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Survivorship begins on the day a person is diagnosed with cancer and does not end when active treatment is done. It is a lifetime process that evolves and changes over time.

Survivorship Team at Chester County Hospital

Sandy Camarota, CRNP, AOCNP
Oncology Nurse Practitioner/Survivorship Program Coordinator

sandy.camarota@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
610-732-6789

Stephanie Challis, BSN, RN
Survivorship Navigator
stephanie.challis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

610-738-2314

Brittany Fols, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Outpatient Social Worker
brittany.fols@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

610-738-2867

Laura Ford, RD, LDN
Oncology Dietitian
laura.ford@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
(610) 738-2307

 


Programs at Chester County Hospital

Lunch & Learn Series

Bring your lunch and enjoy presentations from professionals on varying topics of interest to cancer survivors, including: Nutrition, Mindfulness & Mental Strategies, Yoga, Beauty, Art, Joy & Gratitude, Exercise. Learn More! >> 

Peer to Peer Mentoring

This program pairs current patients with mentors, those who have been through similar circumstances and completed treatment, to offer support. (Currently available for breast and gynecological cancers.)

Survivorship NEXT STEPS Series

A 1-1/2 hour, six-week workshop designed to help Cancer Survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Expert panelists include clinicians, nutritionists, and fitness experts.

 

Please contact Stephanie Challis for further information on any of these programs.



Community Resources

  • acac p.r.e.p. – Physician Referred Exercise Program: 60 days for $60, program directed to cancer survivors. Referral form provider is required.
  • Cancer Care Connection -  Professional Cancer Coaching Over the Phone:   A free resource to address psychosocial needs of people affected by cancer. 
  • Cancer Support CommunityDedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Free support services for patients and families.  One in Philadelphia area, one in Wilmington, DE. *Currently held virtually.
  • Livestrong - Reclaiming Health During and After Cancer: A FREE 12 week program offered at local YMCA’s several times each year.
  • SHiNE  - A Foundation at Chester County Hospital that provides resources as needed to support patients during treatment.
  • Unite for HerWellness Day Program for breast & ovarian patients.
  • YMCA  - RX For Healthy Living – Functional Fitness and Pre/Post Rehab: A 30 day program offered at all Greater Brandywine branches.  Referral form must be filled out by provider.


Online Resources

  • American Cancer Society: From basic information about cancer and its causes to in-depth information on specific cancer types – including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • American Institute for Cancer Research: A library of resources to help navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.
  • CancerCare: Free online group support led by an oncology social worker. Podcasts: A library of workshops on various survivorship topics
  • Imerman Angels: Free one on one connections for anyone touched by cancer – A Mentor Angel. For survivors and caregivers.
  • Livestrong: Offers personalized support, resources and community programs.
  • Oncolink: Cancer resource site created by Penn Medicine
  • National Cancer Institute: Offers free, credible, and comprehensive science-based information about cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, research across the cancer spectrum, clinical trials, and news and links to other NCI websites.
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network: NCCN aims to provide people with cancer and the general public with state-of-the-art cancer treatment information in easy-to-understand language.
  • National Institute of Health: Provides an overview of complementary health approaches that have been studied for cancer prevention, treatment of the disease, or symptom management, including what the science says about their effectiveness and any concerns that have been raised about their safety.


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