Survivorship Clinic

Established in 2006, the Survivorship Clinic is the only dedicated, multidisciplinary resource for adult cancer survivors in the state of Connecticut. The growing number of cancer survivors requires specialists with expertise in addressing unique concerns of cancer survivors. Our specialists provide the most up-to-date information to address medical, nutritional, physical, and emotional concerns that many survivors experience after treatment is completed. We would be happy to meet you whether you have recently completed treatment, are decades from diagnosis, or are living with cancer as a chronic condition.

Specialized Team Care

The Yale Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic is comprised of a team of Yale Cancer Center’s 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, please call (203) 785-CARE

Tara Sanft, MD, Director of the Yale Cancer Center 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 for location information.