Cancer Wellness Program

Vanderbilt's Cancer Wellness Program promotes health and well-being for people affected by cancer.

We offer personalized services such as:

  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Integrative Oncology
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Cancer Wellness Services
  • Survivorship

Cancer Rehabilitation Services

Vanderbilt Lymphedema Therapy Clinic: Our team of providers, which includes lymphedema-certified physical therapists, creates a personal care plan for each patient. We serve all patients, regardless of where they get their primary cancer care. Learn more or make an appointment with the Vanderbilt Lymphedema Therapy Clinic.

RESTORE Wellness Program for Stem Cell Transplant Patients: This program is designed to maintain the functional wellness of patients undergoing stem cell transplant therapy through exercise, education and gentle movement.

Integrative Oncology

Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health: This field blends traditional medicine with proven complementary treatments. The goal is to focus on the mind, body and spirit. Services include:

  • Integrative health consultation
  • Mindfulness practice (meditation, mindful eating and techniques for finding joy)
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapeutic exercise (yoga, Tai Chi and QiGong)
  • Massage therapy

Learn more and make an appointment at the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health site.

Cancer Wellness Services

We offer gentle movement classes for adult cancer survivors. These 45-minute classes are held at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center and are free for patients currently in treatment. Patients need a doctor's approval to join. Classes include Ai Chi (Gentle Aqua), QiGong/Tai Chi and Restorative Yoga. Learn more here.

Fitness Consultations for Cancer Survivors: Adult cancer survivors who are currently receiving cancer treatment or who have finished treatment can choose to receive fitness consults. Learn more about the Fitness Consultations.

Help to Quit Smoking: Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death, as almost half of the people who do not choose to quit smoking, die of smoking-related problems. Choosing to quit smoking is the first step on your road to good health.

Cancer Genetics

Family Cancer Risk Service: Vanderbilt's Family Cancer Risk Service is the region's first educational consultation service to assist individuals and families in assessing their risk of inherited cancers and developing plans to reduce their risk through genetic testing, surveillance and other means.

Vanderbilt Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registry: The Vanderbilt Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registry is dedicated to the understanding of hereditary colorectal cancers by gathering information on patients and their family members who have either had colorectal cancer or, because of family history, are at high risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Personalized Cancer Medicine: Cancer treatment can be tailored to your cancer when tumors have specific genetic changes driving their growth and when drugs exist that counteract those signals.

Survivorship Program

REACH for Survivorship Program: The REACH (Research, Education, Advocacy, Clinical Care and Health) for Survivorship Program is Middle Tennessees first dedicated Cancer Survivorship Clinic. It is the first in the nation that provides services for all survivors, regardless of age at diagnosis, type of cancer, or where they received their treatment. The REACH for Survivorship Program is a community resource to meet these unique needs of pediatric and adult cancer survivors and be a bridge between the care of a cancer specialist and their primary care doctor.