Survivorship Guidance for Patients with Colorectal Cancer

Jillian Simard, Suneel Kamath, Sheetal Kircher*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Effective therapy for treatment of colorectal cancer includes comprehensive and evidence-based therapies that may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and/or radiation. However, in order to provide patients with the highest quality of care, providers must consider all aspects of survivorship care including: surveillance for recurrence/second primaries, genetic counseling, psychosocial/physical late effects of cancer and its therapies, and preventative lifestyle strategies. Health systems, providers, and researchers need to identify systematic methods of addressing the unique needs of the survivorship population that include multidisciplinary teams including supportive oncology (i.e., psychologists, social workers), specialties (i.e., cardiology), and primary care physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number38
JournalCurrent treatment options in oncology
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2019

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Colorectal neoplasms
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Genetics
  • Neoplasms
  • Recurrence
  • Survivorship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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