As an adult cancer survivor, you should have a Survivorship Care Plan that summarizes treatment and outlines a plan for your follow-up care. This is an important communication resource for you to share with all your other health care providers.
Cancer and its treatment can result in potentially long-lasting or late-onset effects. The Survivorship Clinic addresses various problems cancer survivors may face after therapy ends, including pain, fatigue, fear of recurrence, living with uncertainty, neuropathy, lymphedema, bone loss, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, memory issues, and future cancer risk.
In the survivorship program you will receive thorough screenings and health evaluations. You will meet with one of our specialized nurse practitioners care for patients as part of a team that includes your oncologist and primary care physician. They monitor you for recurrence of cancer as well as:
- Review your recent medical history and do physical examinations
- Identify and manage the effects of cancer and its treatment
- Provide counseling on healthy living habits such as diet and exercise
- Refer you for screening for other cancers
- Communicate with your primary care physician
We’ll also work with you to develop a Survivorship Care Plan that lists all of your therapy and medical information related to your diagnosis and possible late effects, and we’ll make recommendations for you and your healthcare providers to help ensure you’re informed and you stay as healthy as possible.