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Survivorship

Hands with Livestrong bracelets at the Dorcy Cancer Center in Pueblo, Colorado

LIVESTRONGTM photo courtesy of Matt Lankes.

The Dorcy Cancer Center is a LIVESTRONGTM Survivorship Center of Excellence Community Affiliate of the University of Colorado Cancer Center Cancer Survivorship Program, a member of the LIVESTRONGTM Survivorship Center of Excellence Network.

What is cancer survivorship?

Today, more than 10 million Americans are currently living with, through or beyond cancer.  A cancer survivor is someone with an initial diagnosis of cancer, one going through treatment and anyone post-treatment, their caregivers, family members and loved ones. Care for cancer survivors consists of long-term follow-up surveillance, late effects management, rehabilitation, coping and counseling, health promotion and nutrition, and exercise for cancer patients after treatent.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) believes that in the battle with cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything.  From the moment of diagnosis, the LAF provides the practical information and tools to help people with cancer live life on their own terms.

Mission:

As a community affiliate of the LIVESTRONGTM Survivorship Center of Excellence Network, the Dorcy Cancer Center focuses on education, health and wellness activities, community outreach and post treatment survivorship research that address the issues that cancer survivor's face from the moment of diagnosis through post treatment care.

Vision:

We aim to ensure that people affected by cancer live well through top quality care and survivorship excellence by:  integrating pre, during and post treatment follow-up as a standard of care; developing a pilot model of post clinical care; and offering the program site as access to resources and information needed by patients, families and medical professionals in Southern Colorado.

Livestron at Dorcy Cancer Center in Pueblo, ColoradoProgram Components

Education and Resources:


Wellness and Exercise:

  • Healing Arts: Through this beneficial program, classes are offered continuously and at no cost to cancer patients and their caregivers.  Through a holistic approach, the Healing Arts help the other aspects of cancer care, such as treatment, to take care of each person... body, mind and spirit.  Some classes offered include meditation, tai chi, low-impact aerobics, journaling, water color, and others. Classes are held in the Healing Arts Room on the upper level of the Dorcy Cancer Center.  For  a class schedule, more information or to register for a class, call 719-557-3738.  

 Resources

  1. Lance Armstrong Foundation 
  2. University of Colorado Cancer Center
  3. National Cancer Institute Post Treatment Resources
  4. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Resources 
  5. Medline Plus
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