Answers you need to know by the end of your treatment
Towards the end of your treatment you will be asked to attend a Cancer management appointment. This will answer many of these questions.
At the end of your treatment you and your GP should be given a copy of your Cancer Care Plan which again will include most of this information.
Your Consultant will send a Treatment Summary to your GP so that they are up to date and know what to expect.
As part of you taking responsibility for your cancer you should ensure that you have the following information:
- What treatments and drugs have I been given and will these be recorded on my end of treatment care plan?
- Has my GP got a treatment Summary?
- How often should I have a routine follow up visit.
- Which doctor should I see for my follow-up cancer care?
- What follow-up tests, if any, should I have?
- How often will I need these tests?
- What are the common long-term and late effects of the treatment I received?
- What are the chances that my cancer will come back or that I will get another type of cancer?
- How might I know if the cancer comes back?
- If I develop any of these symptoms, whom should I call?
- What should I do to maintain my health and well-being?
- Will I have trouble getting health insurance or keeping a job because of my cancer?
- Are there support groups I can turn to?
- Who is my key worker?
If you are struggling or need help or information you can contact us.