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VITA: Restoring Life After Cancer

You've made it through your treatments.

You've survived cancer.

What now?

The VITA Program at UCLA is one of the first clinical programs in the nation designed to meet the special health needs of cancer survivors.

Today, there are more than 10 million cancer survivors in the United States. With advances in screening and treatment, they are living longer than ever before. But many cancer survivors find that, even after completing their treatments and being deemed disease-free, they still experience lingering effects of treatment or face new problems in adjusting to life after cancer.

Fatigue. Memory loss. Anxiety. Depression. Sexual dysfunction. Pain. These are just a few of the issues that cancer survivors commonly confront after treatment. And more often than not, these issues are overlooked in traditional, routine cancer follow-up care.

The VITA Program addresses these issues directly to enhance your follow-up care by offering:

  • Clinical consultations with our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and other specialists

  • Personalized evaluations and strategies designed to address your physical, psychosocial and emotional needs, along with any long-term and late effects of cancer treatment you may be having

  • Coordination of your care with your primary care doctor to maximize your overall health and well-being 

Learn more about how VITA addresses the needs of cancer survivors.

Last updated: 12/19/2014 3:53:35 PM