Getting ready to finish cancer treatment and want to know what is next? Finished cancer treatment and want to be sure you know what you should be doing for follow-up? A Survivorship Care Plan can help.
What’s a care plan? It’s a roadmap to guide your cancer care following your diagnosis and treatment of cancer. People who have completed treatment of melanoma or are currently in treatment can develop a care plan with their health care team. A care plan can:
- Detail your diagnosis,
- Outline the treatments you have had or are currently taking,
- Tell you who on your health care team to contact with questions or concerns,
- Explain symptoms or side effects you might experience and who to call if you need help managing them, and
- Outline what you should do and who you should see for follow-up care.
Watch the webinar, Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Survivorship Care Planning that took place on August 30, 2016, for information on survivorship care planning. This webinar shows from a social worker and a survivor’s point of view. The presentation is followed by a question and answer period with the speakers. This webinar uses a Melanoma Survivorship Care Plan, as well as a generic Cancer Survivorship Care Plan, so it will be of special interest to melanoma survivors. Survivorship care planning is a great step for survivors and caregivers who are about to finish active treatment of their cancer.
The webinar features the following panelists:
- Rosie Morrison, LLMSW, Program Director at the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor
- Donna Piunt, Melanoma Survivor
- Kim Ziner, PhD, RN, CBCN, ACNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Franciscan St. Francis Health, Indianapolis, IN
Resources for Survivorship Care Planning
The webinar will be run through CiscoWebEx with a slide presentation. After the panelists‘ presentations, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions through a chat feature during the Q&A session.
This program is made possible by a charitable grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb