Cancer Survivorship - Provider Resources

Provider Tools:

  • Guide for Delivering Quality Survivorship Care: This document provides health care professionals with the knowledge, tools and resources to deliver high-quality follow-up care to cancer survivors. 

  • Survivorship Care Patient Pages from CA - A Cancer Journal for Clinicians: These one page patient pages provide evidence-based medical content to address patient questions concerning their cancer, related symptoms, prevention and treatment. Survivorship Care topics include: head and neck, breast, colorectal, prostate cancers, and nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer survivors.

  • Patient Navigation Toolkit: A resource released by the GW Cancer Institute. "Advancing the Field of Cancer Patient Navigation: A toolkit for Comprehensive Cancer Tonrolg Professionals." This toolkit is designed to help guide states in advancing the field of patient navigation through policy, system and environmental changes.
  • Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers(PCP): The objectives of this free online educational program are to 1) increase PCP’s awareness of the ongoing needs of cancer survivors, 2) increase their knowledge of how to care for cancer survivors, 3.) increase their ability to provide follow-up care for cancer survivors. 

Patient Education:

  • Personal Action Toward Health (PATH): The Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management program, called Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) in Michigan, can assist cancer survivors as they transition from acute treatment to survivorship. PATH, an evidence-based program, helps participants gain control by teaching easy ways to reduce pain, fatigue and manage other common chronic disease challenges. The tools learned in PATH workshops can help participants maintain independence and stay involved in valued activities - enhancing their quality of life.

Commission on Cancer Resources:

  • Psychosocial Distress Screening in Cancer Patients - Michigan Cancer Consortium: In 2012 the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer released new Cancer Program Standards. This included standard 3.2 Psychosocial Distress Screening. Developed by a sub-committee of the survivorship workgroup, this document details recommendations for psychosocial distress screening.  (Updated March, 2014)
  • Journey Forward: The Journey Forward program is designed for doctors and their patients who have recently completed active treatment for cancer.  Journey Forward promotes the use of a Survivorship Care Plan. Completed by the survivor’s oncology team, each plan gives clear steps for care after active treatment, beginning with a complete treatment summary and offering guidelines for monitoring future care.
  • LIVESTRONG Care Plan: The LIVESTRONG Care Plan is a "survivorship care plan" that is individualized based on the answers you provide in a brief questionnaire.

More information is available on these MCC pages: