Survivorship Means Cancer Patients are Living Longer.
Survivorship planning becomes important as cancer care and treatment evolve with Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy on the horizon. Cancer patients are living longer with better quality of life. Overall survival rates are rising and will continue to increase as more patients move from diagnosis to remission.
Cancer Survivors May Face Multiple Issues
Many cancer survivors face short-and long-term physical, emotional, psychosocial and socio-economic issues that require intervention. Practitioners need to be aware of and incorporate plans for cancer survivors as an integral component of a new standard of comprehensive, economically-viable cancer care.