Optimizing Health: Oncology Care

  • Linda A. Jacobs
  • Jun J. Mao
  • K. Scott Baker
  • Patricia A. Ganz


Since more than 40% of people born today in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives [1], it is critical that the increasing number of cancer survivors receive optimal care. This is a complicated issue and this chapter will attempt to identify and discuss components of care that should ultimately result in cancer survivors receiving the services essential to maintaining health, decreasing risk for disease recurrence and new cancers, and improving overall quality of life.


Cancer Survivor Primary Care Provider Survivorship Care Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Health Information Technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda A. Jacobs
    • 1
  • Jun J. Mao
  • K. Scott Baker
  • Patricia A. Ganz
  1. 1.Abramson Cancer CenterUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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