Survivorship is a unique and ongoing experience for each person and those close to them.
The Northern Light Mercy Hospital survivorship care team are experts who work with your doctor to provide you and your family with specialized support and resources to help manage issues related to surviving cancer and create a plan for living well after your treatment.
The Mercy Cancer Care survivorship resource center is proudly sponsored by the Linda Tallen and David Paul Kane Education Research Foundation.
Partnering with the Dempsey Center on Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit providing information and support to patients newly diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, and those living with breast cancer. Through the program, two Northern Light Mercy Cancer Care oncology nurse navigators, Erin York and Sonya Perkins, will present four sessions that will educate young women diagnosed with breast cancer on survivorship concerns and provide tools to navigate the long-term effects of treatment. Northern Light Mercy Cancer Care will partner with the Dempsey Center in South Portland to offer the four-part education program, which is taking place June 20, July 18, August 8, and September 19.
The Living Beyond Breast Cancer Survivorship series provides tips and tools to help people cope with diagnoses and common side effects, build confidence, and empower you to take charge of your health. This series will educate women 45 and under diagnosed with breast cancer on survivorship concerns and provide tools to navigate the long-term effects of treatment.
On November 9, Mercy Hospital hosted a Zoom event to hear the personal stories of cancer survivors and the impact survivorship care has made to improve their quality of life after diagnosis and treatment.
Watch a recording of the event, below: