Cancer Survivorship Care Plans
A survivorship care plan is a record of your cancer and treatment history, as well as any checkups or follow-up tests you need in the future. It may also list possible long-term effects of your treatments, and ideas for staying healthy.
How Can I Use a Survivorship Care Plan?
A survivorship care plan includes important information about your cancer and treatment, which helps you and your doctors understand each other. Bring it with you whenever you go to the doctor.
Your plan should say when you need to get follow-up tests, and which doctors are responsible for your care. Keep your plan and refer to it so you can be sure you get the tests you need.
How to Get a Survivorship Care Plan
Your doctor may give you a survivorship care plan during your cancer treatment, or when you finish your treatment. If you did not get one, ask your doctor about it.
- Care Plans Help Both Older Adults and Caregivers (CDC)
- Follow-Up Medical CareExternal (National Cancer Institute)
- Survivorship Care PlansExternal (American Cancer Society)
- ASCO Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Care PlansExternal (American Society of Clinical Oncology)