How We Do It
Patients meet one-on-one with physicians specialized in breast cancer care. Our patients are treated as individuals and our services are customized to meet their needs. We offer group and individual programs that assist patients at the time of diagnosis, during their treatment and throughout their recovery.
Recovery Group Program
A Recovery Group Program consisting of three hour sessions for 12 weeks with a maximum of ten to twelve participants.
Each week, participants are guided by the two facilitators through an exploration of that weeks learning topic. Participants have the opportunity to learn how to self-care, nutrition, exercise, and stress management which can have a positive impact on their recovery process and even reduce their risk of cancer recurrence. This unique change management program will assist participants in implementing these practices more fully into their daily life as they make the transition from illness to health and wellness.
During the 12-week program, women are equipped with the information, tools, strategies, and support they require to reconcile their cancer experience and to successfully manage other life challenges as they arise. They are empowered to actively participate in their own health and well-being, and they experience enhanced physical, emotional, mental, relational, and spiritual wellness as a result. There is an improvement in overall health outcomes for the women who participate in the program.
Healthy Living after Breast Cancer Program
The Healthy Living After/With Breast Cancer Program provides a structured and individualized wellness program for breast cancer patients who have completed active treatment. Patients complete a wellness self-assessment questionnaire to gather data in their lifestyle/wellness practices as well as five dimensions of their health: physical; emotional; mental; relational and spiritual. Patients then meet one-on-one with a nurse who has specialized knowledge in the field of breast cancer support and care to review their results. Together, they develop a comprehensive wellness plan that addresses nutrition, exercise and monitoring risk reduction strategies.
Special Projects and Research
Special projects and research will be undertaken based on the strategic priorities of the BCSC, community need, feedback from patients, and the availability of funding.