Our team is committed to helping you live well long after your vaginal cancer treatment. We are here to support you physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The Miami Cancer Institute Survivorship Program will help you heal and recover from your treatment, as well as show you how to thrive as a cancer survivor. The program provides support groups for you and your loved ones, educational programs and follow-up care resources.
Once you have completed treatment for your vaginal cancer, you will return for regular follow-up visits to check on your recovery and to make sure your cancer has not returned. These check-ups may include physical exams and discussions about any short- or long-term side effects of treatment. Your care team may also talk with you about screening for other cancers. Eventually, this care may transition to your gynecologist.
Many gynecologic cancer patients have questions about sexual health and function after treatment. Our team of rehabilitation specialists and psychosocial therapists will be by your side to work with you through any concerns you have during and after treatment.
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With an emphasis on healing, recovery, wellness and disease prevention, Miami Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program team is right there with you as you move into the next phase of your life.
Ringing of the bell
A bright silver bell hangs in the lobby of Miami Cancer Institute. The ringing of the bell signals the end of active treatment. This tradition was started by rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Irve Le Moyne, who was undergoing radiation for head and neck cancer. He planned to follow a Navy tradition of ringing a bell to signify “when the job was done.” Now nearly all facilities have a similar bell that patients can ring to mark the end of treatment.