Screening for Recurrence and Secondary Cancers

Jillian L. Simard, Sheetal Mehta Kircher, Aarati Didwania, MitaSanghavi Goel*

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The population of adult cancer survivors is increasing over time and they are at risk of developing recurrent and secondary cancers, even years after completion of treatment. Post-treatment care of survivors is increasingly the responsibility of primary care providers. Surveillance for recurrence and screening for secondary malignancies related to treatment depend largely on the primary malignancy, treatment regimen, and presence of a hereditary cancer syndrome, such as a BRCA mutation. This article presents surveillance strategies for the most common malignancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1167-1180
Number of pages14
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017


  • Cancer survivor
  • Recurrence surveillance
  • Secondary cancer screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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