September 2, 2015

Survivorship Care Plans

*Day 2: Request a Survivorship Care Plan from your treatment center if you do not already have one.

Today is Day 2 of MHYH’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and our Survivorship: 30 Days of ACTION series. Today’s post is ALL about survivorship care plans

Survivorship Care Plans are ESSENTIAL to the survivor’s health and wellbeing and instrumental in making sure we receive appropriate screening for potential late effects and appropriate counsel on how to minimize our risk for late effects as we live out our cures.

The Children’s Oncology Group (COG) offers an abbreviated and a comprehensive Summary of Cancer Treatment of Childhood Cancer.

To download and print <<CLICK HERE>>, then submit for completion by the nurse coordinator or nurse practitioner at your treatment center.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a new Survivorship Care Plan template in October 2014.

To download and print <<CLICK HERE>>, then submit for completion by the nurse coordinator or nurse practitioner at your treatment center.

Bottom Line: Survivors, we NEED one, so take [ACT]ION to get one.

Survivorship requires us to ACT [and] AdvoCaTe on behalf of ourselves as we seek to liveWELL.



*If you are like me and were treated in the 1970’s (a treatment era in and of itself), you may find it difficult to obtain the specifics of your cancer treatment history. Ask your parents for the information. If your parents can’t remember [or] are no longer living, then your treatment center should be able to look back and provide you with information on the standard of care at that time which can be used to deduce the treatment you likely received.

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