Even if you never exercised prior to cancer, there is ample evidence to show that engaging in exercise (during or after treatment) will reduce the recurrence of secondary cancer for breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer (Katie Schmitz, Penn State, 2019). Additionally, Eexercise is not only safe during and after cancer treatment, studies have found that physical training can bring improvements in bone health, daily functioning and quality of life while reducing symptoms such as cancer-related fatigue (Kerri Winters-Stone, OHSU, 2010).
This is a phenomenal health intervention that improves balance and fall risk and reduces other healthcare costs. The Thrivors goal is to ensure that cancer survivors get moving, eat better and live longer at lower costs to the healthcare system. We want survivors to live their best lives.
Thrivors proven cancer-specific mind-body-emotion solution provides patients: 1) effective side effect management; 2) improved function (physical, mental and emotional); and 3) improved outcomes from falls and fracture risk. This will emerge into an evidence based digital therapeutics platform.
For providers and payers we offer: 1) improved outcomes; and 2) data analytics and insight into patient behaviors. We measure at-home patient behavior that impacts bone health and answers the questions: what is working and why; and, 3) a longer term opportunity as a digital therapeutic that reduces the likelihood of bone health decline and the recurrence of secondary cancers.
For insurers, employers and entities that take on risk, Thrivors can also reduce the cost of absenteeism, ongoing healthcare utilization and reduced productivity.
Thrivors offers a cancer wellness and coaching solution that delivers results and reduces costs. No other competitors focus on cancer wellness coaching and its importance on bone health. The aim is to improve clinical outcomes (medication use and survival rates) and lifestyle (exercise, nutrition, meditation) adherence while better understanding barriers to positive compliance and health behaviors (pain, energy, mood). Success with prescribed intervention and lifestyle adherence will dramatically improve physical function, outcomes and quality of life.