Shikha Jain, MD, oncologist and hematologist at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital, pointed out that survivorship care is a fairly recent phenomenon simply because so many patients are living cancer-free much longer than they used to. Dr Jain told Medscape that “ASCO recommends that each patient have a survivorship visit with her doctor—an hour-long general discussion about testing and routine follow-up, and a conversation about the symptoms of reoccurrence. This is very important in order to minimize unnecessary testing.”
About Shikha Jain, MD FACP
I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.