Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Survivorship Program
The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Survivorship Program addresses the unique needs of women with breast cancer as they complete treatment and enter into survivorship. Following your visit with the Survivorship Program you will receive an individualized Survivorship Care Plan to follow and share with your primary care provider.
What is a Survivorship Care Plan?
A Survivorship Care Plan is an outline of your cancer history, providing important details of your diagnosis and treatment, as well as a roadmap for moving forward. Long-term follow-up guidelines include:
- A schedule for follow-up visits, screening tests, and labs
- Common side effects of treatment with suggestions and treatment options
- Screening recommendations for late effects of cancer treatment
- Wellness recommendations aimed to decrease risk of recurrence and improve quality of life and overall health
Your Survivorship Care Plan will be shared with other members of your care team including your Primary Care Provider. This document will help to improve communication between you, your oncology care team, and other health care providers as you move forward.
Who is Eligible?
Any woman with breast cancer who sees a surgeon or medical oncologist in the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center AND has completed initial treatment (surgery, chemotherapy or radiation) is eligible to receive survivorship care. If you are currently using tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor you are eligible to participate.
What to Expect
You will meet with a nurse practitioner or physician assistant specializing in breast cancer survivorship. During this visit a review of common side effects from treatment such as anxiety, fatigue, hot flashes and sexual health concerns will be discussed. . A physical exam will be performed with special attention to potential late effects of treatment and any functional limitations that may impact daily living. . A visit will also include counseling and education on optimizing health and wellness with referrals to our many experts in the Cancer Center as needed.
Following your visit, your care plan will be finalized and sent to you and your primary care provider.
Preparing for Your Visit
Results from tests performed at Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) are available to us in your medical chart. Please provide a copy of the following tests if they were not completed at NMG: Bone Density Test (DEXA scan), colonoscopy procedures (including pathology reports), cholesterol and Vitamin D levels. It is also helpful to have a list of all medications (with dosages) you currently take, including vitamins and supplements.
Supportive Oncology Program
The Lurie Cancer Center offers a wide range of supportive services to our patients and their families. The Survivorship Program will review all of the available services to you, as well as information about upcoming events and educational programs. In addition, many clinical trials are offered that focus on improving the quality of life of cancer survivors. Ask your health care providers if a clinical trial might be right for you.
Prentice Women's Hospital
Maggie Daley Women's Cancer Center
250 E. Superior Street, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60611
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To make an appointment or learn more about the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program:
call 312.695.0990 or 1.800.LURIE.CC