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.


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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.