Survivorship Care Plans: Providing A Blueprint for Health Care After Cancer

AUSTIN, Tx — In addition to its mandate to provide cancer survivors with survivorship care plans (SCPs), the Commission on Cancer (CoC) has established required content for these plans that nurse navigators can follow to ensure their patients have the best chance to receive optimal post treatment care, according to an oral presentation at the 2017 Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit.

The probability for a woman to develop cancer is 37.5% (an estimated 1 in 3); for men, 40.8% (an estimated 1 in 2) will develop cancer in their lifetime. The estimated probability of living at least 5 years after a cancer diagnosis is 67%.

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