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Cancer centers pushing better survivor care

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 3, 2009

Focused as they are on just keeping patients alive, oncologists have not made helping patients navigate the complex issues they face after treatment a priority, experts say. But that is changing, as cancer centers are setting up survivor clinics that focus on helping patients watch for new cancers and manage treatment-related symptoms. They're also studying the physical and emotional needs of survivors and trying to improve coordination of care by cancer specialists and primary-care doctors.