At the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health, we understand how cancer affects the whole person and every aspect of their life. That’s why, as part of our world-class cancer care, we help you focus on wellness along your cancer journey as well.
In addition to comprehensive prevention tools, diagnostics, cutting-edge therapies and surgical treatments, we also have a comprehensive, evidence-based wellness program to help support you every step of the way. Whether you are wanting to reduce your risk of cancer, have been diagnosed, are in treatment or survivorship, we can provide the expert care you need.
Our comprehensive wellness program includes:
- Educational tools
- Onsite education classes
- Community activities
- Online resources that are available for you whenever you need them
When we care for our bodies, minds and spirits together, we can find harmony. Wellness in its optimal form is allencompassing and aligns health across these dimensions:
Each dimension contributes to well-being and quality of life.
Cancer Survivorship Tips
In honor of National Cancer Survivors Month, here are three tips for survivorship care for those who may be nearing the end of their treatments and are in remission.
- Keep active. Movement will help you with many of the emotional side effects as well as help you rebuild you strength & energy. Focus on muscle building activities with small weights or resistance bands.
- Increase your hydration. Stick to non caloric beverages. Use iced tea or add lemon or fruit to water to enhance the flavor. Try to drink half of your weight in ounces every day.
- Do a simple activity every day that you enjoy and that makes you feel better emotionally and physically such as talking a walk in nature, calling a friend or trying a new board game or puzzle. These will help you to feel better and are great for socialization.