Survivorship and Primary Care
Why is survivorship care important for primary care clinicians?
According to 2018 data from the American Cancer Society, as of January 2016, there were 15.5 million American living with histories of cancer. Most primary care clinicians want to care for survivors, yet they report the need for more training and resources. This module is intended to provide an overview of the guidelines and recommendations for cancer survivorship for primary care physicians.
After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the standards of care for cancer survivorship in primary care.
- Describe the role primary care physicians have during and post-cancer treatment for patients.
- Assess your practice’s current care for cancer survivors and develop a plan for improvement.
Who Should Complete this Module?
Physicians, along with care teams.