This free and easy to use program provides cancer survivors with information regarding the health risks they face as a result of cancer therapies.View an example of a completed
No! To create a care plan, you will need to know:
A treatment summary is an important addition to your personal health records, but is not necessary to create a care plan.
A treatment summary is simply a document that details the cancer treatments you received. This should include any surgery, chemotherapy (or other medical therapy) and radiation therapy. The summary should list the diagnosis, stage (using TNM system when possible) and any relevant information from your pathology report. For example, the pathology information may include the number of positive lymph nodes, estrogen receptor status or the tumor cell type. It does not need to be anything fancy, it just needs to contain the important information.
It is important to have your oncology team document your treatments during or soon after completing them. Should you need to know what therapy you received several years down the road, this information, contained in your medical records, may have been put into storage or destroyed. Many long-term survivors have found this information difficult, if not impossible, to track down. To avoid this, start a treatment summary document during treatments or soon after.
Here you will find a sample completed treatment summary. Create your own or print a blank form. This is just a sample, include any events related to your diagnosis- there is no wrong information to include!