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Survivorship FAQs

Our goal is for you to leave with information and resources related to your diagnosis that are beneficial to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I be seen in the Adult Survivorship program?
The program is open to all patients who have completed cancer treatment. We offer care for survivors of any cancer diagnosis, as well as disease-specific services.

When should I come to the Adult Survivorship program?
The UM Survivorship program is currently seeing patients within 6 months of completing active treatment. Patients may still be taking medications, such as hormonal therapies for breast or prostate cancer, and they are welcome in our program.

How can I be seen in the Adult Survivorship program?
To visit the Adult Survivorship Program, your Oncology healthcare provider should refer patients. Please discuss with your Oncology Healthcare provider if you have not been referred so that they can help facilitate the scheduling of your appointment.

Will my health insurance cover my visit?
In most cases, yes. University of Miami’s Survivorship program can help answer questions about payment for this visit. To learn more, contact SCCCSURVIVORSHIP@miami.edu

What is a Survivorship Care Plan?
This is a personalized care plan that gives you and all the doctors involved in your care a written document that details the treatments you received for your cancer. It also give a schedule of upcoming and recommended follow up visits going forward. This is a time when general healthy living tips and local and national resources and reviewed and information is given to you.

Will my cancer care transfer from my oncologist to a survivorship provider?
No, survivorship services are designed to complement ongoing care.

What is Cancer Survivorship Research?
Cancer survivorship research:

  • Encompasses the physical, psychosocial, and economic effects of cancer diagnosis and its treatment.
  • Includes issues related to health care delivery, access, and follow up care, in cancer survivors.
  • Focuses on the health and life of a person beyond the acute diagnosis and treatment phase.
  • Seeks to both prevent and control adverse cancer diagnosis and treatment-related outcomes such as late effects treatment, second cancers, and poor quality of life.
  • Provides a knowledge base regarding excellent follow-up care and surveillance of cancers, and to optimize health after cancer treatment.

 

For questions or more information regarding the UM Survivorship program or Survivor events, please contact SCCCSURVIVORSHIP@miami.edu.