The Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Clinic is the first dedicated, multidisciplinary resource for cancer survivors in the State of Connecticut to provide patients and their families with vital information on cancer prevention, wellness, supportive services, and the latest research related to cancer survivorship.
Specialized, Team Care
The Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Clinic is comprised of a team of Yale Cancer Center's leading oncologists, clinicians, and scientists. The primary focus is on the prevention, detection, and treatment of complications resulting from cancer treatment. Additionally, the clinic staff provide guidance and direction to empower survivors to take steps to maximize their health, quality of life, and longevity.
At the Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Clinic, patients are monitored by an oncologist, a nutritionist, a genetic counselor, and exercise therapist, a social worker, and a neuropsychologist. Cancer survivors are supported by a survivorship program coordinator and nurse coordinator throughout their visit and follow-up consultations.
Customized Treatment Plans
Prior to the clinic visit, the team reviews the patient’s past cancer diagnosis and treatment history, including cumulative doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This information helps to design an individualized screening and treatment plan for each cancer survivor. On the day of the clinic visit, survivors undergo a focused evaluation, including a physical exam, laboratory tests, and diagnostic imaging to screen for complications resulting from past treatment exposures.
At the conclusion of the visit, patients leave the Connecticut Challenge Survivorship clinic with a written plan tailored to their specific needs and concerns. A copy of this plan is also sent to their referring physician or primary caregiver. Patients are encouraged to schedule a follow-up appointment.
- Personalized wellness education
- Psychosocial support for survivors and their families
- Nutritional counseling
- Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation
- Genetic counseling
- Complementary therapies, including reiki, massage, and guided imagery
- Exercise and fitness recommendations
For more information on the clinic services, please call (203) 785-CARE.
Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Clinic at Yale Cancer Center
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510