NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017
Moving beyond treatment
What is a survivorship care plan?
This summary of information can be used to develop
a survivorship care plan for the days, months, and
What is a survivorship care
The goal of a treatment plan is to completely get rid of
or control the cancer. The goals of a survivorship care
plan are different. There are 3 areas in the plan.
(palliation or relief) of any
ongoing symptoms or side effects.
of late effects of cancer treatment,
including secondary cancers.
of overall good health and well-
The U.S. Institute of Medicine has recommended that
all cancer patients be given a survivorship care plan.
This plan should spell out
you will be seeing
to monitor your health,
you should be seeing
they should be doing. Essential
components of such a plan include:
A summary of your cancer treatment history.
This will ensure that other doctors you work
with have a complete understanding of your
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Detailed recommendations for follow-up care,
Names and contact information for
A schedule for follow-up visits with an
Tests that should be done to check for
recurrence like blood tests, imaging
tests, and an echocardiogram to check
Recommendations for identifying and
managing long-term and late effects.
Information on available resources that can
help you deal with survivorship challenges
Psychological and emotional stress
Ideally, your treatment team will take the lead in
putting together a survivorship care plan before you’re
even finished with treatment. If you want to start your
plan, the LIVESTRONG Foundation has partnered
with OncoLink (from Penn Medicine) to provide the
LIVESTRONG Care Plan atwww.livestrongcareplan. org .
This interactive website uses your answers to a
brief questionnaire to create a basic individualized
care plan. The resulting care plan can then be shared
with your oncology team and used as a start for
putting together your survivorship care plan.
For more on long-term
and late effects of cancer
treatment, check out:
The American Cancer Society’s
“ Late and long-term effects
of cancer treatment in young
adults” atwww.cancer.org/cancer/ cancerinyoungadults/detailedguide/ cancer-in-young-adults-treating-late- effects . Cancer.Net
’s “Late Effects” atwww. cancer.net/survivorship/late-effects .