Cancer Navigators is proud to announce its partnership with the iTHRIVE Plan. This ground-breaking initiative creates individualized wellness plans for cancer survivors that focus on five key areas: diet, movement, environment, rejuvenation and spirit.
The iTHRIVE Plan is a mobile web application that presents survivors with interactive action steps that empower them and help them heal from treatment, reduce risk of recurrence and achieve optimal wellness. Survivors across northwest Georgia and surrounding areas will have access to the plan through Cancer Navigators.
“We are thrilled to offer this innovative plan to our cancer survivors,” said Dr. Matt Mumber, Integrative Radiation Oncologist at Harbin Clinic and founder of Cancer Navigators. “By combining this progressive online tool with our existing Cancer Navigators education and support programs, we have a powerful way to help survivors become thrivers.”
Since its launch in October 2016, local oncologists have referred 92 patients to the iThrive program. Those survivors who have tested the plan have found it to be engaging and easy-to-use.
“The iThrive plan has answered my most pressing question: ‘What do I do now?’”, said Gayla Stephens, breast cancer survivor. “It has provided the steps I need to take that will help me lead a healthy life physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually after cancer.”
Sixty-four percent of cancer patients survive more than five years beyond diagnosis, and oncologists are challenged to expand their focus from acute care to managing the long-term health consequences of cancer treatment and ensuring the integration of cancer prevention into their practices. The iThrive Plan helps accomplish that through user-driven, sequenced daily communications related to core lifestyle strategies:
With the iThrive Plan, survivors are engaging in a proactive process that helps them recover from treatment, build optimal wellness and create sustainable life-long healthy habits to reduce risk of recurrence. Validated survey and propriety algorithm ensures the plan is tailored to the individual user’s health needs.
“We are honored to partner with Cancer Navigators,” said Karolyn A. Gazella who is the CEO, co-founder and ovarian cancer survivor.
Gazella created the plan with Dr. Lise Alschuler, who is a highly respected naturopathic oncologist, and also a cancer survivor.
“As we roll this plan out to a broader nationwide audience, Cancer Navigators and the survivors in northwest Georgia can take pride in the fact that they contributed to something that is going to help millions of people worldwide. For that, we are extremely grateful.”
To find out more information about iThrive, visit the Cancer Navigators website at www.cancernavigatorsga.org or contact the office at 706-295-4119.