Many patients are unsure or apprehensive about moving from their oncology treatment team to the Survivorship clinic. We want to reassure patients that they will receive quality and comprehensive care with our Survivorship providers, and to answer some common questions about what to expect when you transition to a survivorship clinical setting. Below are some tips and information that may help as you navigate from your treatment team to our survivorship team.
• Authorize release of your medical records from other medical facilities, specifically your prior treatment records • Update your Primary care provider • Have a current medication list • Make a list of your questions
• Cancer Treatments that you received • Follow-up Care & Timeline • Recommended Surveillance, such as imaging or labs • Potential late/long-term effects of your cancer treatment • Disease-specific/cancer-specific concerns or reasons to call • Resources for you as a cancer survivor
Your Survivorship Visit can be scheduled after your active treatment is completed. You you still be on hormonal therapy.
During your Survivorship visit, you will: • Review your diagnosis and treatment history • Update your health/family history and current medications • Thoroughly review new or persistent symptoms that may be related to cancer treatment • Have a physical exam • Discuss a plan to ensure that appropriate surveillance (imaging/lab work) will be performed • Review other age-specific cancer screenings and vaccinations • Receive and discuss a treatment summary that will be given to you and to your other providers • Discuss additional resources for other medical needs, such as specialists in cardiology or endocrinology • Identify and discuss additional supports for healthy living, such as nutrition, sleep, sexual health and psychological support if needed.