Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Program
The Knight Cancer Institute Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Clinic was established to address the unique long-term challenges faced by transplant survivors.
Some survivors have physical problems, emotional and social challenges or sexual concerns while others have difficulty learning to live with the uncertainty of their cancer returning. Our goal is to work with you and your primary care provider to help identify strategies to help you live your best life. We provide ongoing monitoring for delayed side effects and complications caused by previous cancer therapies. Though relatively rare, these “late effects” are potentially serious, often subtle and difficult to diagnose.
About the Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Program
The Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Clinic provides a personalized treatment summary with a clear plan for follow-up visits and scheduling any necessary labs or imaging. Additionally we address wellness education for the future. This may include referrals for psychosocial support groups, nutritional counseling, genetic counseling, physical therapy, integrative medicine, pain control and other specialty treatments.
Appointments are scheduled on the first and third Tuesdays of every month between 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Appointments are made approximately eight weeks in advance to provide enough time for us to gather and review your medical records. This will help us develop an individualized care plan to address your personal health and concerns.
The following topics will be discussed and recommendations made at your consult visit:
- Immunity and infections
- Secondary cancers (cancers that occur as a result of prior cancer treatment)
- Adjustments professionally, socially and emotionally
- Additional resources
We will also discuss complications in the following areas:
- Central and peripheral nervous system (short term memory , concentration and cognitive issues)
- Endocrine (thyroid function, insulin and glucose control)
Possible Side Effects and Symptoms Related to Bone Marrow Transplant:
- Change in skin texture or flexibility
- Dry eyes
- Dry mouth or difficulty swallowing
- Chronic cough or shortness of breath with activity
- Decreased appetite or irritable bowel symptoms
- Sexual dysfunction related to hormone changes
- Depression or anxiety over illness or financial matters
- Low self-esteem related to changes in bodily functions and appearance
- Changes in intimate relationships related to sexual dysfunction
- Job changes or accommodations in a current job related to illness and recovery
- Limitations in ability to participate in social activities and sports due to chronic pain and muscle and skin changes
Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Clinic Referral information
If you have had a bone marrow transplant, whether at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute or another transplant center, and are at least one year post-treatment, we encourage you to contact our clinic for a comprehensive evaluation. Please provide us with the names of your current providers, including your primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner), oncologist, eye doctor and dentist, as well as any specialty providers you may also see.
For questions about our clinic or to schedule an appointment with one of our providers, please contact:
Greta Hartman, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N. Survivorship Program Coordinator at 503 418-1558 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our clinic is located in the Center for Hematologic Malignancies, Multnomah Pavilion, 2NW.
- Susan Slater, M.N., F.N.P. – Survivorship nurse practitioner
- Greta Hartman, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N. – Survivorship program coordinator