Our team is committed to helping to you live well long after your cervical cancer treatment. We are here to support the whole patient – physically, emotionally and spiritually – throughout the cancer journey.
The Miami Cancer Institute Survivorship Program will help you through recovery from treatment, as well as show you how to thrive as a cancer survivor. The program provides support groups for you and your loved ones, educational programs and follow-up care resources.
Once you have completed treatment for your cervical cancer, you will return for regular follow-up visits to check on your recovery and to make sure your cancer has not returned. Eventually, this care may transition to your gynecologist.
Many cervical cancer patients have questions about sexual health and function after treatment. Our team of rehabilitation specialists and psychosocial therapists will be there to work with you through any concerns you have during and after treatment.
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With an emphasis on healing, recovery, wellness and disease prevention, Miami Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program team is right there with you as you move into the next phase of your life.
As for the cause of the cancer, which is HPV, I was never vaccinated when I was 15- or 16-years-old. As for my Pap (test), I had never done a Pap.
Ringing of the bell
A bright silver bell hangs in the lobby of Miami Cancer Institute. The ringing of the bell signals the end of active treatment. This tradition was started by rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Irve Le Moyne, who was undergoing radiation for head and neck cancer. He planned to follow a Navy tradition of ringing a bell to signify “when the job was done.” Now nearly all facilities have a similar bell that patients can ring to mark the end of treatment.