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Recurrent Disease and Long-Term Survivorship 

Recurrent Disease and Long-Term Survivorship
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Recurrent Disease and Long-Term Survivorship
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Denice Economou

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0052
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date: 22 October 2019

The goal of survivorship care is to improve the quality of life for patients, their caregivers, and families. Such care begins when a patient’s disease is diagnosed and lasts throughout the rest of their life. Integrating palliative care into survivorship care can improve the survivor’s quality of life and relieve his or her suffering. Survivor-focused care includes prevention, detection, surveillance, coordination of care, and interventions to relieve symptoms and suffering, with the goals of improving quality of life and promoting health.

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