Breast Cancer Support Services
Living With Breast Cancer
When you come to City of Hope, you automatically gain access to an unparalleled array of supportive care and long-term follow-up programs to help you and your loved ones manage the process of treatment and recovery.
We can help with all of the following concerns and more:
- Managing symptoms and side effects, such as pain, lymphedema, nausea and fatigue
- Handling emotional, social and spiritual issues
- Coping with stress
- Navigating the health care system
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with expert nutrition and physical activity guidance
- Addressing fertility and intimacy concerns
- Building caregiver skills
- Improving communication with family, partners and loved ones
- Restoring normalcy to your family, job or school routine
- Healing arts workshops to restore your body and mind
- Learning cosmetic techniques for cancer- or treatment-related appearance issues
- Returning to wellness after active treatment
Visit our Living with Cancer or Supportive Care Medicine websites to learn more. For more information about the supportive care programs we offer, please contact the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at 626-218-2273 (CARE) or the Women’s Center at 800-934-5555.
“City of Hope saved me. They saved my baby. They saved my family portrait.” Stephanie, breast cancer survivor
Many women are relieved or excited to be finished with breast cancer treatment. However, some worry that their cancer could come back, or feel lost without the same level of care from their cancer-care providers. It’s very important to go to all follow-up appointments, when doctors will ask patients about any problems, and may conduct exams, lab tests or imaging tests to look for signs of cancer or treatment side effects.
Return To Wellness Program
As a leader in the supportive care of cancer patients, City of Hope’s new program “Return to Wellness” is designed to tackle that big “What now?” question, one topic at a time.
City of Hope experts lead workshops in nutrition, health monitoring, long-term side effect management, body image, sexuality and intimacy, lymphedema prevention, meditation, spirituality and more. Survivors also participate in weekly strength training, restorative yoga and support group sessions.
“Return to Wellness” is a collaboration with the Cancer Support Community of Pasadena. The program is open to women who have completed treatment for breast cancer. Survivors need not be City of Hope patients to participate.
Please call 626-218-2273 for more information.
“City of Hope treated me as a person. I wasn't just a patient, a chart. I mattered.”
Kommah, breast cancer survivor
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