Cancer Survivorship Program
What is Cancer Survivorship?
“Cancer survivor refers to a person who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis throughout his or her life. The impact of cancer on family members, friends and caregivers of survivors is also acknowledged as part of survivorship.”
(Centres for Disease Control and Prevention)
Cancer can be a daunting experience that has long lasting impacts well beyond treatment.
GSHS’s Cancer Survivorship Program recognises the importance of creating a supportive network for you to thrive post treatment.
We will focus on providing information on how to reduce the short and long term side effects of your treatment, and will spend time understanding the broader physical, emotional, social and practical impacts that you may require support with.
We will ensure that all health professionals involved in the delivery of your care are kept informed and will try to provide you with supports as close to home as possible.
How does the program work?
Who is eligible for the program?
Any community member of the South Gippsland Shire who has completed cancer treatment is eligible
What are the benefits?
The focus of GSHS Survivorship Program is to help you thrive post treatment. With the right referrals and information you will be able to:
monitor possible long-term side effects
receive timely access to support
adjust well to life after treatment
Where is the service provided?
Depending on your needs the service can be provided to you:
in-clinic (Korumburra, Leongatha, Foster or Tarwin Lower)
at home; or
Are there any costs?
GSHS Cancer Survivorship Program is provided free of charge. Referrals made to other service providers may incur a cost.
How can I access the Program?
Access to the Program is via a referral. This can be from yourself, a family member or
Your GP, Specialist or Oncologist
Allied Health professional
Other Survivorship programs