EM1908E "Cancer Survivorship Care: Instructions Not Included!" (IM GR-080919)
Purpose and Overview:
Cancer survivors constitute a rapidly expanding part of the US population. Considering the long-term and late effects of cancer / cancer treatment, care of cancer survivors poses a public health challenge. Existing and emerging data suggest significant gaps in knowledge, research, and care of cancer survivors. Despite efforts by professional organizations, government agencies and patient advocacy groups over the past 3 decades, cancer survivorship care remains fragmented and often inadequate. This review is intended to raise healthcare providers’ awareness of the unique needs of cancer survivors, and challenges in implementation of cancer survivorship programs.
UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Understand cancer survivorship and its public health implications
- Recognize late and long-term effects of cancer treatment
- Apply basic concepts of cancer survivorship into patient care
Navid Sadeghi, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology Oncology
- 1.00 AMA