Survivorship Clinic

Survivorship rack card

Established in 2006, The 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 health research related to cancer survivorship.

Specialized Team Care

The Smilow Cancer Hospital Survivorship Clinic is comprised of a team of leading clinicians. The team educates survivors on the prevention, detection, and treatment of complications resulting from cancer treatment. At the Survivorship Clinic, patients are counseled by a medical oncologist, a nurse practitioner, a registered dietitian, a physical therapist, and a clinical social worker. A survivorship coordinator supports cancer survivors 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. On the day of the clinic, patients discuss their concerns with the providers through patient-centered conversations. This information helps the team design an individualized treatment summary and survivorship care plan for each patient with customized recommendations in the following areas: 

  • Individualized surveillance and screening guidelines and medical provider identification
  • Wellness education tailored to cancer type and treatment history
  • Psychosocial support for survivors and their families
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Exercise and fitness recommendations

At the conclusion of the visit, patients leave the 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.

Support Services

Patients at the Survivorship Clinic also have the opportunity to receive referral-based services for cancer survivors. These services include:


Contact Us

For more information on the clinic services offered by the Survivorship Clinic, please call

Survivorship Clinic - Sanft OncLiveTV interview

Tara Sanft, MD, Director of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Survivorship Clinic, discusses the survivorship program.

Locations

Smilow Cancer Hospital Main Campus 

(Every 1st Wednesday of the month)

35 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06519

Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center
at Orange
(Every 2nd and 5th Wednesday of the month)

Spring Brook Common 

240 Indian River Road, Building A

Orange, CT 06477

Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center
at North Haven
(Every 3rd Wednesday of the month)

6 Devine Street

North Haven, CT 06473

Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center
at Guilford
(Every 4th Wednesday of the month)

111 Goose Lane, Smilow Radiation Oncology Suite

Guilford, CT 06437


Please call (203) 785-CARE to schedule an appointment.