Cancer Survivorship Program

About Us

The Cancer Survivorship Program provides holistic care to support the health and wellbeing of survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer. Our goal is to support patients so that they can live their healthiest lives possible. We partner with patients and their families to create a plan for wellness after treatment that includes: clear guidance on evidence-based follow up care tailored to a person’s cancer treatment history, referrals to specialty providers experienced in the care of cancer survivors, health and wellness education and support, and mental health integration. Our services will ease the transition to life after cancer care while providing easy access to specialist support focused medical care.

Our Mission:

To improve the quality of life of survivors of childhood and AYA cancer in the five-state Mountain West (UT, ID, MT, NV, WY) as well as support caregivers. Through an evidence-based, whole-person model of care the program will empower self-efficacy, educate, address modifiable risk factors, and improve the overall health, well-being, and happiness of survivors.

Our Vision:

To deliver ideal survivorship care for children, adolescents and young adults (AYAs). To elevate the field of survivorship through outstanding clinical care, consequential research, and innovative programing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Services We Provide:

  • Assessment for late effects of cancer treatment
  • Education about individual cancer history, risk for late-effects, and how to decrease those risks.
  • A copy of your Survivorship Care Plan: a roadmap to keeping you healthy after therapy.
  • Seamless referral to specialty providers for ongoing targeted care
  • Health and wellness education and referrals
  • Support services to help patients and families reach their life goals after cancer whether that be transitioning back to school after a lengthy absence, starting a new job, or regaining strength by working with a physical therapist.
  • Support navigating the healthcare system as a cancer survivor.

What to Expect:

The day of clinic our patients have labs drawn and perform recommended screenings prior to coming to clinic. During clinic, the patient meets with each provider listed here. The nurse navigator introduces the flow of the clinic and reviews the pre-visit questionnaire with the patient and establishes goals for our visit. The social worker then sees the patient and performs an in-depth psychosocial assessment and provides clinical interventions, resources, and referrals (including financial, vocational, educational support). The nurse practitioner provides an in-depth delivery of their individualized survivorship care plan, performs a review of systems and physical exam, discusses results of labs and screening tests, and dives deeper into education about late-effects risks, recommended screenings, and self-care strategies. The oncology physician completes the visit with a targeted evidence-based discussion of wellness, takes a deeper dive on any topic requiring further discussion, and discusses other challenging topics such as cancer predisposition risk and testing or infertility risk. Woven throughout each discussion is a focus on habit formation with the goal of maintaining healthy behaviors that reduce modifiable risk factors so that survivors feel well today and support their future health.