Cancer Survivorship Clinic
Moffitt’s Cancer Survivorship Clinic is designed for the millions of cancer survivors currently living in the United States. The Institute of Medicine issued recommendations found in the publication titled "From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition," which focus on four components of survivorship care:
- Prevention of recurrent and new cancers, and of other late effects
- Surveillance for cancer spread, recurrence or second cancers, assessment of medical and psychosocial late effects
- Interventions to help with effects of cancer and its treatment
- Coordination between specialists, oncologists and primary care providers to ensure that all of the survivor's health needs are met
These four pillars guide the care we provide in our Survivorship Clinic. After you finish cancer treatment, our clinic will continue to follow you carefully for the surveillance of your primary cancer. In addition, we include other key information about your health and well-being as it impacts your overall wellness. Within our clinic, we also have an Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) provider who focuses on the unique physical, psychological and social of cancer survivors under 40 years of age.
Our mission is to improve the lives of cancer survivors by advocating for personalized, comprehensive high quality of care after cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Our goal is to help you with successful transition from cancer treatment to survivorship care. Upon completion, we provide you with a comprehensive survivorship care plan. The plan includes a full cancer treatment summary with the providers, cancer surgeries, pathology reports, chemotherapy and radiation therapy agents and doses, future surveillance schedules, cancer screenings, nutrition, dietary, activity recommendations, addressing fear of recurrence, long-term or late effects that you may have from your cancer or treatment.
We look forward to seeing you in our clinic. You can share the survivorship care plan with your primary care provider and any other specialists you may see.