When their initial treatment is completed, patients in the Multidisciplinary Clinic are referred to Markey's Surveillance clinic. The surveillance clinic is designed to connect a patient's medical history with their future quality of life as a cancer survivor.
A standard, initial meeting helps patients identify important aspects of their continuing health care, including long-term or late effects of treatment, diet, smoking cessation, and enlisting the help of Markey's American Cancer Society Patient Navigators and financial counselors. This first meeting is usually broken up to include 30 minutes with the program leader, and another 15 to 30 minutes with dietitians and the patient navigator.
Patients also receive a personalized care plan, in accordance with national best practices for ongoing surveillance care and are referred to a primary care provider if they don't already have one.
Expressions of Courage is an event designed to showcase the experiences and creativity of Markey patients who have battled cancer, timed to coincide with other nationwide celebrations in June for Cancer Survivorship Month. Along with celebrating, the event provides opportunities to connect with members of the Healthy Living Panel to further enhance their recovery process.
Learn more about Expressions of Courage events.