Cancer Survivor Support: Life as a Cancer Survivor

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Finishing cancer treatment can bring feelings of both relief and uncertainty. We know the physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial challenges that cancer and treatment can cause. We’re still here for you, as a cancer survivor.

Our cancer survivor support and resources aim to help you thrive.

Read our FAQs for cancer survivors.

Cancer Survivorship Clinic

Surviving cancer can bring huge relief. But you might face some new challenges with:

  • Returning to work
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Body image
  • Anxiety and depression

We can help you find ways to work through the issues you face. Our clinic offers yoga therapy, instruction in mind-body practices, acupuncture, and massage services.

Learn more about our integrative care services.

At the Survivorship Clinic

You’ll complete a questionnaire at every visit. Your answers will drive the focus of the visit.

We create an individualized care plan. We’ll look at your overall health and wellness needs to maximize your ability to heal. The plan will include:

  • Lifestyle changes to prevent cancer from coming back
  • Follow-up medical appointments
  • What to watch for to stay healthy

We also treat long-term treatment symptoms, including:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep concerns
  • Sexual wellness
  • Neuropathy

We collaborate with your care team. Connecting with your other providers gives us a 360 degree view of your health. We can refer you to specialists as needed.

one cancer survivor supports another with a caring hand on the shoulder

Make a Cancer Survivorship Appointment

First visits take an hour. Follow-up visits last about 20-40 minutes. Call and ask for an appointment with the UVA Cancer Survivorship Clinic.

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Ongoing Cancer Center Support

As a cancer survivor, you still have access to our support services. You can attend workshops and exercise classes. Find nutrition help, counseling, spiritual support, financial help, physical therapy, and lymphedema therapy.

See all cancer support services.

Give Peer Support

The Cancer Peer Support Program gives you a chance to help someone else with cancer. We connect you to someone going through challenges similar to your experience. 

To provide peer support, you must:

  • Be a breast, gynecologic, or lung cancer survivor of 1 year
  • Feel emotionally ready to share your cancer experience 
  • Register with Volunteer Services
  • Attend virtual training

We also welcome caregivers to participate.

Want to Give or Receive Peer Support?

Fill out the peer support interest form. Questions? Email us.