Because the majority of cancer survivors will experience late effects related to their cancer treatment, it is essential they be monitored and receive comprehensive, long-term follow-up care.
Lifelong survivorship care should include a coordinated effort of:
- Cancer survivor specialists
- Is is important for survivors to be seen by healthcare professionals who are knowledgeable about the health concerns of cancer survivors.
- These providers can check for late effects of cancer treatment and identify ways to help prevent or reduce the risk of health problems following cancer care.
- Pediatric and adult primary care physicians
Comprehensive care should be delivered utilizing the Survivor Healthcare Plan. Care can be coordinated using SurvivorLink.