Life after breast, prostate, and colon cancer: Primary care’s role

Cancer survivorship continually improves and the primary care health professional has a crucial role in caring for the patient’s needs. All survivors of cancer require ongoing care including surveillance, health promotion and interventions for the effects of cancer. The American Society of Clinical Oncology has developed recommendations for follow-up with survivors including more frequent surveillance within the first months and years after treatment, advice for diet, exercise and mental health, possible long term adverse effects and developing a shared-care survivorship care plan. This article focuses on the needs of survivors who have suffered from breast, prostate or colon cancer. Read the full article here.
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