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Survivorship, Surveillance, & Back to Work

Best Practices

Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Here at Trinitas Regional Medical Center/Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center we follow the NCCN definition of survivorship. Patients are survivors from the day of diagnosis throughout their lives. In order to meet the complex needs of these individuals a multidisciplinary team approach is vital. Care is consistently coordinated within the team involving Oncologists, Navigator, APN, Social Worker, Dietician, Physical Therapists, Complementary Therapist and Nursing. Quality of Life is evaluated and a care plan is developed with a focus on the patient’s current needs as well as the standards...

Research & Evidence

Aiuppa, Laura; Maria Hewitt; Sharyl J. Nass
The National Academies of Sciences
Mehnert, Anja
Critical Reviews in Oncology and Hematology

Brochures/Reference

Manager's Kit

After you’ve told your manager about your diagnosis, it will help to have a framework for discussions about your job. Understand that your manager will probably be worried for you — and for the company. The best antidote is information, which is why we created this kit. It contains need-to-know laws relating to cancer in the workplace; successful workplace strategies; tips for dealing with your HR department; and more. We recommend detaching this page and sharing the rest of the kit with your manager. Additional resources for both you and your employer can be found at cancerandcareers.org