Follow-up of breast cancer patients
at health centres
Julkaistu 15.06.2012 00.01
Follow-up of patients with breast cancer is aimed at early detection of local recurrence or cancer in the other breast. Treatments have both immediate and long-term adverse effects that can be alleviated in primary health care to speed up return to normal life. Regular contact with the family doctor in primary health care may suffice for psychosocial support but patients can also be referred for psychiatric consultation, as necessary. Mammography is recommended every 1–2 years. Routine laboratory tests and routine imaging should be avoided.
M.D., Specailist in oncology and Radiotherapy
Kuopio University Hospital, Centre for Cancer Treatment
Nurmes Health Centre
Finnish Medical Journal 2012;67:1900–3.
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