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Survivorship Clinical Care

At MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, we recognize that a diagnosis of cancer impacts every aspect of life. The transition from getting you healthy through active cancer treatment to keeping you healthy through post-treatment care is critical to your long-term health.

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Responding to the need

In 2021, there were 18 million cancer survivors in the United States. This number is expected to grow to 26 million by 2040. Two out of three cancer survivors are now alive more than 5 years after their diagnosis, and two out of three cancer survivors are now above the age of 65. It is increasingly recognized that this growing population has unique and complex health care needs.


Clinical and Supportive Care Resources for Survivors

While improvement in the rates of overall cancer survival is very encouraging, survivors may face physical, emotional, social, spiritual or financial challenges because of their diagnosis and treatment. Understanding the unique needs of cancer survivors and their caregivers, Hollings provides patient-centered clinical care and comprehensive support services informed by cutting-edge research through its Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research (SCOR) Initiative.

Following state-of-the-art cancer treatments, we assist patients and their caregivers in dealing with the physical, financial and psychosocial aspects of cancer survivorship. As research progresses and suggests better ways of doing things, we adjust our treatments and services to make sure our survivors are continually getting the best care possible.

Educational Resources

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Our Hollings Cross Talk video series and Cancer Chat podcast offer inspiration and insight about patients and programs at Hollings. In this Cancer Chat episode, Janis Newton, director of the MUSC Wellness Center, discusses the Survivors' Fit Club with participant and breast cancer survivor Leslie DeMark.

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Caring for yourself

A cancer diagnosis can leave you feeling scared and uncertain. To help you navigate the ups and downs of treatment, it's important to practice good self-care, like setting aside time to breathe and relax and including exercise in your daily routine.

No one beats cancer on their own, so remember it is always OK to ask for help. Hollings offers a number of resources to help patients and caregivers navigate all the aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

More about SCOR

Give to SCOR

Your support helps us develop innovative strategies to improve quality of life for cancer survivors and their caregivers.


Get in touch

For more information about SCOR,
please contact:
Willie Schaub
Administrative Coordinator
Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research

For direct inquiries about research or scientific opportunities, please contact:
Evan Graboyes, M.D., MPH, FACS
Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research