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What's the role of my primary care doctor after cancer treatment?

Mark A. O'Rourke, MD
Hematology & Oncology
The role of the primary care physician after cancer treatment becomes one of a collaborative interface with the treating Oncologist. The primary care physician’s aim is to advocate the patient’s care throughout cancer survivorship, including navigation toward healthcare maintenance, disease surveillance, and assessment and intervention of co-morbid conditions.
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After you've been treated for cancer, your primary care doctor will play an important role in your health care, says palliative medicine specialist Dr. Stewart Fleishman. Watch the video to learn more.

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