Living Well Beyond Cancer
Survivorship is our only goal at EJGH. Once you are diagnosed with cancer, every single interaction you will have with us is built around that singular goal. Upon completion of your treatment, we will even celebrate with a ceremony where you will ring our survivorship bell. This is a powerful and meaningful moment as it signifies you truly winning the fight of your life. At that time you will transition into our formal survivorship program.
The mission of the survivorship program is to maximize your quality of life while minimizing your risk for new or recurring cancers. Working together, your care team will provide:
The Bell is Just a Beginning
To celebrate the milestones along your cancer journey such as completion of infusion treatments or radiation therapy, our patients participate in a bell ringing ceremony. Caregivers gather around the bell and read the survivorship poem and you, a proud cancer survivor, are then asked to ring the bell. The sound of that bell is the sound of victory and life for you. For others, receiving treatment for their cancers, it is the sound of hope and inspiration. For the Cancer Survivorship Program at EJGH, the bell is just the beginning – the beginning of your life after cancer.
Live Well with Cancer
Live Well with Cancer is a disease management program built around YOU. This program takes place at the EJGH Wellness Center and is designed to fit your needs at every phase of your cancer journey, providing safe and effective exercise training, support groups and therapies for the mind, body and soul. Click here to learn more.
Support Groups and Services
Our survivorship program includes support from other survivors in its wide array of programs to assist you in your quest for optimal health. There is a very real sense of camaraderie among those who have battled cancer and won. Attending a support group is a great way for you to meet with others who have been where you are and where you are going. Click here to register for upcoming support groups or call Healthfinder at 504-456-5000 for more information.
Integrative or Complementary Therapies
East Jefferson General Hospital offers a wide range of therapies that can be beneficial, even enjoyable, long after you have completed your treatments. Therapeutic massage, yoga, guided imagery and other therapies have proven effective at helping you stay well. Call one of our Cancer Care Navigators at 504-503-6000 for more information.
If you have any questions about the Cancer Survivorship Program at EJGH or would like more information, please call 504-883-2968.