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Introduction and Overview

  • Larissa NekhlyudovEmail author
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Abstract

Primary care providers can play a central or collaborative role in caring for patients newly diagnosed with cancer, cancer survivors, and those dying with cancer. In the United States, more than 1.7 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year and over 600,000 cancer deaths occur. As of 2016, there are over 15.5 million individuals who have survived or are living with cancer. It is estimated that by 2026, there will be 20.3 million cancer survivors. In this handbook, we aim to help primary care providers to offer high-quality care to patients by providing them with core competencies across the cancer care continuum. Each chapter is formatted as an outline, with the intention of serving as a place to find specific facts and recommendations quickly within more general topics.

Keywords

Cancer diagnosis Cancer prevention Cancer screening Cancer survivorship care Cancer treatment Palliative/end-of-life care Primary care providers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary CareBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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