What Is Self-Management in Cancer Care?

Posted by Oleena on December 15, 2020

According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), cancer care encompasses more than the acute illness phase, or the time when cancer-related symptoms rapidly worsen1. Instead, it runs on a continuum consisting of: prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care.

Because cancer care is long-term and ongoing, self-management plays a vital role for patients who are navigating the symptoms and side effects of treatment and their condition. Let’s talk more about self-management and why it’s important in cancer care.

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Topics: symptom management

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