Post-Breast Cancer Guidelines: Are Providers Listening?

pexels-photo-579474.jpegShikha 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.”

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