This presentation will provide background on the epidemiology of cancer survivorship and the growing numbers of individuals with a history of cancer who are in primary care clinical practice. You will learn not only about the common long-term and late effects of cancer treatment but also about your role as a primary care clinician in managing health promotion and disease prevention in survivors. The talk will emphasize the importance of collaboration between oncologists and primary care clinicians in the follow-up care of individuals with a cancer history.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize why there are now more than 16 million cancer survivors in the U.S
  • Describe the most common long-term and late effects of cancer treatment
  • Describe the important role of counseling related to lifestyle and behavioral risk factors for chronic disease in cancer survivors