Aim: This study evaluated the use and impact of a survivorship care plan (SCP) in breast cancer survivors. Methods: An SCP was implemented at the end of treatment in a cohort of 68 Australian breast cancer survivors. Utility, cancer care coordination, satisfaction with medical care, quality of life and unmet needs were measured at baseline, 6 and 18 months. Results: In total, 56% of participants at 6 months and 51% at 18 months reported continued use of the SCP during follow-up consultations. Younger women were more likely to use the SCP. Overall quality of life improved over time, however, endocrine symptoms worsened significantly, especially in younger women. Conclusion: Younger women, who frequently suffer from debilitating endocrine symptoms, may be the group most likely to benefit from an SCP.
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