NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults - page 87

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults
Version 2013
Part 8: Moving beyond treatment
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History of
pain problems
including treatments and results,
Information about
specific cancer treatments
and side effects, and
A list of
allergies and sensitivities
.
Step two is getting a summary of everything that was done during your cancer
treatment, including:
A record of pertinent diagnostic tests and their results,
The specifics of your diagnosis, including the type and location of the cancer,
stage, histologic grade, hormonal status, and markers,
History of your cancer treatments and hospital stays including dates,
medications given, doses used, treatment response, and any reactions or side
effects,
Records of any other health care services you received such as physical
therapy, psychosocial counseling, and nutritional services, and
Names and contact information for all health professionals involved in your
treatment.
This information can be used to develop a comprehensive survivorship care plan for
the days, months, and years ahead.
Your survivorship care plan
The goal of a treatment plan is the elimination and/or control of cancer. The goals
of a survivorship care plan are different, and are sometimes referred to as the
“three Ps”:
Palliation
(or relief) of any ongoing symptoms or side effects,
Prevention
of late effects of cancer treatment, including secondary cancers, and
Promotion
of overall good health and well-being.
Definitions
Histologic grade:
A
measure of how much
tumor cells resemble
healthy cells of the same
tissue type
Osteoporosis:
A
disease causing thinning,
weakened bones
Secondary cancers:
Cancers that develop as a
result of damage caused by
the treatment of the original
cancer
Side effect:
An unplanned
physical or emotional
response to treatment
Stage:
A rating of the
extent of cancer in the body
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