Although finishing your cancer treatments (surgery, chemo or radiation) is a milestone to be celebrated, it can also bring anxiety, fear and uncertainty. The completion of treatment marks the start of adjusting to new and challenging physical and emotional changes. This webinar addresses how you can take charge and navigate this transition to the new normal of cancer survivorship.
- Recommendations for surveillance: Which tests and exams do I need? Who do I need to follow up with? What’s coming in the future regarding primary care vs. medical oncology?
- Late and long term treatment effects: Things you must know about such as lymphedema; cardiotoxicity; cognitive issues; bone health; pain.
- Psychosocial issues: Body image; depression or anxiety; fatigue. They are not all in your head!
- Mind & body wellness: The connections between the two.
- Other concerns: Sexual health, fertility and menopause; your ongoing treatment plan for long term health and wellness through nutrition, physical fitness, etc.
Speaker: Mary Greco, MSN, FNP-BC, CBCN, CN-BP: Mary is a certified nurse practitioner with 30 years’ experience in the area of Breast Disease. She is an Oncology Breast Care Nurse and a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Oncology Nurses Society, and the National Accrediting Program for Breast Centers. Mary has worked in clinical practices and as a clinical research assistant in the fields of breast cancer and cell mediated immunity. She has been a nurse trainer for the NYS Dept. of Health Cancer Screening Program, has volunteered for the American Cancer Society for the promotion of breast health education, and belongs to multiple nurse and breast specialty organizations. At Northern Westchester Hospital, Mary serves as clinical coordinator for the Breast Institute.
Audio and slides from Support Connection’s Webinar “The Road Forward: Navigating Life After Cancer Treatments” – Recorded on Feb. 7, 2017