Initiatives

THE NEED

Post-Treatment Care After treatment, many survivors are left with health issues that require lifelong attention. Besides the fear of recurrence, they may experience some or all of these common effects from treatment: lymphedema, weight gain, sleeplessness, fatigue, cardiac problems, short-term memory loss, hot flashes, skin dryness, neuropathy, joint pain, depression, loss of sexual desire, and more. In 2000, Back in the Swing was launched to shine a light on the urgency of resolving these complex health issues and supporting cutting-edge, post-treatment care from the breast cancer survivor’s point of view.

THE SOLUTION

A growing number of Breast Cancer Survivorship Centers are leading the way in making personalized cancer survivorship care the expectation, not the exception, for every breast cancer survivor. Back in the Swing promotes the Breast Cancer Survivorship centers across the country who are offering personalized, multi-disciplinary, medical, post-treatment survivorship care.

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OUR INITIATIVES:

Locally and Nationally

  • Collaborative Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinical Care Research conducted in partnership with oncologists and researchers nationwide.
  • Local Survivorship Education through an Oncology Nurse Training Curriculum empowering the oncology nurses in communities across America to use the most advanced, evidence based tools to help breast cancer survivors access post-treatment care.
  • Local Media Campaigns, Transitional Materials, and Events for the Consumer to build awareness and to educate everyone in our community – survivors and those who love them – in this new brand of survivorship healthcare, to fulfill their goals of joyful,healthy living and encourage them to be their own best healthcare advocate every day.