Our team is committed to helping to you live well long after your GTD treatment. We are here to support the whole patient – physically, emotionally and spiritually – throughout the treatment process.
The Miami Cancer Institute Survivorship Program will help you recover from your treatment. The program provides support groups for you and your loved ones, educational programs and follow-up care resources.
Once you have completed treatment for GTD, you will return for regular follow-up visits to check levels of HCG hormone in your blood and make sure your disease has not returned.
Most women who have GTD can have a normal pregnancy after treatment. However, it’s important to let your body fully recover from treatment before trying to conceive. Make sure to talk to you doctor about when it is safe for you to have a child.
GTD patients may also 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.
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.