Survivorship Center: Caring for Survivors

We encourage healthcare providers to explore our information about clinical practice guidelines and strategies for approaching the long-term care of cancer survivors.

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NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines

In March 2013, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) issued NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Survivorship. These guidelines are developed and updated through an evidence-based process in which multidisciplinary panels of experts integrate comprehensive clinical and scientific data with the judgment of the panel members and other experts drawn from NCCN member institutions, including Memorial Sloan Kettering.

The NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship cover eight distinct areas: anxiety and depression, cognitive function, exercise, fatigue, immunizations and infections, pain, sexual function, and sleep disorders. They include a sample assessment tool with questions on each of the eight key criteria covered in the guidelines. Clinicians can access the complete library of NCCN guidelines online.

American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement: Achieving High-Quality Cancer Survivorship Care

In January 2013, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published a statement in the Journal of Clinical Oncology titled Achieving High-Quality Cancer Survivorship Care. The ASCO statement outlines a comprehensive approach to survivorship care that incorporates general health promotion, primary and secondary cancer prevention, and symptom management of common long-term and late effects.

Managing Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

Learn more about helping cancer survivors manage the late effects of treatment in these presentations given by Memorial Sloan Kettering survivorship physicians and nurse practitioners in 2008 and 2009.

application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Caring for Survivors
An overview of cancer survivorship concerns, a review of the Institute of Medicine report recommendations, and descriptions of the role of healthcare providers in survivorship care delivery models
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Cognitive Changes
A review of the evidence related to the incidence and management of cognitive changes that occur as a result of cancer therapies
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Consequences of Cancer Treatment
An outline of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual quality-of-life concerns for cancer survivors and an overview of the evidence related to late- and long-term effects of cancer therapy
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Developing Effective Coping Strategies
A discussion of the psychosocial and spiritual effects of cancer treatment, which may include anxiety and depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Female Sexual Health
A discussion of the effects of cancer therapies on female sexuality and effective management strategies
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Fertility After Cancer Treatment
Information on cancer-related fertility loss and resources for fertility preservation
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Long-Term Thyroid Effects of Cancer Treatment
A review of the endocrine problems that result from cancer therapies including hypothyroidism and benign and malignant thyroid nodules
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Male Sexual Dysfunction
A discussion of erectile dysfunction in cancer survivors and the most current strategies for management
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Managing Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
Covers surveillance for recurrence, monitoring late effects, symptom management, cancer screening, health promotion counseling that includes risk reduction, and the role of the oncology nurse in provision of care for survivors
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Osteoporosis
Evidence related to the incidence, pathophysiology, risk, prevention, assessment, and management of osteoporosis in cancer survivors
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Pulmonary Complications of Cancer Treatment
Evidence related to the incidence, pathophysiology, risk, assessment, and management of pulmonary complications in cancer survivors
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Reducing Health Risks in Cancer Survivors
Focuses on prevention of cancer and other health problems after cancer treatment
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Second Primary Malignancies
Evidence related to the etiology, incidence, pathophysiology, risk, prevention, surveillance, assessment, and management of second primary malignancies in cancer survivors
application/pdf iconFor Healthcare Professionals: Survivorship Care Plans
Defines the survivorship care plan and reviews the purpose and recommended content according to the Institute of Medicine report