Cancer survivorship embraces anyone with a diagnosis of cancer and their families. There are unique physical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs across the cancer continuum, from time of diagnosis through active treatment and beyond. This program will review the common problems cancer survivors face, especially as active treatment ends or shifts and the survivor begins to integrate their experience into their new (after cancer) life. Long term and late effects will be described. The need for ongoing monitoring and health promotion will be discussed.
Behavioral Objectives: At the end of this program participants will be able to: Define cancer survivorship, describe the long term and late effects of cancer and its treatment and develop or discuss a monitoring and health promotion plan for a survivor.
Nurses and other health professionals working with people who have cancer including inpatient, outpatient, and home care settings in primary or acute care.