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How Cancer Survivorship Care is Changing

According to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, cancer survivorship programs and services used to be something that patients would think about as they neared the end of active treatment, but that’s changing.

“More Americans are surviving cancer than ever before, and partly as a result of that, the model for survivorship care is changing,” says Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, director of Dana-Farber’s Adult Survivorship Program. “Whereas 10 years ago we might not have referred a patient to a survivorship program until well after treatment ended, today we’re tailoring care to engage patients in survivorship programs even before they end active cancer treatment.”

Today’s survivorship services and programs can benefit cancer patients in range of areas, including:

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This article is excerpted from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Insight Blog.

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