Breast Cancer Survivors Call For More "Survivorship Care" From Primary Care Physicians

News — By on January 20, 2009 at 1:00 am

As the nation’s growing population of breast cancer survivors ages, many patients will likely develop common chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, and they’ll need specialized care to balance those problems with the late effects of cancer therapies they received. They’ll also need screenings and advice about new strategies for preventing recurrences of their disease.

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