The advance in cancer early detection and cancer treatment have led to the rapid growth in the number of cancer survivors. It is good news that cancer is more survivable than ever, however, it also brings new challenges. Cancer survivors are exposed to the risk of a second primary cancer. In Chapter 1 and Chapter 3, we investigated the survival of lung cancer patients with a history of previous cancer. Another challenge that cancer survivors need to face is the follow-up care. Many survivors found that they are “lost in transition” from cancer patients to cancer survivors. In Chapter 2, we investigated the patterns of use and impact on emergency department utilization in a comprehensive cancer survivorship program.
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