St. Vincent’s is one of the few hospitals in Connecticut with a comprehensive survivorship program. Cancer survivors living in the state today will battle long-term issues as a result of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Treating the whole person -
Mind, Body and Spirit
Make a plan for long-term wellness!
Our Survivorship Events & Programs provide the cancer survivor with a plan for long-term wellness in mind, body, and spirit and includes:
• Exercise (classes and individual)
• Aquatherapy classes
• Treatment summaries, survivorship (acupuncture, sleep,
oncology rehabilitation) and care planning
• Individual nutrition counseling
• Financial assistance available for patients who qualifyOur Hereditary Risk
- Assessment and High Risk Clinics provide:
• Evaluation of personal and family health history
• Evaluation of individuals with personal or strong family historyof breast, ovarian, colorectal and endometrial (uterine) cancers
• High risk clinics for breast, ovarian, GI, colon and
For more information, call the SWIM line at 203-576-6158
Our unique program is designed to give cancer patients and survivors the tools and guidance they need to help achieve their goals and optimize their health.
With the goal of helping cancer patients and their families, St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound helps fund the Integrative Survivorship Center. Survivorship at St. Vincent’s is centered on the philosophy of treating the whole person – mind, body and spirit – not just the cancer, and offers a broad range of support programs. Cancer survivors meet with an oncology clinical nurse specialist to create individualized plans for long-term wellness.
Patients will be provided with education and best practices in survivorship and recommendations for lifestyle changes.
The center offers many programs and groups for cancer survivors:
- Support groups
- Nutritional counseling
- Cooking classes
- Psychosocial support
- Exercise programs (including yoga and aquatherapy)
- Educational lectures
- Homeopathic and herbal medicine
- Spa therapies such as massage
By screening for long-term health and psychosocial effects from the disease and subsequent treatments, St. Vincent’s Integrative Survivorship Center hopes to educate and empower survivors to optimize their health, quality of life and longevity.
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The Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care
The Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care is accredited with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
Criteria for accreditation include a relationship with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and a representative from the ACS is a member of our Hospital Committee on Cancer.
Click in for additional information about specific cancers listed by ACS, and call the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care's referral line: 1-877-231-SWIM (7946) for more informaton.
For more information, call the Cancer Center at 203-576-6158
or e-mail the SWIM the Program Coordinator - Theresa
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