Attending from afar: the evolution of cancer care follow-up Adam Bobrowski and David Bobrowski

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Adam Bobrowski
David Bobrowski

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After the conclusion of initial treatment, the majority of cancer patients commence regular structured follow-up.1,2 Patients often enter an “active surveillance” program that consists of semi-regular imaging assessments and blood test evaluations for an extended period of time.3 Generally, the objective of this form of care is to assess for treatment efficacy and disease recurrence, while providing ongoing support for both patients and their families.4 While the timing and composition of cancer care follow-up varies based on institutional and national guidelines, a common feature of this structured form of care is face-to-face consultation with a cancer specialist.