UCLA’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology is proud to offer a comprehensive and growing survivorship program for our patients.
Upon completion of treatment, patients are encouraged to schedule a survivorship visit with one of our physician assistants. These visits are dedicated to reviewing a patient’s diagnosis and cancer history as well as addressing any physical and emotional side effects from treatment. Survivorship visits also provide an opportunity for patients to review their surveillance plan, signs and symptoms of cancer recurrence and recommendations for routine healthcare maintenance. At these appointments, patients are encouraged to reflect on their cancer journey as well as move forward with the resources to return to wellness.
We are also excited to announce the launch of our yoga and meditation program for gynecologic cancer survivors. Our eight-week virtual program includes two free yoga classes per week taught by one of our physician assistants, Rachel Frankenthal, who is also a certified yoga instructor. Classes are designed specifically for gynecologic cancer survivors with the goals of improving treatment side effects, teaching mindfulness and meditation techniques as well as building community amongst women.
We understand that being diagnosed with cancer can be incredibly challenging and overwhelming. We strive to provide our patients with the resources and tools needed to promote healing and wellbeing long after their diagnosis and treatment. We look forward to continuing to build our survivorship program to bring more support to patients and their families.
We also have available our survivorship pamphlets as a resource for you and your family:
The UCLA Simms Mann Center for Integrative Oncology is our cancer support center. Our Simms Mann Center provides free mental health resources for cancer survivors. If you are having trouble finding help, please let your cancer team know so we can assist you in finding you the care you need. For more information about the UCLA Simms Mann Center for Integrative Oncology, visit the website.
For more information about the UCLA Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program, please email: [email protected]