Follow-up care is especially important as a cancer survivor. The specific follow-up care plan depends on the type of cancer as well as the type of treatment. The ProMedica Cancer Institute Survivor Center provides follow-up cancer care and connects patients to numerous community support services unique for his or her specific physical, social and emotional needs. An oncologist and nurse practitioner meet with each patient to review the patient’s health and treatment history. The oncologist then develops the follow-up medical care plan and communicates the plan with the primary care physician. The patient then receives a summary of the plan for easy reference.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at the survivor center, located within the Hickman Cancer Center on the ProMedica Flower Hospital campus, please call 419-824-1952.
Preparing for Your Visit to the Survivor Center
Please bring records of your previous cancer care with you to your first appointment. It is important to talk openly with your doctor and nurse practitioner during the visit. Be prepared to discuss any questions you may have. Some issues to consider may be:
- New symptoms
- Difficulties you may be having with anxiety, depression or sleep
- Difficulties doing daily activities
- Questions about the cancer returning
- Other risks because of the treatment you received
- Your family members’ risk of cancer
- Intimacy issues