/ by UK HealthCare
This Sunday is National Cancer Survivors Day, an annual event that encourages those who have survived cancer to celebrate milestones and supports patients and families currently going through treatment.
At the UK Markey Cancer Center, we have a specialized program just for cancer survivors that offers support and resources to help navigate the complicated and often-overwhelming aspects of life after treatment.
Cancer Survivorship Clinic
Even after treatment is complete, cancer can impact a patient’s physical, emotional, social and financial well-being. Our Cancer Survivorship Clinic is designed to help patients overcome those challenges by connecting their medical history with their future quality of life as a cancer survivor.
When a patient is referred to the Survivorship Clinic, they meet with a provider who specializes in survivorship care. That provider then works with the patient to customize a personalized plan that coordinates ongoing medical care and promotes the patient’s health and wellness moving forward.
Individual care plans address important aspects of patients’ continued care including long-term effects of treatment, diet and nutrition, emotional and psychological support, and social and financial concerns.
The Cancer Survivorship Clinics are located in the Whitney-Hendrickson Building and the Ben Roach Building at the UK Markey Cancer Center. If you have questions about our clinic or would like to make an appointment, please call us at 800-333-8874.
Expressions of Courage
On Friday, June 1, Markey and the Survivorship Clinic will host the annual Expressions of Courage event, a cancer survivor celebration timed to coincide with other nationwide celebrations in June for Cancer Survivorship Month.
Expressions of Courage honors the experiences of those who have battled cancer by displaying their art and creative expressions, many of which can be linked to their cancer experiences. This year’s event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 1 and will feature visual, literary and musical performances from Markey cancer survivors as well as a free lunch and access to support services.
In addition to meeting other cancer survivors and reuniting with care providers, patients will also have the opportunity to meet with our Healthy Living Panel, consisting of a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, patient navigator, nutritionist, outreach director, psych-oncology professionals, musical and art therapists, and more.
In past years this event has been held on the Markey campus. However, because of construction near the Markey campus, the event will be held at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the UK campus, located a short distance from Markey. Shuttles will be available to take attendees from Markey to the Singletary Center.