When their initial treatment is completed, patients are referred to Markey's survivorship clinic. The survivorship clinic is designed to connect a patient's medical history with their future quality of life after treatment is over.
During a meeting with a nurse practitioner, patients will review their survivorship care plan. This includes a treatment summary, list of integrative medicine services at Markey and an overview of immunizations and cancer screening recommendations based on the patient’s age. Ask your nurse practitioner for more information on dieting, exercising and other daily activities following your initial treatment.
Dietitians and patient navigators are available on an as-needed basis to help patients identify important aspects of their continuing health care, including long-term or late effects of treatment, diet and smoking cessation. Social workers specialized in oncology and financial counselors are available for counseling as well.
Patients also receive a personalized care plan, in accordance with national best practices for ongoing survivorship care and are referred to a primary care provider if they don't already have one.