Cancer Survivors Prefer to Stay With Cancer Doctors


September 17, 2012

Linda Jacobs, PhD, RN, director of the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence in the Abramson Cancer Center, is quoted in a HealthDay News article syndicated to U.S. News and World Report and other sites which reports on a new study showing that many cancer survivors feel their primary care physicians aren't properly equipped to handle their unique health needs after they complete treatment. Patients visit Penn's survivorship center for many reasons, including when they aren't comfortable asking their oncologists questions about fatigue, sleep issues or sexual function and are seeking for symptom-management help, said Jacobs. She and colleagues can refer them to nutritionists, physical therapists, cardiologists and endocrinologists, among other specialists.

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