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Once your active treatment is complete, you may wonder what happens. The transition to this phase of survivorship is unique for each period. You can also download ASCO's booklet (PDF) on this topic to help you during this transition.
Keep a Written Record of Your Treatment
Download forms to fill out with your doctor about what treatment(s) you received and outline the schedule for follow-up care.
Read about keeping a complete record of your medical care and the importance of doing so.
Learn the definitions of medical terms you may hear after your cancer treatment is completed.
Manage Side Effects
Find out more about the symptoms and management of common side effects that survivors may experience after the treatment period is over, called late effects.
Read detailed information about long-term and late effects for childhood cancer survivors.
Get an introduction to survivorship in a post-treatment period, including adjusting to various life changes that often follow treatment for cancer.
Explore the role of patient advocates in the cancer community, find information on ASCO's patient advocacy programs, and learn more about public policy advocacy.
Get guidance on setting realistic goals when making lifestyle changes such as better nutrition or more physical activity.
Find more assistance with this list of organizations that focus on survivorship.
Last Updated: May 07, 2012