Leukemia Survivorship Support Services
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Survivorship Support for Leukema Patients
After your leukemia treatment ends, the cancer therapies you received may affect your health for some time. You may also experience psychological and emotional effects of the disease, including concerns about recurrence.
The cancer Survivorship Support Program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is designed to help you maintain your health and improve your quality of life once your hospital treatment is complete.
After Leukemia Treatment: Follow-up Care & Support
After your leukemia treatment is complete, a registered CTCA survivorship nurse will work with you to assess your health and identify potential long-term and late effects of your treatment.
Some possible long-term or late side effects of leukemia treatment include:
- Bone and joint pain
- Cognitive and memory problems
- Sexual dysfunction
- Fertility issues
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Heart problems
- Lung damage
- Secondary cancers
As a part of your leukemia survival support services, you will receive an individualized wellness plan that proactively anticipates and plans for these side effects based on the treatments you received. Your plan includes help with managing medications and side effects, as well as nutritional, physical and emotional education and support.
In addition, when you return to CTCA for follow-up appointments, you will likely receive a physical exam, blood tests, bone marrow biopsy, X-rays and other tests to look for signs of recurrent disease or other conditions.
Continued Leukemia Care from a Distance
These practitioners are familiar with CTCA, our philosophy of patient-centered care and our leukemia survivorship support services. They work with us to improve the lives of our patients. Our community care partners throughout the country include: oncologists, internists, chiropractors, family physicians, physical therapists, massage therapists and psychologists.
Every patient has a choice about whether or not to participate in the cancer Survivorship Support Program. If you choose not to participate and change your mind later, you can always join the program at any time in the future.
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