Survivorship plan

After your treatment is completed, your doctor or treating team should provide you with a treatment summary that details all the care you received, including:

  • diagnostic tests done and their results
  • type/s of treatment used and amount given
  • treatment plans from other health professionals
  • support services provided to you
  • contact information for key care providers.

You and your GP also should receive a follow-up care or ‘survivorship’ plan. This will include information about:

  • the follow-up care you need to have
  • plans for managing any treatment side effects if they occur
  • signs and symptoms to look out for that might mean cancer has come back
  • who to contact if you have any concerns or think the cancer may have returned.

Your plan also should include information about the health professionals and/or organisations that can provide support if you need it, and advice about healthy living.