Survivorship requires many things - physical activity and nutrition, a healthy emotional life, and success with managing medical issues after treatment. Addressing these factors all together and in an active way can enhance the quality of your survivorship. Information provided by the Cancer Support Community can help you achieve the highest quality of life in this time after treatment has ended.
Now that active treatment is over, it is now time to focus on how to get and stay organized with your health and medical records.
In addition to the resources below, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) and several partners have delveloped the Journey Forward. This is a program that compliments the Cancer Transitions program deals with the need for survivors and their doctors to work as a team after active treatment comes to an end. For more information, visit their website at www.journeyforward.org
Organizing Your Medical Records
: Use this article in conjunction with the LIVESTRONG™ Cancer Survivors's Medical Treatment Summary (below) to keep track of your medical records.
LIVESTRONG™ Cancer Survivor's Medical Treatment Summary
: This guide will help you to create a medical summary of your cancer treatments and recommendations for health monitoring to ensure you stay healthy. Provided by the Lance Armstrong Foundation, this tool is available for you to use with your primary doctor or nurse, to help you establish a full record of your cancer treatment schedules and follow-up plans.