Cancer Survivorship - Provider Resources

Provider Tools:

  • 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. 

  •   Financial Navigation Report: Financial toxicity is a growing concern in cancer treatment.  This document introduces financial navigation as an intervention to address financial toxicity. 

  • 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 Control Professionals." This toolkit is designed to help guide states in advancing the field of patient navigation through policy, system and environmental changes.
  • Wellness Interventions for Cancer Survivors: This paper describes the cancer survivor population, the immediate and long-term effects of cancer and its treatment, and the importance of wellness interventions in promoting survivors’ long-term well-being. Information about evidence-based wellness interventions is provided at the end of the paper.

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:

  • 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: