Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Steps in Recovery
Steps in Recovery

It is just as important to plan for success after cancer treatment as it is before beginning it, experts say. In 2006, the Institute of Medicine (the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences) recommended that every cancer patient receive an individualized survivorship care plan that includes guidelines for monitoring and maintaining his or her health going forward. Dr. Patricia A. Ganz, director of cancer prevention and control research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has worked with the National Institutes of Health on this issue for years as a researcher and a clinician. She specializes in treating cancer survivors. “Patients were telling us that they were...