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I'm a survivor! Post-cancer program - University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care at Fairview

Life beyond cancer

You have successfully finished your cancer treatment program and, after three to five cancer-free years, you no longer have to see your oncologist. The cancer is gone but how does it affect your future health care needs?

University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care at Fairview is proud to introduce its Cancer Survivor Program. This program is available to you and all survivors of cancer, regardless of age, diagnosis or location of treatment. We focus on your medical and nonmedical needs, education and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

In-Depth, Collaborative Care

When you come for your first visit, we identify and manage the effects of cancer and its treatments. You will benefit from the unique insights and comprehensive approach of the Cancer Survivor Program’s multidisciplinary team. This team reviews your treatments and makes recommendations for monitoring and care of potential late effects. Your team may be comprised of the following:
  • Hematologists/Oncologists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Other specialists as needed
We also evaluate you for other needs. You may have ongoing issues that can be addressed by our social workers and psychologists. For example, some people are at high risk for complications, cardiovascular disease and second cancers, so we recommend and provide genetic counseling for you. We often make referrals to our cardio-oncology program, given the high-risk nature of these diseases.
Research and Education

Research is a large component of survivorship care, and we have used well-documented evidence and established pediatric survivorship programs to build our adult program. We have several ongoing studies on secondary risks associated with previous cancers and their treatments. We also have conducted studies that evaluate quality of life in cancer survivors like you.
In addition to one-on-one education, you and your family will be invited to attend a unique patient conference. Since 2006, we have conducted an annual educational conference on cancer survivorship designed to educate and empower you and other cancer survivors. The goal of the conference is to better advocate for yourself and understand the future of your health. Past topics have included management of cancer-related fatigue, patient resources and the need for primary care in cancer survivors.
Learn more about our Cancer Survivorship Program.

Locations

For patients 22 and older 
Masonic Cancer Clinic
University of Minnesota
424 Harvard St. SE
First Floor, Suite M100
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 625-5411

Southdale Cancer Clinic
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – Edina
6363 France Ave S, Suite 610
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 836-3645

For patients 21 and younger 
Journey Clinic: Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Diseases
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital
East Building, Ninth Floor
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 365-8100
 
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