Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivorship Clinic
Our program is devoted to improving the health and well-being of all individuals who have been treated for cancer. This clinic is for anyone who has ever been treated for cancer, regardless of age. We offer two separate programs:
- An Adolescence and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivorship Clinic for individuals over 18 years of age at the Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
- A Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Clinic for individuals 18 years of age and younger at the Maine Children’s Cancer Program
As a cancer survivor you may have unique health care needs and it’s important to identify and understand those needs early. We recognize that everyone's experience with cancer is unique. Some individuals will have few, if any late effects while others may have late effects for which they will need long term management. Our goal is to help you find your “new normal” and to live your life to its fullest.
Your care team can help you understand and cope with issues like:
- Managing some of the side effects of cancer treatment including physical and body image issues
- Regaining your physical strength and how to live as actively as possible
- Reduce the risk of additional cancers and chronic diseases though improvements in diet and lifestyle.
- Dealing with concerns regarding return to work
At the end of your survivorship visit you will receive a treatment summary that includes documentation of your cancer diagnosis, your treatment, late effects (if any), and recommendations for future health screening. For more information, please call 207-396-7788. For Pediatric Survivorship clinic under age 18, please call 207-396-7565.