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Life After Cancer Treatment

The treatment portion of your cancer journey is over...now what?

Cancer is an emotion-filled journey from start to finish. And for many, those feelings persist long after treatment ends. Our team is here for you and your loved ones to offer the resources and support you need to navigate life post-treatment.

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Your survivorship care plan and survivorship clinic visit

After completing your cancer treatment, you will have fewer visits with your cancer care team. To help ease this transition, your Oncologist or a Nurse Practitioner will create a personalized Survivorship Care Plan and meet with you to go over it. As a team, you will discuss the best ways to approach survivorship, and it will all be outlined for you to take home in your Survivorship Care Plan.

Your Survivorship Care Plan visit discussion will include:

  • Important information about your cancer diagnosis
  • A summary of the treatment you received at our facility
  • A suggested follow-up schedule with your physicians
  • Referrals and recommendations for future care to improve your physical and mental quality of life

Currently, a Survivorship Clinic is available at Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Henry Ford Medical Center - Shelby Township and Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Brownstown. If you are receiving care at a different location, discuss with your cancer care team the next steps for receiving your Survivorship Care Plan.

Overcoming Anxiety as a Cancer Survivor

Cancer is an anxiety-filled journey from start to finish. Read about ways to overcome this anxiety and what family and friends can do to help their loved ones.

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Worried Your Disease Will Return?

Use these techniques to break free from the fear.

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Colleen's Corner: Local and National Resources

Online Resources

These websites have comprehensive information and resources for survivors about life after cancer:

Other Resources

  • The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) offers an interactive survivorship handbook that outlines issues survivors may face, information on supportive services, with space to take notes and ideas for questions to ask providers.
  • Sexuality after cancer — The Henry Ford Sexual Health Clinic helps patients with sexual problems or concerns after cancer.

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Get Involved

As a survivor, you have a special connection with those just starting or finishing their cancer journey. Our Get Involved page outlines the many ways you can contribute to the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, or sign up to volunteer.

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Share Your Story

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer tell us your story. Your story can bring strength and practical support to others.

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If you can't find a date/time that works for you please call the provider’s office. Not all appointment types at all locations are available online.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.

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