Dr. Sanft Discusses Yale Cancer Center's Survivorship Program

December 12, 2014
Tara Sanft, MD

Tara Sanft, MD, assistant professor of medicine (medical oncology), medical director, Adult Survivorship, Yale Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic, discusses Yale's survivorship program, which is composed of three clinics.

Tara Sanft, MD, assistant professor of medicine (medical oncology), medical director, Adult Survivorship, Yale Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic, discusses Yale’s survivorship program, which is composed of three clinics.

Sanft says the main clinic that falls under the survivorship program at Yale is the multidisciplinary clinic. When patients go to this clinic, four different providers — a medical professional, a registered dietician, a physical therapist, and a social worker — meet with the patient over the course of 2 hours. This allows the patient to receive an individualized treatment summary and survivorship care plan.

The treatment summary goes over the patients’ next steps after their cancer treatment, how to maximize their health, and how to deal with various psychosocial complications.

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