Cancer survivorship and adulting is A LOT for anyone to manage, but especially if you're an emerging young adult preoccupied with employability, health insurance coverage, and independent living. However, part of 'adulting' is recognizing that the lifelong need for customized follow up medical care because of your cancer treatment rests squarely on your shoulders and … Continue reading Survivorship and Adulting
Truth: every wardrobe needs a little black dress or black bow tie just as every cancer survivor needs a cancer treatment summary. A cancer treatment summary is a detailed summary of your diagnosis, treatment along with your risk profile for late effects and recommendations for future monitoring diagnostics. A thorough treatment summary includes the following: … Continue reading Black Dress or Bow Tie: Got One?!
Cluster: WHAT?! Clustering is THE way I 'do' survivorship, cancer and transplant. You see, during the immediate post-transplant period, I was interfacing with the healthcare system almost daily by phone and weekly in person. As time marched forward and I gained confidence in my knowledge of heart transplant and got to know my heart and … Continue reading Cluster: What?!