Session

Survivorship care programme in surgical oncology

State-of-the-art Lecture 4

  • Location:
    Room 1, Capital suite (level 3)
  • Chair:
     B.T. Jensen, Aarhus (DK)
Introduction
Establishing a research-focused and nurse-driven survivorship clinic across cancer surgical specialities
 T. Juul, Aarhus (DK)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Cancer in the pelvic region includes highly prevalent cancer types such as endometrial-, prostate-, and colorectal cancer, and the treatment is managed by different disciplines like gynaecology, urology, colorectal surgery and oncology. Across disciplines, the treatment modalities have many similarities, thus, these patient-groups also suffer from similar long term sequelae. Bowel-, urinary- and sexual dysfunction are common long term sequelae, all affecting the patients’ quality of life.

In Aarhus/Denmark a nurse-led multidisciplinary survivorship clinic is currently being established. The main idea is to unite the expertise from all relevant disciplines to offer the best possible care and treatment of these multi-faceted long term sequelae, and to establish a research environment across the usual frontiers between clinical disciplines and traditional professional boundaries.