Models of Care for Cancer Survivorship
Adults without evidence of disease after primary, curative treatment for any stage of cancer comprise the target population. Both clinical outcomes (recurrence, surveillance) and quality of life (QoL) outcomes (quality of life, patient satisfaction) from follow-up strategies reported for patients at all levels of risk of recurrence are of interest.
Intended Guideline Users
- Health professionals who are responsible for the care of adults with cancer who are clinically disease free after receiving curative treatment.
- Health professionals engaged in the care of adults with cancer who are clinically disease free after receiving curative treatment and who would make referrals to the appropriate care team.
- Administrative and system leaders responsible for implementing high-quality evidence informed survivorship services for adults with cancer who are clinically disease free after receiving curative treatment.
- What are the models described in the literature for the follow-up care of adults with cancer who have completed treatment and are clinically disease free?
- Are certain models favoured for survivors of specific cancer types in terms of the following:
- Clinical outcomes (e.g., surveillance, recurrence)
- Survivor quality of life outcomes (e.g., quality of life, patient satisfaction)
Psychosocial Oncology Care