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Supportive Care and Survivorship

A cancer “survivor” is anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, living with cancer, in remission, or free from cancer. The Supportive Care and Survivorship Program at Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento provides care to enhance a cancer survivor’s quality of life at all stages of their disease.

Supportive care means providing care for all aspects of a survivor’s physical, mental, psychosocial, and spiritual health throughout their cancer journey. It is meant to keep pain and other symptoms controlled, and help with daily physical activities. Supportive care may also be referred to as palliative medicine—a subspecialty that delivers this personalized care along with a team of physicians, nurses, social workers, physical/occupational therapists, and pastoral care.

Our program is available to all patients who are referred by their medical provider or who desire this service on their own. For more information about our program or to make an appointment, call 1.844.556.2189.

How Can Supportive Care Help?

Supportive care at Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento can help with the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Loss of Appetite/Weight changes
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Weakness/Balance problems
  • Neuropathy

Transition to Wellness

Join Dignity Health Cancer Institute for ongoing events designed for patients who have completed cancer treatment and are on the road to recovery. Our Transition to Wellness forums are held every other month, addressing the long term needs of cancer survivors and empowering survivors to advocate for those needs. A Dietician, Psychosocial Therapist, and Oncology Nurse Navigators will be available to cover topics including:

  • Surveillance for re-occurrence
  • Screening recommendations
  • Emotional well-being
  • Guidance about health education, diet, and exercise and nutrition

If you have completed all treatment following your cancer diagnosis, please join expert members of our team for our upcoming discussions.

January 10, 2019
Mercy Cancer Center
3301 C St., Ste. 550, Sacramento
4:30 to 6 p.m.

For additional information, or to RSVP, call Angela Gianulias at 916.962.8893.