Cancer Survivorship Program
Cancer Survivorship is a long-term follow-up program designed to help you thrive after cancer treatment. The goal is to help you stay as healthy as possible and to catch any problems early, when they can most easily be treated.
Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Treatment and a Lifetime of Care
A nurse with expertise in cancer care and survivorship carefully monitors you for possible recurrence of cancer. Your nurse also teaches you about how your cancer treatment continues to impact your health and how to stay as healthy as possible.
Beyond monitoring and supporting you, we also want to be sure that your doctors – and future doctors – have a clear understanding of your cancer experience. That’s why we create a personalized treatment summary and care plan for you and your doctor.
As part of the program, you receive:
- Cancer treatment summary. You get a detailed record of your cancer treatment. It supplies basic information about your medical history to doctors who will care for you throughout your lifetime. This summary includes information about your cancer, treatment and follow-up care.
- Survivorship care plan. Your nurse develops a personalized plan for continued monitoring as outlined by your oncologist. It includes recommendations for preventive care and information regarding available resources and services.
Copies of your treatment summary and care plan will also be sent to your primary care physician.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 574.523.7819 for Elkhart General Hospital or 574.647.1100 for Memorial Hospital.