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Your move to the ACT Clinic is an exciting milestone. It marks the official transition of care from your original treating clinic to the ACT Clinic. The After Completion of Therapy Clinic, or ACT Clinic, helps bridge the gap between active treatment at St. Jude and the long-term health care needs of adulthood. The clinic’s goal is to help survivors stay healthy.
ACT Clinic staff will:
Most ACT patients are seen on a regular basis until age 18 or 10 years after diagnosis, whichever occurs later. We are here for you, and we look forward to building a strong and caring relationship with you.
The ACT Clinic has a special scheduling team to plan your check-up.
To make sure they can reach you, please let us know about changes of address, phone numbers and email.
The aim of the ACT Clinic is to keep you healthy after cancer. One of the most important things we do is help you find local health care providers to care for your needs throughout adulthood.
ACT Clinic staff will look at all the treatments you received and any ongoing health concerns. We will use those details to create a survivorship care plan.
It is a tool you will be able to use for the rest of your life. You should share the survivorship care plan with your local health care providers.
They will use it as a guide to monitor your health and risk factors as you age.
The plan includes:
ACT Clinic staff will update the plan during your yearly check-ups. You may also access your plan on the St. Jude patient portal.
A social worker sees every survivor at the first ACT Clinic visit; at any other visit, as needed; and at the final visit. Social workers are also ready to help you overcome the challenges of survivorship.
You may see a social worker to discuss topics such as:
If you need any of these services before your first ACT evaluation, call 901-595-3658 and ask to speak to an ACT social worker.
Reviewed: September 2022