Primary care providers play an important role in the care of cancer survivors regardless of whether the survivors continue to also be followed by oncologists and/or other specialists.

Comprehensive care must include:

  • Prevention and surveillance for recurrences, including assessment of genetics and other risk factors
  • Surveillance and management of physical late effects of cancer and its treatment
  • Surveillance and management of psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment
  • General medical care, including management of chronic conditions,┬ádisease prevention and health promotion
  • Care coordination, communication/decision making

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