Survivorship Care

Due to the advances in early detection and treatment, cancer survivors are living longer than ever before. It is estimated that by 2022 there will be 18 million cancer survivors. That is why Grand Valley Oncology strives to offer the best to our patients in providing comprehensive care in our Survivorship Clinic.

What is survivorship care?

Grand Valley Oncology understands that survivors will have significant medical and psychological needs following their active oncology treatment. It is our goal to help patients with this transition through our Survivorship program.

What should you expect?

As patients begin to transition from active oncology treatment, the provider will refer the patient to the Survivorship Clinic. At the Clinic, the focus will be on:

  • Education
  • Symptom management
  • Wellness

What will happen during my visit?

  • Comprehensive review of your medical history
  • Complete physical examination
  • Extensive review of all relevant study results
  • Thorough assessment to detect the recurrence of cancer
  • Management of long term effects of cancer treatment
  • Recommendations regarding healthy lifestyle (nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation, etc.)
  • Development of a personalized survivorship care plan
  • Referrals to other specialists as needed
  • Opportunities to participate in research dedicated to survivorship care