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Thousands of cancer survivors are living proof that cancer can be treated successfully and people can go on to live fulfilling, happy and healthy lives. Below you will find links that provide helpful information about cancer survivorship and information about support groups at Missouri Baptist Cancer Center.
Cancer rehabilitation is very similar to other forms of rehabilitation after a serious illness or injury. As with the rehab of any other illness or injury, the goal of cancer rehab is to improve independence, decrease pain, and promote overall function regardless of the level of disability.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s STAR Program® (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) provides you with coordinated cancer rehab supported by a team of specially trained and certified clinicians and providers. The STAR Program® is a nationally recognized cancer survivorship certification that is focused on improving the lives of survivors who suffer from the side-effects caused by cancer treatments.
Information about other support programs in the community is available through the Cancer Support Center, 314-996-5800.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to helping persons who face cancer through support for research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education. Contact us anytime day or night 1-800-227-234.
Journey Forward is a relatively new program designed for oncology professionals and their patients who are beginning or completing active treatment for cancer. Journey Forward promotes the use of Survivorship Care Plans through education efforts and by providing free tools that help oncology professionals quickly create custom Care Plans in accordance with ASCO® guidelines.
Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Provides information and tools for managing all aspects of survivorship including diet, nutrition, fitness, wellness and lifestyle.
Livestrong Care Plan
Provides a customized survivorship care plan for you based on your answers to a brief survey.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
NCCS’s mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
A cancer diagnosis brings with it not only the challenges of treatment, but also practical and emotional issues. NCCN resources aim to assist patients and their caregivers with overcoming the challenges related to cancer.
Telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance.
The Health Insurance Marketplace
BJC Marketplace counselor can help you determine your options in the marketplace. Call 314-747-4994 or toll-free 855-747-4994 for assistance.
Cancer and Careers
Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer. Cancerandcareers.org informs more than 250,000 visitors per year, providing essential tools and information for employees with cancer.
American Cancer Society: The Survivorship Center
Information and resources for cancer survivors, health care professionals, and the policy and advocacy community.
Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s STAR Program® (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation)
Our STAR Program certified clinicians specialize in identifying common cancer-related rehab issues. Our physical occupational and speech therapists can help you with a variety of treatment related conditions and symptoms.
BJC Patient Portal where you can find helpful information about testing, health topics, news and more; obtain secure 24/7 access to your test results; and correspond by secure e-mail with your health care provider.