Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Plans
Gisele Rohde, MPAP, PA -C
Mission Hope is pleased to introduce Gisele Rohde, who holds a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of California San Diego. She has had comprehensive hands-on training in surgical assisting through Yale University’s Norwalk Hospital and in breast oncology with Dr. Monica Rocco. She moved from Los Angeles to raise her family on the central coast and has been working within the community for the past four and a half years.
Have you received your survivorship care plan? Our breast cancer survivorship care plans are individualized for each patient and are exclusive to their healthcare needs as their journey moves forward from acute treatments to long term survivorship. With the help of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), we provide you with your personal packet to have for review and to keep for your records. The survivorship care plans have traditionally been mailed following completion of treatment; however, we are now able to review them with you in person which provides the opportunity to answer questions and direct further follow-ups as needed.
Type of information provided within the survivorship plan: Treatment summaries
• Contact information of your treating providers
• Personal cancer diagnosis with stage and pathology information
• Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment summaries
• Potential or ongoing adverse reactions of treatments received Follow-up care plan
• Need for continued cancer therapy (for example hormonal therapy) with planned duration of time
• Schedule of continued follow-up visits with your breast surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, and others as applicable • Schedule of continued screening tests
• Contacts for continued resources available through Mission Hope Health Center (for example counseling, physical therapy, support groups, dietary and financial support)
If you have completed your breast cancer treatments and have not had a follow-up to review your survivorship plan, you are welcome to meet with me so I can answer any questions you may have about going forward. I strongly believe that each patient should be an active participant in his/her wellbeing, and I work hard to provide education about disease prevention and health promotion.
Appointments can be made with Gisele in Dr. Rocco’s office at 805.346.3456.
Who is a cancer survivor?
One definition of “survivor” in the Institute of Medicine Report, “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition,” states that, “an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of cancer diagnosis through the balance of his or her life, according to the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and the NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship.”