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Cancer Survivorship Program

Our Cancer Survivorship Program exists to help transform each cancer survivor’s experience through education, tools and support. We aim to improve understanding and communication, so those we care for can make informed decisions. We’re here to assist with physical, emotional, financial and spiritual health and to foster self-care and a healthy balanced life.

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Program offerings

Our classes, tools and provider support are available through in-person classes, live virtual classes, on-demand materials and provider-led support sessions for anyone diagnosed or living with cancer and beyond.

 

In-person and virtual classes

Roper St. Francis Healthcare has partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national breast cancer nonprofit, to offer several free programs specific to the needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Hot and Bothered: Coping with Early Menopause
Hot flashes, mood changes & difficulty sleeping are some of the annoying symptoms of early menopause. Learn more about menopause and tips on how to manage the symptoms.

Stay Alert: Managing the Long-Term Side Effects
The side effects of cancer treatment can include heart problems, pain, fatigue, numbness and weight gain. Learn what to watch for and what to report to your doctor.

Let’s Talk About Sex and Breast Cancer
Changes in your sex life and intimacy concerns are common after diagnosis and treatment. Learn how to talk about your concerns with your doctor and partner and get tips on improving your sexual health.

Self-Care After Breast Cancer
You have been through a lot of changes during diagnosis and treatment. Learn ways to take care of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually.

Visit our calendar to find the next available date and to register.

 

Cancer and bone health classes

Cancer and its treatments can cause bone loss, which can increase your risk of injury and pain. Join our experts for a three-part series to learn what you can do to keep your bones healthy.

Bone Health Basics for Cancer Patients
Are you at risk for osteoporosis? Learn about the common bone changes and injuries related to cancer diagnosis, treatment and aging. Get information about the tests and treatment options.

Advanced Cancer – Bone Metastasis
This class is for people who have been diagnosed with a cancer that has spread to their bones. Learn how to cope with symptoms, what to watch for and what to report to the doctor, treatment options and ways to avoid injury.

Bone Health Self – Cancer for Cancer Patients
It is never too late to take care of your bones. Learn healthy lifestyle choices (nutrition) and prevention activities (movement and balance) that help maintain and improve bone health.

Visit our calendar to find the next available date and to register.

 

Guided support sessions

For those living with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during a challenging time. Connect with others who are on the same journey. Together we’ll share tips and ideas on how to manage your health in a supportive environment.

Visit our events calendar to find the next session.

 

Resource Library

Get free worksheets, toolkits, recipes and nutrition information, videos and much more. These resources are tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients and survivors.

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Program Coordinator

Kelly Pabst

Kelly M. Pabst MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, AOCNS
Cancer Survivorship Program Coordinator

Kelly has been an oncology nurse for more than 30 years and has worked for Roper St. Francis Healthcare for more than half her career in both inpatient and outpatient roles. She is board certified as an adult clinical nurse specialist and an advanced oncology clinical nurse specialist. She has served as the advanced practice nurse for the Cancer Survivorship Program since its start in 2016. Kelly believes in the power of knowledge and understanding, and through the cancer survivorship program, she helps others find a sense of control and to advocate for themselves.

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