UAB opens Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic to further Support Patients

Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic launched UAB Birmingham AL Bham Now
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With 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S., UAB has taken their support and care one step further. The Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic is bound to change lives.

The Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic was officially launched at the end of May. This establishment will offer specialized follow-up care for breast cancer patients. Nurse practitioners who specialize in breast cancer care and survivorship issues will be there to create a collaborative plan with the patient’s primary treatment team. The clinic will be a vital component in facing the challenges of breast cancer survivors both emotionally and physically.

This comprehensive approach is no stranger to UAB thanks to their Comprehensive Cancer Center which has been an impressive source for the development of intervention strategies that help guide and manage long-term problems that occur after a diagnosis of cancer. The goal is for the clinic to act as a vital connection between patients and scientists in order to further advance future oncology care.

“The goal of the program is to help each survivor stay as healthy as possible, and to prevent problems from emerging or catch them at an early stage when they are most easily treated,”

– Andres Forero, M.D., professor in the UAB Division of Hematology and Oncology and medical director of the clinic

Those eligible include individuals that have received a diagnosis of breast cancer, stages 0 to IIIC and are at least 12 months from diagnosis. Patients must also have completed all breast cancer therapy with at least part of the treatment held at UAB.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, you can call 205-638-2155 or email breastcancersurvivorship@uabmc.edu.

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