The transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor is a time of change and adjustment. You play an important role in helping your patients recognize and understand the challenges they may face in this phase of their journey.
Below are a list of resources that may help your patients cope with this transition.
South West Self Management Program
The South West Self-Management Program offers the "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" workshop series free of charge in communities across the South West. The workshops are designed for people living with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis and other chronic conditions, and those caring for them. For more information, refer your patients to www.swselfmanagement.ca.
- Self Management Toolkit: A Resource for Health Care Providers - This toolkit allows healthcare providers to quickly learn the basics of helping patients be better self-managers of their health care.
Survivorship - Common Concerns
The Canadian Cancer Society highlights some common concerns that cancer survivors may face when thinking about the future.
- Your feelings after cancer treatment
- Worring that cancer will come back
- Thinking about the future
- Work and finances
- Relationships after cancer
- Your wellness plan
- Pregnancy after cancer treatment
- Late and long term effects of treatment
Canadian Cancer Society