Along with the joy many survivors feel is also the uncertainty of what to do next and how to return to a “normal” life. This is where survivorship planning can help. Franciscan Cancer Center, serving the Puget Sound region of Washington, is here to guide you.

Survivorship services and programs are intended to:

  • offer information and recommendations to address these challenges
  • give inspiration and encouragement
  • provide tools for coping with and facing a new “normal”

Physical concerns may include:

  1. How do I cope with side effects or limitations?
  2. Do I need physical therapy to improve my mobility or quality of life?
  3. What kind of medical care do I need now and what will I need in the future?
  4. What lifestyle choices can I make that will help me to live a long and healthy life?

Mental concerns may include:

  1. I don’t think as clearly as I once did – is there something I can do about that?
  2. How can I reduce my stress?

Spiritual concerns may include:

  1. What meaning or purpose does my life have now? How did cancer change this?
  2. How does cancer change the way I live my life and my goals for the future?

Learn more about cancer survivorship from the American Cancer Society.