Dr. Sanft Discusses the Essential Components of a Survivorship Care Plan

April 15, 2015
Tara Sanft, MD

Tara Sanft, MD, assistant professor of medicine (medical oncology), medical director, Adult Survivorship, Yale Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic, outlines the essential components for a survivorship care plan.

Tara Sanft, MD, assistant professor of medicine (medical oncology), medical director, Adult Survivorship, Yale Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic, outlines the essential components for a survivorship care plan.

Sanft says all plans should include a detailed treatment summary as well as potential late- and long-term side effects. Information on surveillance and how to detect second cancers are also an important part of a survivorship plan, Sanft says.

The plan should also include resources about healthy lifestyle behaviors, financial help, mental health help and support for family members.