Caring for Patients Across the Cancer Care Continuum

Essentials for Primary Care

  • Larissa Nekhlyudov
  • Mita Sanghavi Goel
  • Jenny J. Lin
  • Linda Overholser
  • Kimberly S.  Peairs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Larissa Nekhlyudov
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mita Sanghavi Goel, Linda Overholser
    Pages 7-33
  4. Mita Sanghavi Goel, Jenny J. Lin
    Pages 35-67
  5. Kimberly S. Peairs
    Pages 69-91
  6. Jenny J. Lin
    Pages 93-123
  7. Larissa Nekhlyudov
    Pages 125-155
  8. Linda Overholser, Allison Wolfe
    Pages 157-196
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 197-204

About this book


This book serves to educate and train primary care clinicians to provide high quality care to patients across the cancer care continuum. This guide is divided into six main chapters that follow the trajectory of cancer care: prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship care, and palliative/end-of-life care. Its succinct style, bullet points, tables and figures allow busy clinicians to both develop an overview of the core competencies involved in cancer care and quickly refer to the text in the process of caring for patients. Written by primary care physicians with expertise in cancer care, each chapter covers current recommendations and includes key points for select populations, considerations for the role of team based care, and resources for further learning. This is an ideal resource for primary care clinicians caring for patients along the cancer care continuum.    


cancer care primary care cancer prevention cancer screening cancer diagnosis cancer treatment survivorship palliative / supportive care end of life care oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Larissa Nekhlyudov
    • 1
  • Mita Sanghavi Goel
    • 2
  • Jenny J. Lin
    • 3
  • Linda Overholser
    • 4
  • Kimberly S.  Peairs
    • 5
  1. 1.Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora AuroraUSA
  5. 5.Johns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01895-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01896-2
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