The Dubin Breast Center Survivorship Program
At the Dubin Breast Center, we are committed to helping cancer survivors lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Our survivorship program is designed to help you find expertise, education, and support to help manage issues related to surviving cancer. The program focuses on empowering patients to take an active and positive role in their care.
Who is Eligible?
The Dubin Breast Center uses The National Cancer Institute’s definition of cancer survivor which states that an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also impacted by the survivorship experience and are therefore included in this definition. Your oncology provider will refer you to the survivorship program when he/she feels that it is best for you. Typically, patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), Stage 1 breast cancer or Stage 2 breast cancer will transition their care about two years after treatment. Patients with Stage 3 breast cancer will transition at approximately 5 years post-treatment.
Dubin Breast Center’s Survivorship Program is here to help you develop a plan for your ongoing health care. Our multidisciplinary team all working together to improve long term breast cancer survivorship is made up of oncology trained nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, nutritionists, and massage therapists.
You may find that physical, psychosocial, or financial concerns continue because of cancer treatments. To address these needs, our program offers:
- An individualized treatment summary and plan of care, including:
- Overview of diagnosis and treatment
- Management of side effects, such as pain and fatigue
- Recommendations for screening tests for other cancers
- Breast cancer prevention guidelines
- Counseling on living a healthy lifestyle
- You will have access to:
- Nutrition services
- PsychOncology clinic
- Social work services
- Patient education resources
- Complementary therapies
During your Visit
You will meet with a nurse practitioner who is educated and trained in the care of breast cancer patients. Each patient will receive a comprehensive breast exam followed by open discussion about topics of concern related to their individual breast cancer histories including:
- Signs and symptoms of breast cancer recurrence
- Side effect management
- Breast cancer prevention
- Sexual health concerns
- Health promotion recommendations related to nutrition, exercise, and smoking cessation
- Financial, legal, or work related issues.
- Treatment summary and follow-up care plan
A treatment summary and survivorship care plan is sent following the visit to the patient, his/her primary care physician and the referring oncologist(s). The patient will return to the care of her oncology physician should she have symptoms of recurrence or if there is a change in her cancer treatment plan.
Please call 212-241-3300 option #4 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Dubin Breast Center
The Mount Sinai Hospital
1176 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029
For Appointments and Information
Tel: 855-TO-DUBIN (863-8246) or
Tel: 212-241-3300 option 1
Tel: 212-241-3300 option 2
Breast Reconstruction (plastic surgery)
Tel: 212-241-3300 option 3
Breast Health Resource Program (psychosocial support)