An overview of the cancer burden for primary care physicians.

  title={An overview of the cancer burden for primary care physicians.},
  author={Michael J. Thun and Ahmedin Jemal and Carol E DeSantis and Bonny Blackard and Elizabeth E. Ward},
  journal={Primary care},
  volume={36 3},
Primary care physicians and other caregivers are uniquely positioned to communicate with patients about their real risks of developing or dying from cancer and actions that can reduce these risks. This article discusses the statistics used to measure the cancer burden in a manner intended to help primary caregivers communicate more effectively with patients about cancer. The basic terms used to measure incidence, mortality, and relative survival, and considerations that influence the… CONTINUE READING

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