Anchorage: (907) 276-2400
Mat-Su Valley: (907) 745-2900
Gamma Knife: (907) 276-5555

Survivorship

What You Need To Know About Cancer Survivorship

As a cancer survivor you are, no doubt, relieved to be finished with active treatment. You are probably uncertain about what will come next — and you are beginning to realize there is a lot more to healing from cancer than completing the medical treatments.

After you have finished your radiation treatments at Anchorage (or Valley) Radiation Therapy Center you will have an opportunity to schedule a private appointment with our nurse practitioner experienced in cancer survivorship. She will be aware of your particular cancer journey and will assess your concerns and any side affects you may be experiencing. She will also

  • Help you develop strategies to manage any issues you are having
  • Provide you with a personalized cancer treatment summary and a survivorship care plan for your records and your physicians
  • Discuss late effects of treatment
  • Recommend cancer screening and discuss possible cancer risks
  • Review recommendations for lifestyle changes to promote health
  • Help you identify When to Call the Doctor
  • Share various resources
  • Schedule time with our on-site dietitian

Like all of the staff at our Centers, our Nurses are dedicated to providing you with state-of-the-art medical treatment in an atmosphere of compassion and care.

What to bring to your appointment

Here are a few tips on how to get the most from your visit:

Write down everything you want to discuss before your appointment. You may also want to keep a diary, recording the date and time of any symptoms you have, any treatments you used, and whether or
not they were helpful. All this will help you make sure you cover all your questions and concerns.

Ask a friend or relative to come with you. They can act as a second set of ears and help you understand anything that isn’t clear.

Talk about your feelings. It is common for cancer survivors to feel anxious, fearful, or depressed. You will feel better if you talk about these issues and Muff may be able to help you.

For your private appointment  call 907.276.2400 today.

 

Anchorage & Valley Radiation Therapy Centers

Anchorage:
Phone: 907.276.2400
Toll-Free: 877.276.4655
Fax: 907.276.4888
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am–5:30pm
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Valley:
Phone: 907.745.2900
Toll-Free: 877.276.4655
Fax: 907.745.2999
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am–5:00pm
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