Living WellBeyond Cancer

The ongoing journey beyond treatment

The Living Well Beyond Cancer survivorship program is specifically designed for those who have been diagnosed with breast or other cancers and have finished radiation, chemotherapy or other treatments. Completion of treatment is not the end of the cancer experience, but the beginning of a new journey.


The Living Well Beyond Cancer program provides education, guidance and empowers survivors to help make decisions that could maximize their health, longevity and quality of life.

Each participant in the program is provided with a plan that includes their primary care physician and incorporates specialty services, such as Living Well (weight loss program), Movin' and Groovin' (conditioning program for bone loss), cancer support groups, smoking cessation and a sexual medicine clinic. Because cancer treatment may cause long-term effects, such as changes in relationships, weight gain, feelings of anxiety, fear of recurrence, bone loss and more – we are here to provide helpful tools and resources that can make a difference.

Our Program

Our 12-month program is divided into two phases:

  • The first phase consists of three months of weekly meetings, which include a one-on-one review of food and activity journals, held at the Wisconsin Athletic Club in West Allis. The main focus is on helping participants make lifestyle and behavior changes necessary to achieve and maintain their optimal health and reduce their risk factors for cancer recurrence. Membership to the Wisconsin Athletic Club is included.
  • The second phase is a nine-month maintenance program with monthly classes that address specific interests of cancer survivors.

A nurse practitioner, the primary contact for Living Well Beyond Cancer, develops a customized survivorship care plan for each patient. This long-term plan includes a portable detail of a survivor's oncology diagnostic and treatment summary, and cites guidelines for continued monitoring, including preventive practice recommendations.

The plan maps out available resources and services such as weight loss/maintenance, sexual health, financial counseling, and family therapy. The Oncology Team at the Pavilion develops and provides a series of educational programs around survivorship issues to cancer survivors in the community and treated within Aurora Health Care. If available and appropriate, patients may also be offered the opportunity to participate in survivorship clinical trials. Quality metrics will be collected, monitored and reported.

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