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Survivorship Clinic

Survivorship is so much more than just surviving cancer. It involves living with, through and beyond a cancer diagnosis. The Community Cancer Center is proud to have the only dedicated Survivorship Clinic in the area, designed to help you through every step of your survivorship journey, regardless of when or where you were treated.

Helping You Transition to Your New Normal

After treatment, patients may experience changes mentally, physically and in their relationships. Patients may feel uneasy about their health after their diagnosis and treatment. Our Survivorship Clinic was established to bring cancer support and prevention services together in one place to help you transition to your new normal.

Services

Our medical, psychological and social services focus on:

  • Education

    Offering you services and support for dealing with the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

  • Prevention

    Promoting healthy living behaviors and screening for the early detection of new or recurrent cancer.

  • Surveillance

    Providing medical follow-up care related to cancer and cancer treatment and assessing psychological/social (psychological) late effects.

  • Intervention

    Focusing on symptom management and education for late and long-term side effects of cancer and its treatment.

  • Coordination

    Working closely with your specialists and primary care providers to assure a team approach to your healthcare decisions.

For a full list of support services offered at the Survivorship Clinic, click here.

Preparing For Your First Clinic Visit

Thank you for entrusting us with your care. To ease uncertainty, we’ve outlined what you can expect at your first appointment.
  • 1. Introduction

    Meeting with one of our Survivorship Clinic nurses. She will introduce you to the clinic, measure your vitals, and answer any preliminary questions you may have.

  • 2. Medical History & Examination

    Meeting with our Survivorship Nurse Practitioner. She will review your medical history, your medications, any imaging or lab results that have been done, and conduct a physical exam.

  • 3. Discussion on Surveillance & Lifestyle Changes

    Your nurse practitioner will discuss your ongoing surveillance, including screening for early detection of a new or recurrent cancer. She will also talk with you about any lifestyle changes that may benefit you, typically related to nutrition and exercise.

  • 4. Treatment Summary & Surveillance Plan

    At the end of the visit, you and your physicians will receive a personalized Treatment Summary and Surveillance Plan. Arrangements will be made for any follow-up appointments, additional testing needed or additional services that have been offered.

What to bring:

  • A photo ID, health insurance identification cards, and prescription benefit cards.
  • Medical records Your oncologist’s office may have already taken care of forwarding any records to our office. However, please feel free to call our office prior to your appointment with any questions about medical records you have.
  • Medications Please bring a current list of all medications and dosages you are currently taking, including vitamins, supplements, and other over-the-counter medications.
  • Allergy information List any allergies you have to medicines, foods, or other items such as latex.

For more information, contact the Survivorship Clinic at (319) 558-4876.

Meet Your Team

Patient Feedback:

Here are just a few things survivors are saying about the Heather and the Survivorship Clinic

“I can’t say enough good things about this center and the clinic. I appreciate it and everyone!”

“I was impressed with the thoroughness of the clinic and how they tied together all the different areas of my treatment.”

“I’m pleased to know the clinic services are available to me for life.”

Hear From Our Experts

Heather Dommer was live on our Facebook page with Matt Schmitz, cancer exercise specialist, to discuss our Survivorship program and what it offers our patients.

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Survivorship Clinic Support Services

At the Survivorship Clinic at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, our medical, psychological and social services focus on education, prevention, surveillance, intervention and coordination. Continue reading below for more information on the support services we provide at the Survivorship Clinic.

Cook Cancer Wellness Program

Provides physical, nutritional and psychosocial support. A focus is on:

  • Family & Individual Counseling
  • Group & Individual Exercise Programs
  • One-On-One or Group Nutritional Education
  • Spiritual Support
  • Caregiver Support & Resources
  • Complementary Services Such as Reiki, Massage, Mind / Body Skills Workshop
  • Financial Resources

Body Image & Sexuality

Our certified sex therapists are available to cancer survivors and their significant others.


Counseling

A licensed counselor can assess and counsel you and your support team for psychological, sexuality or social concerns.


Massage Therapy

Our massage therapist specializes in massage for cancer survivors, including lymph massage.


Palliative Care Services

We’ll help you and your family make decisions that match your goals with the best possible care for ongoing medical conditions.


Nutrition

Learn about the foods that help manage symptoms, weight and your risk for developing cancer in the future.


Spiritual Support

Receive support and counseling from a member of the faith community.


Cancer Risk Assessment Services

We’ll gather genetic information about you and your family to determine your risk for developing specific cancers.


Tobacco Cessation Program

Receive individualized medication counseling and behavioral support to quit smoking.


Cancer Transitions

This free six-week workshop is designed to help you make the transition from active treatment to life after treatment.