Overview of survivorship support program
Studies have shown that a significant percentage of cancer survivors deal with chronic health problems that may be related to their cancer treatment. The most commonly cited problems are chronic pain, fatigue, cognitive impairment and depression.
Promoting optimal health begins with your first visit to Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Many patients arrive at CTCA experiencing side effects that have gone untreated.
After you receive a thorough self-assessment to obtain a baseline measurement of how you are feeling and any side effects you are experiencing, the survivorship support team begins planning for all issues related to your upcoming cancer treatment.
The Survivorship Support Program consists of four key elements:
- Program introductions: At the start of your treatment, we will meet with you to talk about the Survivorship Support Program and how it can benefit you.
- Clinical assessments: After your primary treatment, we will work with you to assess your health and identify potential long- and late-term effects of your treatment.
- Care plan: We will complete a wellness plan for you based on the specific treatments you have received. The plan will include help with managing medications, side effects and pain.
- Communication: We will continue to be in touch whenever you need us, providing nutritional, physical and emotional education and support.
Whether you are at one of our cancer hospitals, or at home in between visits, we're here to help. Members of your care team are readily available to you and are only a phone call away.