Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation

Breast Cancer Quality of Life Surveillance Program

Surviving breast cancer is an accomplishment, but thriving after breast cancer is the goal. At Elmhurst Hospital we are focused on the goal. We provide a foundation and focus on wellness, promoting quality of life from the initiation of breast cancer treatment all the way through survivorship.

The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation received a private grant to fund the establishment of a surveillance program for early identification and treatment of physical impairments and functional limitations that commonly occur following breast cancer treatment. This program, first of its kind locally, broadens the spectrum of the traditional model of treatment to encompass wellness during survivorship.

The initial findings have yielded great success in helping patients regain their quality of life. The program is for all individuals undergoing breast cancer surgery at Elmhurst Hospital and includes evaluation, education, and the initiation of rehabilitation and therapy as soon as impairments are identified to prevent the development of functional limitations.

This program integrates rehabilitation services with the Nancy W. Knowles Center for Cancer Care in order to focus on the patient’s needs holistically as opposed to their cancer.  The team approach to healthcare encompasses the overall wellness of the patient on the journey to survivorship through identification of impairments such as weakness, loss of range of motion and lymphedema prior to development of functional limitations.

Elmhurst Hospital is committed to enhancing the health of the community through patient centered care. Please join us in helping more survivors reach the goal of thriving by donating below.

 

 
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