As patients finish active treatment, they often wonder: “What happens next?” ASCO Answers: Cancer Survivorship assists in answering this often-difficult question by helping patients better understand survivorship, including its psychological, physical, sexual, reproductive, financial, and work-related challenges. Other information found in this guide includes the importance of follow-up care for monitoring for recurrence and managing long-term and late effects and descriptions of the rehabilitation and support services available to help survivors transition more easily into their everyday lives after cancer. Throughout this guide are questions patients can ask their health-care team, as well as space to write down the answers and make other notes.
ASCO Answers: Cancer Survivorship also includes a blank treatment summary and survivorship care form that patients can fill out with the help of their health-care team to keep track of the test results, procedures, and treatments they received, as well as recommendations for their follow-up care. The transition into survivorship is one of the most complex aspects of the cancer experience. However, by combining oncologist-approved information, a conversational tone, and a reassuring look and feel, ASCO Answers: Cancer Survivorship gives survivors the tools and resources they need to prepare for all that life after treatment can hold.
For more information and to purchase ASCO Answers: Cancer Survivorship (1 QTY = 25 guides/$20), visit https://www.cancer.net/about-us/asco-answers-patient-education-materials.
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