You have finished treatment, now what? Many patients express concerns about what comes next. At CARO, we want to partner with you as you make the transition from active treatment to living beyond your diagnosis. We are committed to supporting you on this journey.
After completing radiation, you will return for your one-month follow-up visit and meet with our nurse practitioner who is experienced in radiation and medical oncology as well as survivorship care. At this visit, you will be given a personalized treatment summary and breast care plan. The treatment summary will detail your journey from the time of diagnosis to completion of treatment. Our nurse practitioner will review this in detail and answer any questions you may have. This useful tool provides you a succinct, easy-to-access overview of your diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care plan.
During this visit, we will discuss the potential long-term physical effects of treatment and appropriate management. We will also highlight living beyond your diagnosis and provide many helpful resources for emotional, social, and sexual health. At this visit, we invite you to ask questions, address any fears, celebrate the end of treatment, or anything in between. Our goal is to meet you where you are, walk alongside you in this journey, and provide resources to help you be your best self and live your best life!