Fifth Issue, Series Two Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

The Importance of Survivorship Care Plans

In this issue of Conquering the Cancer Care Continuum you will learn about a hot topic that most cancer centers and oncologists are struggling to make a reality: survivorship care plans for all cancer survivors at the end of (acute) treatment, coupled with a comprehensive treatment summary. There is good [ Read More ]

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS

The Importance of Cancer Survivorship Care Plans: A Nurse’s Perspective

Question:Which of these patients would benefit from a cancer survivorship care plan (SCP)? Evan is a 28-year-old male who was diagnosed with testicular cancer 6 years ago. He underwent surgery and chemotherapy and has no evidence of disease. He plans to get married next year but wonders what the chemo [ Read More ]

Beth Faiman, PhD(c), MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN

The Importance of Cancer Survivorship Care Plans: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

LM is a 35-year-old female who was diagnosed with Hodg­kin lymphoma and treated with ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine) in 2009. Radiographic scans completed at the conclusion of therapy demonstrated that LM had achieved a complete response. Two years later, LM presented to our clinic complaining of generalized fatigue [ Read More ]

Steve Stricker, PharmD, MS, BCOP

The Importance of Cancer Survivorship Care Plans: A Physician’s Perspective

In 2005, the Institute of Medicine released a report with a title that became a wake-up call for many in the field of oncology, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition. A committee of 17 experts in the field set out to raise awareness of the consequences of [ Read More ]

Jeffery A. Meyerhardt, MD, MPH