Completing cancer treatments can be both exciting and scary. Many patients wonder where they now fit into the spectrum of physician visits and who is responsible for their ongoing care after treatments are done.
Agnesian HealthCare offers survivorship appointments to help bridge these gaps, and define a plan for current needs and future care.
Agnesian HealthCare’s cancer survivorship program is based on the premise that each survivor has a unique,individualized appointment set up with the oncology nurse practitioner.
How is this different from when I see my cancer doctor?
Survivorship care plans and appointments are considered best practice by the Commission on Cancer. The survivorship appointment is different from a follow-up appointment with your oncologist or surgeon in the following ways:
- Customized summary of the cancer treatments you received
- Recommendations for follow-up care based on your cancer diagnosis and treatments
- Personalized questionnaire to address your specific needs or concerns
- Discussion of lifestyle recommendations and modifications
Survivorship assessment and services include:
- Diet and nutrition
- Sexual health
- Fatigue and sleep needs
Survivorship appointments are available to patients at the completion of their cancer treatments. An Agnesian HealthCare associate will contact you to set up an appointment, or you may call us at any time to arrange your survivorship appointment.
If you have further questions about Living Beyond Cancer, please call the Agnesian Cancer Center at (800) 494-2927.