Hospital program helps cancer survivors

By Jennifer Willhite

For The Republic

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Survivorship programs for cancer patients play a role in recovery and reclaiming quality of life. The one at Columbus Regional Health offers continued care for cancer survivors long after their treatments end.

Although the program has existed for more than 20 years, only an estimated 30 percent of patients take advantage of the services offered, hospital staff said.

“There are so many areas that they don’t think about as being something they could get help with,” said Holly Voyles, mental health and rehabilitation administrative coordinator at Columbus Regional.

Please read Wednesday’s edition of The Republic for more details. Look for The Republic’s cancer awareness section, Colors for a Cure, inserted into Friday’s edition.