Survivorship Care Plans

In 2006 the Institute of Medicine issued a report recommending that every cancer patient receive an individualized survivorship care plan that includes guidelines for monitoring and maintaining their health. In response to that report, many groups have now developed various types of "care plans" to help improve the quality of care of survivors as they move beyond their cancer treatment.

What's Next? Life After Cancer Treatment

This care plan was developed by the Minnesota Cancer Alliance to help you record details of your cancer treatment, help you discuss post treatment needs with your health care provider, gain awareness of short and long term side effects post treatment and develop a plan to address needs and concerns of post treatment survivorship and follow-up care.

Journey Forward

This care plan is one that your doctor must fill out for you. It was created by a collaboration of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the UCLA Cancer Survivorship Center, Wellpoint, Inc., and Genentech.

Prescription for Living

This plan was developed by a national group of nursing, social work, and survivor organizations, and other key stakeholders in 2006. The project was jointly sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Oncology Nursing Society, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, American Journal of Nursing, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

ASCO Cancer Treatment Summaries

The ASCO Cancer Treatment Plan and Summary, developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, is a brief record of a person's cancer treatment. The forms provide a way for a survivors to store information about their cancer, cancer treatment, and follow-up care. The forms are also meant to give basic information about a survivor's care to future healthcare providers.

LIVESTRONG Care Plan

The LIVESTRONG Care Plan is a tool to help you work with your oncologist and primary healthcare provider to address the medical and psychosocial challenges that may arise post-treatment.