Anew® Cancer Survivorship

No matter what type of cancer you face, it affects not just your body, but who you are as a person, and the lives of the people closest to you. We are here to help.

 

Care Beyond Care

The moment you’re diagnosed, you become a cancer survivor and start fighting — and healing — like one. While your oncology team treats your cancer, your Anew team gives you the helping hand, guidance and support you need to heal the whole you. Studies have shown that up to 95% of all cancer patients can benefit from the type of services Anew offers. It’s a revolutionary approach to cancer care.

A Guide, A Friend

Anew starts with a friend in your corner — who we call a navigator. Your navigator will be available from the day you’re diagnosed to provide you with any assistance you may need. They help you “navigate” not just your cancer treatment, but also the supportive services that Anew provides including: rehabilitation therapies, nutrition advice, emotional care, financial counseling, spiritual support and more.

Connect with Anew

The Anew® Cancer Survivorship program is one of the largest and most comprehensive groups in the nation for cancer survivorship services, and the only group in Wisconsin routinely providing pre-treatment rehabilitation. Our team is ready to help you get started with Anew services, answer any questions, explain your options, or just listen. Simply call the HSHS St. Nicholas Cancer Center nurse navigator at (920) 459-4618.
 

The Anew Mission:
revitalize energy, mobility and spirit

The Anew team is here to help you with any type of need that may come up before, during or after your cancer treatment. Services include pretreatment rehabilitation at diagnosis, throughout and after treatment, and a host of healing, helping and renewal resources. Many therapies are billable to insurance, and those that aren’t are offered for a nominal fee or are free of charge. We are here to ease your journey.

Anew Nurse Navigators
A cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient, but also family members and friends. It raises many emotions – fear, uncertainty, anger, and sadness. Patients often feel a sense of numbness and can be confused trying to sort through all of the information.

To help them through their journey, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital’s team includes caring, oncology-trained registered nurses called patient navigators. These navigators help patients with insurance issues, finding and choosing doctors, coordinating doctor visits, communicating with their health care team, assisting caregivers and managing medical paperwork, among other tasks.

Anew Prehab
One of the best ways to limit cancer treatment issues is to get ahead of them. Started upon diagnosis, Anew’s pretreatment rehabilitation helps you be as strong and prepared as possible for treatment. It may include exercises to improve strength and endurance, nutrition counseling or strategies to help you decrease stress.

Anew Physical therapy
Physical therapy is available both during and after treatment. It can undo side effects from treatment and improve your daily life and overall recovery so you’re able to live as fully as possible. Based on individual need, exercise, lymphedema therapy, manual therapy or resistance and strength training, may be incorporated.

Anew Occupational therapy
Occupational therapy helps you establish routines and increase your quality of life in many ways. We will help you overcome challenges with everyday activities like eating, dressing and bathing, lymphedema care and more.

Anew Speech therapy
Some forms of cancer treatment create challenges related to the mouth, including eating, swallowing and speech. Fortunately, most conditions can benefit from expert therapy.

Anew Lymphedema therapy
During cancer treatment, some people experience swelling known as lymphedema. Treatments to improve the area include:
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Compression bandaging
  • Skin care
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Personalized home exercise program
Anew Nutrition
Eating the right kinds of food before, during and after cancer treatment can help you feel better, stay stronger and heal faster. Good nutrition is especially important because both the illness and its treatments can change the way you eat and absorb nutrients. You may also notice an effect on the way your body tolerates certain foods. Learn more by reviewing Frequently Asked Questions about cancer and nutrition.

Anew Emotional support
It is only natural that cancer can leave you feeling distraught, confused and emotionally drained. We’re here for you whether you’re looking for individual, couple, group or family support to improve emotional, behavioral and relationship concerns, such as:
  • Coping with medical conditions
  • Pain management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Stress management
  • Relationship issues
  • Chemical dependency
  • Grief and loss
Anew Spiritual support
Strengthening or renewing faith is pivotal for many patients during this time. Spirituality and religion help many patients and families find deeper meaning and experience a sense of personal growth during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. We are able to connect patients and their families with pillars in nearly all denominations as well as options for nondenominational support.

Anew Oncology Social Workers
A diagnosis of cancer and subsequent cancer treatment can result in a period of adjustment and an increase in stress for patients and their families. Oncology social workers provide counseling and other services which can reduce stress for you and your family. They are available to assist with psychosocial, emotional, financial or other non-medical concerns that may follow a cancer diagnosis. They are trained to recognize the challenges in adjustment that often accompany the diagnosis of cancer and to assist in managing distress. Oncology Social Workers are also experts in linking patients and families to community resources and in providing advocacy to those with cancer. The goal of social work services is to use their expertise to help alleviate barriers to care and provide the support necessary for survivorship.

Supportive community
Meeting with people facing similar challenges can be both highly informative and deeply comforting. Supporting communities present information, provide comfort, teach coping skills and provide a place for people to share common concerns and emotional support.

Community resource connections
Opportunities for support certainly do not end outside our walls. Whether you need a source for in-home medical equipment, information on community programs, caregiver education or anything at all, we will gladly help connect you with the organizations that can best help.
 
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