Cancer Survivorship (29:32)

a seminar included in:

COURSE: Core Competencies in Interdisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation



A cancer survivor is any person with a history of cancer, from the time of diagnosis, through the remainder of their life. Due to advances in medical technology, there are more cancer survivors alive in the nation today. That also equates to more people living longer with a chronic disease of cancer as well as the long-term effects of their cancer and treatments.

This course defines cancer survivorship and discusses the purpose of survivorship programs and services to: 1) address the long-term needs of cancer survivors, 2) monitor and manage the long-term and late effects, and 3) promote health and well-being. We will discuss survivorship care as an essential component in cancer care, and the goals of survivorship for both the survivor as and the healthcare organization. We will also discuss barriers to implementing this care.

The audience will be educated on current survivorship research, models of care, domains, as well as the importance of the development of survivorship standards of care. This course will further discuss the implementation of the survivorship care plan (SCP) and the cancer industry standards that drive compliance to support the survivor as well as improve overall care coordination between the oncology and primary care team.


  • Define cancer survivors and survivorship care
  • Review examples of survivorship programs and services
  • Understand the needs of survivors and co-survivors
  • Define current survivorship care standards
  • Review current survivorship models of care
  • Discuss the role of the survivorship care plan
  • Understand barriers to implementing survivorship programs
  • Understand national resources on survivorship for healthcare professionals