Tag: Survivorship care plans

Better Equipping Primary Care Physicians to Care for Cancer Survivors

There’s encouraging news out today that Americans’ risk of dying of cancer has declined 20 percent over the past two decades. The drop in cancer deaths has translated into a growing population of survivors of the disease, particularly in children. But there’s more data recently published. It questions whether primary care doctors are prepared to…

What Is A Survivor’s Role in Survivorship Care Planning and Why Is It Important

By Tayla Salz, PhD I am a researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and I am interested in determining if cancer survivors get the information they need to get the best possible health care after they finish cancer treatment. After finishing cancer treatment, many cancer survivors become lost in the medical system….