Survivorship focuses on the health and life of a person with cancer from the time of diagnosis throughout the rest of their life. It covers the physical, psychosocial and economic issues of cancer, beyond the diagnosis and treatment phases. These include issues related to the ability to get health care and follow-up treatment, late effects of treatment, second cancers and quality of life. Family members, friends and caregivers are also considered part of the survivorship experience.
CARTI offers programs designed to help our patients and their families, beginning with the first day of survivorship, including:
Healthy Lung Screening – The goal of lung cancer screening is to detect lung cancer at a very early stage when it is more likely to be cured. Screening is appropriate for people who are at the greatest risk for developing lung cancer. Click here to see if you qualify and to learn more about scheduling a screening today.
Massage Therapy – Thanks to a grant from the CARTI Foundation, patients are referred to a local licensed massage therapist who is specially trained in oncology to help relieve the fatigue often associated with cancer treatments. Visit with your resource coordinator or front office representative about how to schedule your massage therapy appointment.
Emotional Counseling – Depression, anxiety and stress can sometimes accompany a cancer diagnosis. Talk to a CARTI social worker to see if you qualify for counseling. Click here for contact information.
Financial Counseling – The cancer journey is not only draining on the body, it can be stressful and confusing financially. CARTI’s financial services department is ready to help you navigate insurance benefits, Medicare application processes and more, as well as provide financial assistance to those who qualify. Call 501.537.8641 for more information.
Registered Dietitian – After treatment, nutrition can play a large role in staying healthy and cancer free. CARTI registered dietitian Patricia Champion, MS, RD, LD, is available to help patients make the best choices for a healthy future. Ask your physician for more details.
You can also search through CARTI’s eLibrary for more information.