Skin cancers of the head & neck

Follow-up care

When their initial treatment is completed, patients are referred to Markey's survivorship clinic. The survivorship clinic is designed to connect a patient's medical history with their future quality of life after treatment is over.

During a meeting with a nurse practitioner, patients will review their survivorship care plan. This includes:

  • a treatment summary
  • a list of integrative medicine services at Markey
  • an overview of immunizations and suggested cancer screenings based on the patient's age

Ask your nurse practitioner for more information on dieting, exercising and other daily activities following your initial treatment.

Dietitians and patient navigators are available as needed to help patients identify important aspects of their continuing health care. This may include long-term or late effects of treatment, diet and smoking cessation. Social workers specialized in oncology and financial counselors are available for counseling as well.

Patients also receive a personalized care plan, in line with national best practices for ongoing survivorship care.

They are referred to a primary care provider if they don't already have one.

For more information on the survivorship clinic for skin cancers of the head and neck, please contact your care team.

Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.

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