The experience of every cancer patient is different. However, a new research project bringing together consumers and clinicians hopes to fill the gaps in services assisting cancer survivors in the state's North.
The project is being led by the Northern Cancer Service, incorporating the WP Holman Clinic, the Mersey Day Oncology Unit and the North West Cancer Centre.
By bringing together the lived experiences of cancer patients with the knowledge of staff, WP Holman Clinic nurse consultant Jen Siemsen said the research was aimed at improving the void many patients experienced after completing treatment.
"We hear lots of stories about when they [the patients] feel well supported, to times when they feel like they have no one to turn to," she said.
"We have a lot of anecdotal evidence around gaps in a service, and not providing what people need, post that acute treatment.
"This project is going to allow us to hear from our patients and our consumers, what it is they think will help them."
It's estimated more than 3200 Tasmanians will receive a new cancer diagnosis in 2019.
With a research team consisting of consumers, nurses and social workers from the Northern Cancer Service - Holman Clinic auxiliary volunteer and cancer survivor Pat Groves said her role was to "keep the team honest".
"I am advocating for the patients," she said.
"Because I am not involved clinically, I see things differently. It's very important to get those different perspectives.
"What the clinicians are looking for, and what the patients are looking for, might not necessarily match up."
Cancer Council Tasmania's Ros Brealey said ensuring a patients felt support post-treatment was a vital part of their recovery.
"You can get through the physical part, generally, but that emotional and mental support is huge," she said.
"We offer that, but there is also this gap with finishing treatment."
Findings from the research will be published in November.