Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Survivorship

A cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. Advances in research have led to a better understanding of risk factors, more precise screening techniques, and more sophisticated treatments. Armed with effective therapies and strong support networks, people diagnosed with cancer are living longer, healthier lives than in years past.

Supporting Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors have special medical and psychosocial needs. Whether it’s dealing with new physical limitations or handling unexpected medical bills, they might need help adjusting to life after treatment. Often, they have concerns about getting cancer again. 

Moncrief Cancer Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center, a nonprofit, community-based cancer prevention and support center, provides tailored programs that help cancer survivors thrive – mentally, physically, and emotionally. Most programs are free, regardless of when patients were diagnosed 

Programs include:

  • Private sessions with a fitness trainer who can help patients exercise safely and effectively
  • One-on-one consultations with a nutritionist who works with patients to create an eating plan for optimal health
  • Guidance from a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping patients with medical conditions
  • Confidential support groups where patients can share their experiences with others who understand 

We offer these programs at our Fort Worth facility and our Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic. 

Moncrief Cancer Institute is an affiliate of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, a leader in cancer research and patient care and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas.

In Dallas, Simmons Cancer Center offers a specially trained support services team to meet patients’ individual needs. From oncology social work to integrative therapies, we’re prepared to support patients and their families every step of the way.

Learn more about the support services offered by the Simmons Cancer Center.

Survivor Stories

There is life after a cancer diagnosis – and these stories are proof. After being treated at UT Southwestern, cancer survivors share their experiences and what they’ve learned. Prepare to be inspired by these people who are living life to the fullest after cancer treatment.

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10 years of surviving colon cancer: Charles’ story

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Game-changing lung cancer treatment may be at hand

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Breast cancer at age 90: Making the choice to fight

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When toothache turns out to be a tumor

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Kim’s story: Surviving multiple myeloma