What's the Role of My Primary Care Doctor After Cancer Treatment?

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Most insurance companies these days insist that you see a primary care provider, not necessarily doctor, could be advanced practice nurse, a physician's assistant. Forward or back of your treatment after you finish your cancer treatment. Now that's good and bad. They know you, you know them, they can manage all your other illnesses if you have them, or they understand you and your family and everything that, is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Many, primary care doctors that are unfamiliar with the number of the things they need to look for and the intervals for surveillance after cancer treatments, so they need the oncology care team to provide the best care possible. These days that's often done through a lot of communication, via electronic paper or even by telephone, and proving use of survivorship care plans or personal health records.