Women's Cancer Survivorship Program
Lurie Cancer Center's Women's Cancer Survivorship Program is comprised of the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Survivorship Program (formerly the SUCCEED Program)* and the Gynecologic Malignancy Survivorship Program. Both programs offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and provide management strategies for the unique issues women treated for breast and gynecologic malignancies face as they transition to post-treatment survivorship care. The program originally focused on breast cancer and now has expanded to include the concerns of women with gynecological malignancies. A wide range of issues, including hot flashes, osteoporosis, fatigue, weight gain, depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, sexual dysfunction, neuropathy, fertility problems and lymphedema are all reviewed as part of the comprehensive evaluation.
An individualized survivorship care plan, including a treatment summary, is developed with tailored recommendations for cancer surveillance and monitoring for possible late effects from treatment. The program promotes bone and heart health, and emphasizes the importance of good nutrition and physical activity as part of a long-term care plan that will enable survivors to thrive after their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Referrals for nutrition counseling, cancer rehabilitation, and other specialty services are provided as needed.
The Women's Cancer Survivorship Program is designed to help any woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or a gynecologic malignancy, and supports the following concept from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: "From the moment of diagnosis through the balance of life, an individual diagnosed with cancer is a cancer survivor."
Maggie Daley Women's Cancer Center
Prentice Women's Hospital
250 East Superior Street, Suite 420, Chicago
Monday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Medical Director: Judith Abramson, MD, MSCI
For more information, e-mail the Survivorship Physician Assistant, Aubri Byrd, PA-C or call her at 312-695-2487
To schedule an appointment, call 312-695-0990 or 1-800-LURIE-CC