Cancer survivorship care plans, financial toxicity, and financial planning alleviating financial distress among cancer survivors

Steven S. Coughlin, Lorraine T. Dean

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Concomitant with the increasing use of cancer care plans has been an increasing awareness of the potential for oncology care to result in long-term financial burdens and financial toxicity. Cancer survivors can benefit from information on support and resources to help them navigate the challenges after acute cancer treatment. While cancer survivorship plans could be a vehicle for patients to receive information on how to mitigate financial toxicity, cancer survivorship plans have typically not dealt with the financial impact of cancer treatment or follow-up care. Embedding information into cancer survivorship plans on how to reduce or avoid financial toxicity presents an opportunity to address a highly prevalent patient need. Patient-centered qualitative studies are needed to assess the type, format, and level of detail of the information provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1969-1971
Number of pages3
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019
Externally publishedYes



  • Cancer survivors
  • Cancer survivorship care plans
  • Costs
  • Financial distress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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