Course Overview

Participants will be provided a framework to care for cancer survivors that integrates their newly formed knowledge of the cancer experience (cancer therapy, risk of long-term and late effects) into their scope of practice in primary care.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify key parts of a patient’s cancer history that may impact current and future health
  2. Describe and recognize the spectrum of long-term and late effects of cancer treatment on both physical and psychological health
  3. Apply knowledge of a patient’s cancer diagnosis and treatment to make risk-based recommendations for health screening 
  4. Provide appropriate resources and referrals for PCPs, patients, families, and caregivers
  5. Recognize the importance of communication and collaboration between primary care providers and patients, and between primary care providers and oncologists