When their initial treatment is completed, patients are referred to the GYN Oncology Survivorship Clinic. The survivorship program is designed to connect a patient's medical history with their future quality of life as a cancer survivor.
During a meeting with your nurse practitioner, patients will review their survivorship care plan. This plan includes a treatment summary, a list of long-term effects, available resources and services, and follow-up recommendations. Ask your provider for more information on finding a new normal following your initial treatment.
Survivors often experience a variety of ongoing health problems including physical, psychosocial and spiritual issues. Your nurse practitioner can help address these concerns and refer you to additional resources if needed. Dieticians, social workers, a physical therapist and financial counselors are available to address these needs as well.
Primary care providers also receive the patient’s personalized care plan, in accordance with national best practices for ongoing survivorship care. Patients are referred to a primary care provider if they don't already have one. Numerous screenings are available, including mammograms, colonoscopies and lung cancer screenings.
The GYN Oncology Survivorship Clinic is located in Whitney Hendrickson Building on the third floor.
For more information, call the front desk of the Whitney Hendrickson Building at 859-257-4488 and ask to be connected to the GYN Oncology Clinic.
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.