What is survivorship?
A patient is considered a survivor from the time she is diagnosed with cancer throughout the duration of her life. The Survivorship Program at CCGO was developed to help address the unique needs of the cancer patient, including the physical, mental, and emotional effects of diagnosis and treatment.
Our patients enter the Survivorship Program upon treatment completion. It is an intentional time to address the “now what?” and to help transition to a “new normal”.
What happens during my visit?
CCGO is committed to and passionate about helping you and your family throughout your survivorship journey.
During a survivorship visit, the patient reviews a Treatment Summary and Follow-up Care Plan with a member of the healthcare team. This document is shared with the patient’s other health care providers including their PCP and/or OB/Gyn. This ensures establishment of an accurate health history and communicates what follow-up needs to happen with which provider, when, and for how long. In addition, any medical short or long term side effects and psychosocial needs are discussed and may lead to additional treatment or referral to supportive services. Visits also include a discussion of any needs of family members, close friends, or caregivers. Survivorship visits are considered a medical office visit and are therefore covered by most insurance plans. CCGO is committed to and passionate about helping you and your family throughout your survivorship journey.
We acknowledge that cancer impacts all areas of you and your loved ones’ lives and seek to help you in any way we can. You may choose to schedule your visit at any time during the course of your treatment if you would like these concerns to be addressed sooner.