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Posted by Stacy Tsai on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 13:27 | Cancer and Wellness
Nursing experts have come up with tips for cancer survivors to receive quality follow-up care post-treatment. As an AYA cancer patient, follow-up care is crucial to see improved survival rates.
Nursing Times's 10 top tips for getting the best post-cancer treatment support:
1. Discussing your needs with a healthcare professional at the end of treatment
2. Seeing a copy of your end-of-treatment assessment and care plan
3. Finding out who is your ongoing "main contact" in the hospital team
4. Being aware of any post-treatment symptoms
5. Getting support with day-to-day concerns like money, work and family issues
6. Talking with your general practitioner or main contact about how you feel
7. Taking steps toward healthier living
8. Finding out more about what to look out for if you are worried about treatment side effects or the cancer coming back
9. Monitoring your own health and keeping up to date with ongoing check-ups
10. Making suggestions based on your experiences of treatment and care

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