New Ways to Care for People Living Longer With Cancer

Thrall, Terese Hudson
January 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jan2009, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p35
Trade Publication
This article reports that new treatments are helping many people with metastatic or recurring cancer to live longer. Five-year survival rates are increasing for such cancers as breast, prostate and colon. For these survivors, cancer has become a chronic condition. Hospitals and doctors are responding with more coordinated care and new philosophies of treatment. Managing cancer as a chronic disease requires a different philosophy.


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