Continuing Bone Marrow Transplant Care
The LongTerm Follow Up (LTFU) department is available for all post-transplant concerns, including those that occur years from your transplant date. We are a resource for you, your family, and your referring oncologist committed to bring you back to a productive and statisfying lifestyle.
LONG TERM FOLLOW UP TEAM:
As you recuperate from your autologous or allogeneic transplant, the LTFU department will be actively involved to facilitate your recovery in the best possible manner. We will become familiar with you early in the transplant process, then become increasingly involved with your care as time goes on. We monitor your physical and emotional well-being throughout your recovery.
The long term follow up department consists of a multidisciplinary team:
- Your primary transplanting physician: Your physician will continue to see you on a regular basis for clinic visits.
- The long term follow-up transplanting physician: This physician will direct long term follow-up needs.
- A nurse practitioner dedicated to long-term follow-up.
- A nurse coordinator dedicated to long-term follow-up.
- A social worker dedicated to bone marrow transplant.
- A nutritionist dedicated to the specific needs of the bone marrow transplant patient.
- A psychologist dedicated to bone marrow transplant.
Other consulting physicians and services will be actively involved in your care as your physician deems necessary. These services include:
- Infectious disease
- Physical therapy
The LTFU department wants to ensure that you receive support and surveillance for any health problems that may arise following transplant. Additionally, patients may develop secondary health problems related to medications. For these reasons, we have developed specific screening guidelines to monitor for post-transplant complications so that treatment can be started before these complications become a problem. All the information provided to you by the LTFU department will be sent to your referring oncologist as well.
The LTFU department and your primary transplanting physician will be involved with your referring oncologist in monitoring your long term health.