About Survivorship Care Planning
A Survivorship Care Plan is a coordinated, post-treatment plan for the Survivor and their entire healthcare team, including the oncology practice, primary care physician and other care providers.
A Survivorship Care Plan is usually created by the Survivor's oncologist or oncology nurse. Care Plans created with Journey Forward's Survivorship Care Plan Builder typically include:
- patient diagnosis and treatment summary
- best schedule for follow-up tests
- information on late- and long-term effects of cancer treatment
- a psycho-social assessment and recommended interventions
- list of symptoms to watch for
- list of support resources
This comprehensive medical summary, given to the Survivor and their primary care physician, helps support better survivorship care. The plan includes important information on monitoring for possible secondary cancers and late- or long-term effects of cancer treatment. A Care Plan also relieves a Survivor from having to recall all the details of treatment and ensures all future health care providers are working as a team for the Survivor’s care.
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