Nurse navigators should remember that many patients will experience late effects. A discussion of known late effects from treatments used in the active stage of treatment should be a part of survivor care planning, and annual patient assessments should include a review of known late effects. In addition, potential late effects should be communicated to the primary care team to help ameliorate issues associated with them.
1. Bjerkerot P. Navigating patients with comorbidities and late effects of cancer. Oral presentation at: Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit; April 7-9, 2016; Orlando, FL.