To the patient who has just completed their treatment - Congratulations!
Now we need to talk about getting to your New Normal... and to understand the consequences of your therapy.
— Leonard Sender, MD

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 1

Congratulations!

  • What is meant by the 'New Normal'?

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 2

The End of Treatment Summary

  • What is the 'End of Treatment Summary'?
  • What does 'Cumulative Dose' mean and how can it affect future health?
  • How long do I need to keep the 'End of Treatment Summary'?
  • How does the 'End of Treatment Summary' help set future goals for healing?

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 3

Healing from the Effects of Treatment

  • What can be done to reduce nausea?
  • Side effects that may follow radiation
  • Other potential side effects following treatment
  • What is meant by 'chemobrain'?
  • Body image after treatment
  • Feelings of sadness or loneliness

Getting Healthy after Treatment

  • Learn about a healthy post-cancer diet
  • What does BMI mean?
  • Which foods to avoid
  • Start moving and setting exercise goals

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 4

The First Five Years

  • Why the first 5 years is considered an important milestone
  • Follow-up during the first 5 years
  • Can cancer come back?
  • Remaining vigilant for symptoms of recurrence
  • What if cancer recurs?

Now that you’re past the five-year mark be encouraged and keep going!
By sharing your story you can help other people - your knowledge becomes our knowledge.
This is how we encourage and empower one another
— Lilibeth Torno, MD

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 5

After Five Years

  • What is secondary cancer?
  • Participating in research
  • What is 'mentoring' and how can it help?

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 6

Developing a Healthy Lifestyle

  • Learn about a healthy post-cancer diet
  • What does BMI mean?
  • Which foods to avoid
  • Start moving and setting exercise goals

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 7

A Final Word

  • We encourage and empower one another!

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 8

Graduating from Pediatric Care

  • When is it time to graduate from pediatric care?
  • The importance of the follow-up plan
  • The role of the primary care physician

 


CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 9

Managing Stress, Fatigue and School

  • Is it normal to be stressed after cancer treatment?
  • Managing stress after cnacer treatment
  • Low energy after treatment
  • Going back to school

 


CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 10

Teen and Young Adult Issues

  • What is meant by 'health literacy'?
  • Finding reputable resources on the web
  • Alcohol and its impact on recovery
  • Can smoking marijuana affect a teens recovery?
  • Tobacco and health
  • Taking someone else's prescription drugs
  • How some cancer treatments can affect a boy's reproductive health
  • How some cancer treatments can affect a girl's reproductive health
  • Preventing sexually transmitted diseases

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 11

Working Toward Independence

  • Taking leadership in your own care
  • Staying in touch

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 12

From Healing to Wellbeing

  • Never say 'Never'!
  • Using resources to find your 'New Normal'
  • Setting long-term health goals
  • An active lifestyle means a healthy lifestyle
  • Get busy living... you're past the 5 year mark!

CHOC SURVIVORSHIP GUIDE Part 13

You're a Survivor!


CHOC SURVIVORSHIP eBOOK

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