Survivorship Toolkit

Survivorship Toolkit

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology has developed a number of resources for cancer survivors to help guide you on next steps after treatment.* Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and routine examinations are key to fighting recurrence. The following tools can be used in conjunction with information provided by your physician or cancer care team. You can also direct your health care provider to these resources so that they may be accurately completed and used. Seek a specialist near you.

Treatment Summary and Survivorship Care Plans

These forms can be used by either you as the patient or your health care provider to summarize treatment and list any side effects you may experience. These forms are specific to the type of cancer you were treated for.

Self-Care Plan

Review this Gynecologic Cancer Self Care Plan for ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle overall. This plan can be used by anyone treated for a gynecologic cancer, regardless of disease type.

Information Cards

These wallet-sized information cards are a convenient way to keep all of your vital information at-a-glance and always with you. They include important contact numbers should you need to reach a member of your cancer care team quickly, or find yourself in an emergency. There is a different version depending on the type of cancer and your risk-level, so be sure to consult your health care provider about which is most appropriate for you.

Survivorship Calendar

This one-page Survivorship Calendar will help you keep track of your appointments after your cancer treatment. An additional page lets you keep key contact numbers handy and make important notes. Useful in print or electronic formats.

*SGO developed these resources as an outgrowth of the paper “Posttreatment surveillance and diagnosis of recurrence in women with gynecologic malignancies: Society of Gynecologic Oncologists recommendations,” by Ritu Salani, MD, MBA; Floor J. Backes, MD; Michael Fung Kee Fung, MB, BS; Christine H. Holschneider, MD; Lynn P. Parker, MD; Robert E. Bristow, MD, MBA; and Barbara A. Goff, MD. The paper was published in the June 2011 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.