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Bridge Survivorship Program - WVU Cancer Institute

Bridge Survivorship Program

Patients receiving cancer treatment may experience short- and long-term side effects that interrupt their daily routine and create challenges in work, home, and social activities. The Bridge Survivorship Program helps patients manage these side effects and maintain their health and daily activities during and after care.

Our multidisciplinary team works in collaboration with each patient’s medical team to connect them with the resources they need to live and function well during cancer treatment and beyond. The Bridge Survivorship Program provides access to a variety of professionals including rehabilitation therapists, dietitians, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, and others.

Our Bridge Survivorship Program services include:

  • Behavioral medicine and psychiatry
  • Brain tumor counseling/physical activity
  • Cancer screening for breast, colorectal, and lung cancers
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Financial counseling
  • Genetic counseling
  • Nutrition screening
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Support groups
  • Smoking cessation

Before cancer treatment begins, Bridge Survivorship Program participants will receive a comprehensive evaluation of their lifestyle and activities, so that our team can identify any existing needs early on. Patients will meet with multiple care providers in a half-day clinic, and receive a comprehensive survivorship plan the same day. Through the program, patients will also meet other cancer patients, those who have completed treatment, and their families who can relate to what they’re going through.

The Bridge Survivorship Program is available throughout your cancer care journey, and a program coordinator will continue to assist you with any ongoing physical, social, emotional, or financial needs that you may experience.

For more information about the Bridge Survivorship Program, please contact Patricia Policcichio at 304-598-4500 or

1 Medical Center Drive Morgantown, WV 26506

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