Survivorship

Survivorship is a Journey, Not a Destination

In 2022, at least 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured. This excellent outcome is often accompanied by long- term complications, or late effects, of therapy that occur or persist years after treatment ends. Fortunately, late effects can be anticipated based on a patient’s prior chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and/or immunotherapy.

Four basic categories of medical late effects exist. These relate to growth and development; sensory and vital organ function; hormonal or endocrine issues; and second and subsequent malignancies. Psychosocial late effects reflect anxiety, depression, insurability, education, employment, substance abuse, and reduction in overall quality of life. Understanding late effects is important to promote physical health and well being as survivors move forward with their lives.

Our survivorship program employs patient navigators to ensure that survivors and/or their caregivers are given a personalized Treatment Summary and Care Plan. This informs them about which late effects they might expect over time. The Survivorship Care Plan empowers survivors to promote their health through exercise, proper nutrition, weight management, and other lifestyle choices.

Walking Miracles makes survivorship a little easier by providing an Apple iPad or Android tablet.

Each tablet is preloaded with helpful apps like, E Care 21Anytime Telehealth, and the Reimagine Well platform that conveniently ties it all together.

The tablets also include:

  • Survivorship care plan, when available
  • Wi-Fi, video calling, email, contact storage
  • Medication management, connection to our patient navigator and more.

Each recipient receives a tutorial explaining the tablet and its features.

Personalized Education

If you need personalized education and your  Treatment Summary and Care Plan please fill out form below. The survivorship plan explains the late effects of the chemo and radiation you had during your cancer treatments and what you might expect over time. The Survivorship Care Plan empowers survivors to promote their health through exercise, proper nutrition, weight management, and other lifestyle choices. If you have a plan already but have questions about what it says and would like us to go over it and explain it to you, fill out the form below.