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The Testicular Cancer Survivorship Clinic helps patients transition from treatment to a new normal

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.

The clinic is part of the UNC Lineberger Cancer Survivorship Program and provides resources to patients and families in coordination with the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.

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
    • Resources

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 984-974-0000.