Prevention and Support Services
Congratulations, you’re a cancer survivor! Now what? The Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center is taking comprehensive care one step further by offering a program designed to identify and meet the needs of the cancer survivor. Cancer survivors may experience some lasting side effects from treatment. The Survivorship Care program’s purpose is to concentrate efforts on the unmet needs of patients immediately following active primary treatment and to provide a smooth transition into the experience of cancer survivorship. The program will open to breast cancer survivors with the next step being to include prostate cancer patients, as these types of cancer affect our largest population of patients. To learn more, click here.
Current research suggests that only 5-10 percent of cancers are inherited; however, if you have a strong family history of breast, ovarian or colorectal cancer, it may be appropriate for you to consider genetic screening. Modern technology has enabled us to identify relationships between specific genetic mutations and some cancers. For example, the lifetime risk estimate for developing breast cancer in the general population is 12 percent, whereas the risk for those with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations is 50 to 85 percent. As we continue to learn more about genetic mutations and identify additional mutations, the role of genetic testing will continue to grow. At the Hollis Cancer Center, we believe that informed patients are better empowered to make decisions in their own best interest. For this reason, we offer a genetic screening program.
The Boutique at the Hollis Cancer Center
Located in the mall area of Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center, The Boutique provides a selection of items that will help keep patients feeling and looking their best.
The Boutique is proud to feature a complete line of post mastectomy, lumpectomy and reconstructive products from A Place for Her. Breast forms, brassieres, post-surgical camisoles, wigs and swimwear from well-known manufacturers are available in assorted fashionable styles.
The shop also carries scarves, turbans, skin protection products, gift items and accessories.