Survivorship and Supportive Care

 
Survivorship
 
The Mississauga Halton Central West (MHCW) Regional Cancer Program defines survivorship as when cancer treatment is done and there are no more signs of cancer. Survivorship is a time of change and can bring many emotions. You may believe that you should feel better immediately after your treatment is done, but it takes time to feel better and have energy. Be kind to yourself and those around you as you get used to what it means to be a survivor.
 
Supportive Care 
 Nurse shaking hands with patient.
The Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre has many educational and support sessions for you and your family. For more information, visit the Patient Resource Centre page on Trillium Health Partners website.
 
A cancer diagnosis can be difficult and it is normal to have many different emotions during this time. Examples of emotions that are common are: stress, anxiety, sadness, anger or a sense of a loss of control. It is important to talk to a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker at your cancer centre or oncology clinic that can help you understand your feelings and thoughts. 
 
Talk to your health care team about any of your questions. They can help you find the information you need.