Bon Secours’ Cancer Answers: Survivorship

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Survivorship is not only about successful cancer treatment; it is about living life fully. At the time of diagnosis, patients and their loved ones, are faced with uncertainty, loss, physical and emotional pain, and confusion over treatment options. However, once treatment has ended, many feel just as confused about the next step in their journey. The end-of-treatment transition is an opportunity to provide survivors with ongoing support, education and guidance in a structured environment. Bon Secours Cancer Institute is pleased to o­ffer a program uniquely designed around the needs of the cancer survivor who has completed treatment.

Our patients will be provided:

  • An individualized survivorship care plan outlining diagnosis, treatment course, future follow-up and prevention recommendations to facilitate a healthy transition to the rest of their life
  • Evaluation of potential aftereff­ects of cancer and cancer treatments
  • Exercise referrals
  • Nutrition counseling and referral to a registered dietitian as needed
  • Continuing emotional support by survivorship staff­ and oncology navigators
  • Smoking cessation coaching and referral
  • Community resources
  • Educational programs
  • Local integrative therapies resources
  • A personalized action plan for healthy living
  • Ongoing support and education for this end-of-treatment phase


St. Mary’s Hospital                                                           St. Francis Medical Center

5875 Bremo Rd., MOB South, Suite G-11                            14051 St. Francis Blvd., Suite 2210

Richmond, VA 23226                                                          Midlothian, VA 23114

804-287-7804                                                                      804-893-8717

Memorial Regional Medical Center                                    Richmond Community Hospital

8266 Atlee Rd., MOB II, Suite 219                                       1500 N. 28th St., Suite 110

Mechanicsville, VA 23116                                                    Richmond, VA 23223

804-764-7220                                                                      804-287-7804


bon secours survivorship

The clinic is managed by Mary Baker, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AOCNP, CBEC, CBCN, who is also a breast cancer survivor. Mary earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia and she is board-certified as a familynurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and as an oncology nurse practitioner by the Oncology Nursing Society. She is certified in clinical breast exam by the National Consortium of Breast Centers and in breast care by the Oncology Nursing Society. Mary understands the unique needs of the cancer survivor and desires to share her knowledge and resources with survivors of all types of cancer so they may live their lives more fully.

For more survivorship resources in our community and online, please visit

About Bon Secours Cancer Institute

At Bon Secours, we see cancer differently.Hospital entrance At the Bon Secours Cancer Institute and our four area hospitals, you’ll find state-of-the-art radiation and medical oncology experts along with the latest cancer-fighting technology. The expert care teams at the Bon Secours Cancer Institute combine compassion with the best in scientific care to fight all forms of cancer. Our world-class surgical, medical and radiation oncology experts, certified oncology nurses and support staff provide the personal attention and reassurance patients and their loved ones need to heal and feel whole again.Three DoctorsFor more information on how Bon Secours’ expert care team members combine the science to cure with the art of compassion, please visit




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