Life After Cancer Treatment
We believe that the term “survivorship” doesn’t just describe being alive, but also means achieving your optimal level of health and well-being. At Torrance Memorial we adhere to the definition of cancer survivor as stated by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: A cancer survivor is defined as anyone diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life and can also be used to define family, friends, and caregivers. We are committed to providing support, encouragement and, when you need it, the care that helps you achieve those goals.
According to people who’ve had cancer, being a cancer survivor brings certain challenges, including:
- Adjusting to a "new normal"
- Coping with lasting side effects of treatment
- Physical and emotional recovery
- Worry about disease recurrence
- Return to work and normal activities
- Achieving the best possible level of health and wellness
National Cancer Survivors Day 2022
Mind, Body & Spirit Approaches to Wellness
Your Cancer Treatment Summary
To help you organize all the information about your cancer treatments, we recommend you download this helpful document.
Survivorship programs at Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Hunt Cancer Institute include:
South Bay Survivorship Consortium
The South Bay Survivorship Consortium is made up of oncology specialists in the community and includes Advance Practice Nurses from Torrance Memorial Hunt Cancer Institute, Torrance Memorial Physician Network Cancer Care, and physicians from California Hematology Oncology Medical Group and Optum Medical Group. The group offers lectures on topics of interest to cancer survivors throughout the year.
Learn About South Bay Survivorship
Breast Cancer Survivorship
Enormous strides have been made in the treatment of breast cancer; so much so that here in the United States there are more survivors of breast cancer than any other form of cancer.
Our country’s three-million-plus breast cancer survivors are a living testament to the efficacy of early detection and treatment for breast cancer. The most important thing that women who’ve had breast cancer can do to enhance survivorship is to continue to get regular screenings and examinations, but that’s just the beginning. Learn more about how we support breast cancer survivors at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
Learn About Breast Cancer Survivorship
Finding New Meaning
Cancer survivors can experience profound emotions after active treatment is complete. Overcoming this serious illness inspires many to re-examine their lives and personal goals. It is common to question where your life has taken you and where it is heading and to explore changes that will make life more fulfilling. Surviving cancer give patients a cause to celebrate and a reason to move forward with their lives. An excellent resource to help you explore this and other related issues commonly experienced by cancer survivors is the National Cancer Institute Facing Forward: Life after Cancer Treatment booklet.
A Message from Bollywood Choreographer and
Cancer Survivor - Nakul Dev Mahajan