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Cancer Survivorship & Support

If you or someone you love is living with or has completed treatment for cancer, find the practical and emotional support you need at UHS in New York's Southern Tier, including dietary assistance, social worker support, survivorship plans and more.

Cancer Support Services

Whether you have cancer or are caring for someone who does, trust UHS to provide you with the cancer support services you need.

Cancer Rehabilitation

Restore your energy, strength and mobility with cancer rehabilitation at UHS. Physical, occupational and speech-language therapy can help you improve your ability to perform everyday tasks, endurance, immune system, mood and more.

Dedicated Oncology Social Workers

You’ll benefit from the help of the area’s only oncology program with social workers who are dedicated to the care of individuals living with cancer. These professionals can connect you with any services you need to complement your treatment plan.

In the event of a terminal cancer diagnosis, your oncology social worker can also refer you to services provided by the Transitional Life Care Team, which includes pastoral care and a specialized physician.

Help with Tobacco Cessation

Reduce your risk for cancer, heart disease and other health conditions by ceasing use of all tobacco products. We understand quitting can be hard. It’s why we provide you with individual tobacco cessation counseling to help you tailor your cessation program to your specific needs. For information about the program, call 607-763-5555.

Cancer Survivorship Care Plan

If you get treatment at UHS for breast cancer in New York's Southern Tier, you will receive a cancer survivorship care plan once your treatment ends. This plan, which includes a diary of your care for use by other doctors in the future, will help you transition back into your life post-cancer treatment.

Your cancer survivor plan will give you helpful information about:

  • Coping with your emotions about cancer and treatment
  • Developing a wellness and healthy lifestyle plan
  • Managing follow-up care
  • Maintaining healthy family relationships
  • Adjusting to life post-treatment
  • And more

Cancer survivor care plans will soon be available not only to breast cancer survivors but also those who complete treatment for other types of cancer.

Cancer Support Groups

Find the emotional support you and your family need through one of the cancer support groups at UHS in New York's Southern Tier. Many support groups are open to individuals with cancer as well as their loved ones.

  • Cancer Support Squad - Children ages 5-18 with family members or loved ones with cancer. This support group will off er support to the younger generation who are trying to understand and deal with the emotional strain of cancer. The group meets once a month in the Radiation Oncology Department at UHS Wilson Medical Center. Contact Katrina Mallery at 763-8084 to register.
  • Caregivers Support Group - Join our free support group designed to give caregivers a place
    to talk, share their experiences and meet others that have similar issues. The group is facilitated by Clinical Social Work staff.
  • Look Good, Feel Better – Restore your self-image and learn how to cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer; includes tips from certified cosmetologists.
  • Newly Diagnosed and Those Receiving Treatment - Join our free support group devoted to patients newly diagnosed with cancer and those undergoing treatment and their primary support person. This is a safe place for sharing experiences, understanding emotions, fostering hope and empowerment.

  • Post Cancer Treatment Wellness Group - Join our free post cancer treatment group devoted to provide a supportive environment for survivors to learn how to manage health issues, define your normal lifestyle and transition into wellness.

Cancer Support Close to Home

Find exceptional cancer support services throughout the UHS service area in New York’s Southern Tier. Services and groups may vary by location. Your doctor or care provider will refer you to the location that best suits your needs.

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