Cancer CenterSurvivorship Care Plan
The National Cancer Institute estimates that by the year 2020, there will be approximately 20 million cancer People with a history of cancer are living longer due to early diagnosis and better treatments. Survivors.
Cancer survivors include you and those in your life who are touched by the diagnosis. Cancer survivorship begins the day of your cancer diagnosis and continues throughout your life.
When journeying through cancer survivorship, survivors have many things to consider, including the emotional, physical, practical and spiritual concerns of living with cancer. Knowing what to expect during and after treatment can help you make plans for how to manage these issues to improve your quality of life, longevity and well-being.
We understand that the support after cancer treatment is just as critical as the support during treatment.
Reid Health’s Comprehensive Survivorship Program
The Reid Health Cancer Survivorship Program offers a wide variety of avenues designed to support patients, families and caregivers during and after cancer.
- Counseling Services
- Symptom Management Program
- Acupuncture Services
- Variety of Educational Classes
- Financial Counseling
- Integrative medicine (fitness, yoga, massage therapy)
- Nutritional and Diet Support
- Rehabilitation Services
- Giving Back-Volunteer Patient Navigator
- Navigation Program
Personalized Survivorship Plan
A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. It may be hard to remember all the details about your cancer diagnosis, cancer treatments and the side effects that may result from your treatment. You may also have questions after your treatment ends about your follow-up care, who to call about a problem and how to manage changes caused by your cancer treatment.
To help you understand what happened during active treatment, what may occur after treatment, and what your goals are moving forward your Cancer Navigator will work with you to devise a plan for health for the coming year. This plan will be built off of your goals as well as what you may expect from your cancer treatment.
The plan may include:
- The treatments and drugs you were given for your cancer
- How often you need to make an appointment with your cancer doctor
- The name of follow-up tests that you will need and how often the test should be done
- What doctor or other healthcare professional you should see for follow-up care
- Information about the chance of your cancer returning or being diagnosed with another type of cancer
- Signs or symptoms to watch for and who you should call if you see any changes
- Common long-term side effects that may result from your treatment
- How to maintain your health and well-being
- Support groups and survivorship programs
- Information about employment and health insurance
Survivorship care is an important part of your cancer journey. We are here to provide you with information as well as support and resources to meet your unique needs as a survivor. Although active treatment has ended you will always remain a part of our program.
If you would like further information please contact Reid Oncology Associates:
Reid Oncology Associates
1100 Reid Pkwy
Richmond, IN 47374