BACKGROUND: Cancer survivors often experience long‑term negative consequences of their cancer and cancer treatment. With increasing numbers of survivors and duration of survival, a sustainable model of care is required to better meet the needs of cancer survivors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to outline the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Model of Survivorship Care, summarising the critical components of cancer survivorship care. DISCUSSION: Recommendations include: a systematic, multidisciplinary care approach that optimises self-management and enhances coordinated and integrated survivor-centred care from diagnosis; stratified care pathways based on survivors' needs, capacity to self-manage and anticipated treatment sequelae; a focus of care on wellness, healthy lifestyle, symptom management and prevention of life-altering and life threatening late effects in addition to cancer surveillance; development of a treatment summary and care plan; and equitable, timely access to services, while minimising unnecessary use of healthcare services.
- Clinical Oncology Society of Australia
- Cancer survivorship care
- position statement
- Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Model of Survivorship Care
- sustainable models
- cancer survivors