Our Program

The LIFE Cancer Survivorship Clinic (LIFE Clinic) offers survivors the information, tools and support they need to maximize their physical health, emotional adjustment and overall well-being.

We welcome cancer survivors from USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles or any cancer treatment facility throughout Southern California and beyond. The LIFE Clinic helps cancer survivors deal with the long-term health consequences of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy treatment that was delivered before age 50.

Survivors may be seen in the LIFE Clinic any time following completion of conventional cancer treatment. Survivors still receiving limited hormonal or targeted anti-cancer therapy after conventional cancer treatments may also be seen in the LIFE Clinic.

Our Approach

One of the most important aids that cancer survivors can have in their toolbox is a survivorship care plan – a written summary of cancer treatment and road map for monitoring and maintaining your health. At a LIFE Clinic visit, you will you will receive your own personalized survivorship care plan to ensure you understand what cancer treatments you had, how they could affect your current and future health, and what measures can be taken to reduce your risk and improve your quality of life.

Working with your treating oncologist, primary care provider and other specialists, the LIFE team ensures your visit is well-coordinated and adds value to your care.

FAQ

Q: What can I expect from a visit to the LIFE Cancer Survivorship Clinic?
A: You will receive an in-depth evaluation with a physician and physician assistant who are specialists in cancer survivorship. Lab tests may be done during this appointment.

Q: What kind of follow-up care will there be after my initial visit?
A: We help you navigate follow-up treatment and keep up with other general health care appointments. We also offer wellness education, including making healthy lifestyle choices and managing stress.

Referrals can be made to other medical and surgical specialists, physical and occupational therapists and nutritionists. In addition, you may receive assistance from a dedicated medical social worker who can help connect you with additional resources and sort out challenges you may be facing.

Q: Can I participate in clinical trials as part of my visits with the LIFE Clinic?
A: Yes, we offer the opportunity to participate in research studies.

Q: What are some of the overall benefits of the LIFE Clinic?
A: Here are some of the benefits you can expect from visiting the LIFE Clinic:

  • Evaluation of your current health
  • Identify possible future health risks
  • Health monitoring recommendations for your oncologist and other doctors
  • Referrals to other services that may benefit you
  • Work with you to lower your risk for another cancer
  • Teach you about proper exercise and nutrition
  • Address concerns about possible infertility
  • Help you navigate the health care system
  • Summarize information into a detailed and personalized survivorship care plan

Life Cancer Survivorship Clinic

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

To make an appointment: (323) 865-3300 (Option #1)
To learn about the program: (323) 865-3945
Email: LIFE@med.usc.edu