Oncology group updates breast cancer care guidelines

11/7/2012 | InternalMedicineNews.com

The American Society of Clinical Oncology released new guidelines for follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The group urges providers to give cancer survivors a physical exam and history every three to six months during the first three years after primary therapy. The guidelines, which appeared online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, urge providers not to conduct routine blood tests, biomarker studies or imaging tests besides mammograms when patients have no symptoms.

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