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Stay active and healthy during and after cancer treatment.

Life After Cancer

Accompanying you through the treatment of cancer is only part of the journey we’ll take together. Cancer survivorship can be a complex time of transition, change and adjustment, and you might be wondering what comes next. As you adapt to the life and routines you had prior to your diagnosis, we are here to care for you, providing physical and emotional support every step of the way. In addition to scheduled follow-up appointments, we can assist with:

  • Managing symptoms and body changes
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Connectedness
  • Caregiver support
  • Screening for and treating potential reoccurrence of the disease
  • Managing long-term complications of cancer treatment
  • Integrative medicine
  • Onsite palliative care
  • Dedicated cancer navigators
  • Participation in clinical trials

Cancer Survivorship Programs

Survivorship Program

Our survivorship program team helps to determine the services and programs offered through ThedaCare and throughout the community that will help to address the unique needs of each cancer survivor. The survivorship care plan is communicated to the survivor and their family members after treatment is completed and provides a detailed record of cancer treatment history to help them coordinate future care. The plan is frequently revisited and adjusted as necessary to address changing needs of the survivor, and typically includes:

  • Type, location, stage and treatments of your cancer
  • Side effects or symptoms to watch for
  • Contact information for your care team
  • Resources for making healthy lifestyle changes
  • Sources of support

LiveSTRONG Program

As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body. In partnership with the Fox Cities YMCA, the free 12-week LiveSTRONG program helps cancer survivors continue to heal and reclaim their health by way of building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem. Instructors guide participants through physical activity sessions to help them achieve personal wellness goals. 

Cancer Care Support Groups


The Hope Support Group provides education, empowerment and inspiration for patients and families living through and beyond cancer.

When: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 
Where: ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center, 2nd Floor & Virtually via Zoom*
Contact: Lisa Wright, RN OCN at 920.364.3731

*Reach out to get on an email list for Zoom invites/updates prior to attending the first meeting

You are Not Alone

A support group designed for newly diagnosed patients, survivors, and family members of those battling breast cancer.

When: 3rd Monday of the month, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Where: Virtually via Zoom*
Contact: Morgan Gonnering, SW at 920.364.3600

*Reach out to get on an email list for Zoom invites/updates prior to attending the first meeting

Gynecology Oncology Cancer Support Group

A support group for women in any stage of their GYN ONC cancer.

When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.
Where: ThedaCare Regional Cancer Care – Appleton
& Virtually via Zoom*
Contact: Brittany Quintel, SW at 920.364.3775

*Reach out to get on an email list for Zoom invites/updates prior to attending the first meeting

SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer)

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc. (SPOHNC), is a patient-directed self-help organization dedicated to meeting the emotional, physical and humanistic needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients and their caregivers. SPOHNC offers information, support and encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum.

When: 4th Tuesday of the month, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.
Where: ThedaCare Regional Cancer Care – Appleton
Contact: Karen Effenheim, RDN at 920.364.3807 or Alanna Maigatter, SW at 920.364.3600

Strong in Survivorship

Sessions include a nutrition education by an RDN, food sampling, guest speakers on various survivorship topics and a physical therapist leading a short session on gentle yoga/meditation.

Sign up is required, but the program is free of charge for the ThedaCare cancer survivor and one guest.

When: Group meets quarterly in March, June, September and December on the 2nd Tuesday of the indicated months from 5-6:30pm
Where: ThedaCare Regional Cancer Care – Appleton
Contact: Registered Dietitian at 920-364-3807

Connect with Other Survivors

If you’d like to connect with someone outside of your loved ones or healthcare team, speaking with fellow cancer survivors can be very helpful and therapeutic. Here are some of the support lines we suggest: