American Cancer Society Releases Guide for Prostate Cancer Survivor Management

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The American Cancer Society has issued new guidelines to help primary care physicians (PCPs) get up to speed in the management of survivors.

The guidance is greatly needed because the care of these men increasingly falls to PCPs.

In the United States, the number of prostate cancer survivors is approaching 2.8 million, which represents 1 in 5 of all American cancer survivors, write the guideline team, led by senior author Rebecca Cowens-Alvarado, MPH, director, Cancer Control Mission Strategy, American Cancer Society.

Oncologists cannot keep up with this ballooning population.

Medscape Medical News.

"There is a shrinking number of oncology providers to care for newly diagnosed patients," Cowens-Alvarado said in an interview with

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Source: Medscape