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Cancer Survivorship in the Digital Age

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The diagnosis of cancer has surpassed heart disease as the greatest cause of morbidity and mortality for certain age groups in the USA [1]. Once a diagnosis is inextricably linked to mortality, this array of illnesses falling under the umbrella of cancer is now increasingly associated with survival [2]. The number of cancer survivors in the USA is growing [3]. The two most prevalent cancer diagnoses found in this blend of survivorship, outside of nonmelanoma skin cancer, are persons with a history of breast or prostate cancer [4]. Improvements in survivorship have been achieved for most malignancies afflicting children or adults. Some of these improvements have been, albeit, modest [5].

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  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Cancer Care
  • Community Health Worker
  • Electronic Health Record
  • Cancer Clinical Trial

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Lopez, A.M. (2016). Cancer Survivorship in the Digital Age. In: Alberts, D., Lluria-Prevatt, M., Kha, S., Weihs, K. (eds) Supportive Cancer Care. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24814-1_16

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