Our team is committed to helping to you live well long after your sarcoma treatment. We are here to support the whole patient – physically, emotionally and spiritually – throughout the cancer journey.
If you have been treated for soft tissue sarcoma, it is important that you return for regular follow-up care with our team. This type of sarcoma tends to return within the first three years of treatment, and we want to be able to detect the cancer and treat it as soon as possible. It is uncommon for soft tissue sarcoma to return after five years, but we will work with you on how long you should have post-treatment check-ups.
Miami Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program will help you heal and recover from your 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.
Sarcoma treatment may pose unique challenges with mobility after treatment. Our team of specialists in exercise counseling, pain management and rehabilitation will work with you to make sure you are living a full and active life after treatment.
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Limb salvage surgery and the new advances in the field are allowing our patients to have the tumor removed while maintaining a functional limb and a good quality of life; the future is definitely looking brighter for them.
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.