Survivorship Exercise Fitness Program
Our Survivorship Program also includes a 10-week survivorship gym fitness training program for eligible patients supervised by oncology-certified exercise physiologists. This program can help you safely transition to a healthy and active lifestyle beyond cancer.
Which cancer-related side effects can the Survivorship Program help manage?
Our survivorship experts understand that side effects can last beyond cancer treatment, which is why we will work with you to find ways to reduce these symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Our Survivorship Program can help you with:
- Body image
- Sexual dysfunction
- Bowel and bladder dysfunction
- “Chemo brain” that results in poor concentration, memory loss or other cognitive difficulties
- Depression, anxiety and fear of cancer recurrence
- Swelling in the arms and legs (lymphedema)
- Numbness, weakness or pain in the arms and legs (peripheral neuropathy)
- Sleep problems
- Shortness of breath
- Speech, swallowing and eating problems
"We have a full spectrum of comprehensive clinical services for survivors with an emphasis on healing, recovery, wellness and disease prevention."
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.
Brain Fitness Lab
The goal of the Brain Fitness Lab at Miami Cancer Institute is to restore and prevent chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment in cancer patients. Cognitive remediation training has a demonstrated benefit in restoring cognitive function in cancer survivors. The Cancer Patient Support Center developed the Brain Fitness Lab to provide customized cognitive remediation training with computerized brain-training protocols and neuropsychological interventions to restore and enhance cancer survivors’ cognitive and functional outcomes.
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