Our survivorship clinics are staffed by doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants whose training includes cancer and family medicine. They work closely with you, your oncologists, your primary care provider, and other specialists to optimize your health and educate you about life after your cancer treatment. If you don’t have a primary care provider, we can identify one near you. Visits may take place annually or bi-annually and are covered by insurance. A co-pay may apply, depending on your plan.
We start by creating a personalized health plan for your future. That plan may include one or more of the following services.
We Monitor for Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment
Ongoing monitoring is so important because various issues may arise following cancer treatment. If a concern is identified, we may treat you at our clinic or refer you Duke Health specialists who also have expertise in cancer survivorship, such as:
- Medical family therapists
- Sexual health counselors
- Fertility specialists
- Exercise physiologists
- Genetic counselors
- Physical rehabilitation specialists
- Smoking cessation specialists
We Address Psychosocial Concerns
Psychosocial, emotional, and psychological concerns are common among cancer survivors and their caregivers following treatment. We evaluate you and connect you or your loved ones with a medical family therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist when needed.
We Perform Regular Cancer Screenings and Blood Tests
Regular cancer screenings and blood work will be performed to determine if your cancer has returned or to find other cancers that could develop. We may also recommend you or your loved ones participate in genetic testing and counseling so that you and your family better understand your individual cancer risk.