Cancer Survivorship Program St. Louis

Survivorship in Cancer Care

In many ways, the completion of cancer treatment is just the beginning of your journey. Thanks to breakthrough advancements in cancer care more people than ever before are living full lives as cancer survivors. 

At Mercy, we know that life will be different after a tiresome battle with cancer. We also believe that all patients should be treated with dignity and respect. Long-term physical and emotional side effects can take their toll on any person in a variety of ways. That’s why we personalize our Cancer Survivorship Care program to each individual. At this time, survivorship care is currently available in-person and online through virtual visits.

Survivorship Care at Pratt Cancer Center

Cancer Survivorship Plan 

Your life after cancer is about more than simply adjusting to a new normal. The Pratt cancer survivorship care program in St. Louis is led by a dedicated team of nurse navigators and advanced practice nurses, who work with you to develop a unique cancer survivorship plan. Your plan will consist of records of your cancer and treatment history as well as:

  • Provide an individualized treatment summary for all cancer survivors
  • Address any physical side effects that continue beyond the end of treatment
  • Include referrals to other specialists for treatment or therapies, where applicable
  • Outline your follow-up care and improve surveillance of recurrence and any secondary cancers
  • Promote positive health behaviors including proper nutrition, regular exercise and stress management
  • Improve your quality of life following the end of your cancer treatment(s)
  • Recognize and address any psychological and psychosocial side effects of a cancer diagnosis while helping you cope with any fears of recurrence