The LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence at UNC Lineberger was formed with a $1.5 million grant and charged with developing survivorship programs and services.
The Testicular Cancer Survivorship Clinic was established in 2008 as a part of this initiative. Patients who have completed definitive therapy for testicular cancer are transitioned into the clinic for follow-up care and management. Components of each survivorship visit include a physical exam, appropriate labs and imaging, and assessment and management of treatment-related side effects.
Each patient receives a personalized Survivorship Care Plan that includes the following:
- Oncology follow-up schedule based on NCCN guidelines
- Health Maintenance & Promotion
- General, Exercise, Dental/Vision Care, Nutrition, Smoking
- Possible Side Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment
- Supportive Services
Patients are also provided with a comprehensive Treatment Summary that outlines the details of their cancer treatment.
The Testicular Cancer Survivorship Clinic is a Nurse Practitioner run clinic coordinated by Mary Dunn, ANP. Appointments are available on the second Friday of each month. For more information or to refer a patient, please call 919-966-0000.