after their treatment ends, including:
|Patient Support||Integrative Medicine||Tobacco Treatment Program|
|Resources for Life After Cancer (RLAC)||Nutrition and Cancer||Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer at MSK|
|Rehabilitation Medicine, Occupational & Physical Therapy||Dermatologic Health||Screening Services|
|Pain Management||Sexual Health & Fertility||Ethics at MSK|
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO): Living with Cancer While Receiving Long-Term Treatment
As a cancer patient at MSK, we are with you every step of the way, including your life beyond disease. Our programs provide long-term follow-up care and comprehensive services for patients after they have completed treatment.
Survivorship research includes studying the long-term side effects of cancer treatment and surveillance for second cancers, the delivery of care, and how primary care and cancer care can work together. The following include MSK studies, publications, and grant winners in this field.
Bridges: A Newsletter for Survivors
Bridges is MSK's newsletter for survivors, offering a space for patients and their families to connect to one another to share stories of hope and challenges that highlight the cancer journey. Visit MSK's Subscription Preference Center to get the latest issue of our newsletter for survivors by survivors.
The Visible Ink writing program provides MSK patients (in treatment, post-treatment, and long-term survivorship) the opportunity to express themselves in writing with personal one-on-one support from an experienced mentor and bring a voice to their stories. These volunteer mentors have included best selling novelists, Tony and Emmy award winners, poets, journalists, and more.
Programs & Events for Survivors
View our calendar of upcoming seminars, support group meetings, workshops, and other programming that we offer especially for MSK patients, families, and cancer survivors.
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