Follow-up care and screening - health professionals - cancer survivorship

Follow-up is intended to improve on outcomes for survivors by detecting recurrence or new cancer when it is at an early stage and potentially curable. Surveillance is also important to screen for late effects from cancer and its treatment. Follow-up provides the opportunity to promote healthier lifestyles and support the survivor with general medical care.

Information in this section explains what is meant by, and the advantages of, surveillance, and broadly introduces the types of late effects that may be experienced by cancer survivors.

Information in this section will be supplemented and amended as needed. Comments or suggestions are welcome.


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