Kidney cancer survivorship and ongoing care
When their initial treatment is completed, patients in the Multidisciplinary Clinic are referred to Markey's Survivorship program. 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 includes a treatment summary, list of integrative medicine services at Markey, and an overview of immunizations and cancer screenings 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.
Dieticians 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 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.
The Cancer Survivorship Clinics are located in the Whitney Hendrickson Building and the Ben Roach Building at the Markey Cancer Center.
For more information, view our cancer survivorship overview online (332 KB). If you have questions about Markey’s survivorship clinics, please call 800-333-8874.
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.
For more information on diagnosis, treatment and more of kidney cancer, visit our kidney cancer information pages below.