Patients and families are encouraged to meet with the Survivorship Coordinator following their last treatment. The Survivorship Coordinator will talk about what to expect in the short and long term and will address any questions and concerns.
In addition, the patients will receive a personalized Plan of Care and treatment summary. The Plan of Care and treatment summary provides a comprehensive outline of treatments that have been received over the course of their illness and additional information about follow up care. It also provides information on lifestyle changes that can be made to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
The Plan of Care also provides these pieces of important information:
- Date of diagnosis
- Type of cancer
- Pathology reports documenting the type and stage of cancer
- Places and dates of treatments
- Any problems that occurred during treatment