By Lewis E. Foxhall, Maria Alma Rodriguez
This quantity provides the MD Anderson adventure in supplying care and companies to the swiftly becoming inhabitants of melanoma survivors, that is presently predicted to be 12 million within the usa and greater than 25 million all over the world. As melanoma survival charges have elevated, it has slowly turn into transparent that the demanding situations confronted by way of individuals with melanoma don't finish with remedy yet easily switch. This ebook goals to aid group oncologists, physicians, and their employees, who take care of nearly all of melanoma survivors, by means of disseminating types of surveillance for ailment recurrence, screening for moment basic cancers, schooling relating to strength overdue results of remedy, and psychosocial counseling. those types have confirmed important to melanoma survivors who obtain care at MD Anderson.
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However, many of these patients can also receive the 3 Community Care Integration 29 majority of their care in the primary care setting alone or in collaboration with oncologists or other specialists. Those who are at high risk for recurrence, have persistent but stable disease, or have substantial treatment-related or other comorbidities should receive follow-up care in a center specializing in care for high-risk patients. Long-term follow-up care of cancer survivors can be successfully delivered by oncology specialists or by primary care physicians.
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Better understanding of the basis of these differences is needed to direct more effective interventions. In patients with cervical cancer, Hispanic women have better outcomes than white women, despite the fact that Hispanic women generally have lower socioeconomic status levels. Variations in comorbid conditions, social support, religion, and culture may affect this paradoxical relationship. African-American women with cervical cancer have higher mortality rates and appear to be treated with surgery less frequently than white and Hispanic women.
Advances in Cancer Survivorship Management by Lewis E. Foxhall, Maria Alma Rodriguez