How Do We Follow Up Patients With Endometrial Cancer?

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisReviewForskningpeer review

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  • Mette Moustgaard Jeppesen, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Lillebaelt Hospital
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  • Ole Mogensen
  • Dorte G. Hansen, Syddansk Universitet
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  • Stinne H. Bergholdt, Odense Universitetshospital
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  • Pernille T. Jensen

Purpose of Review: In this review, we present the existing evidence regarding follow-up care after endometrial cancer, including content of follow-up and type of provider. We furthermore discuss the future perspectives for follow-up care and research in the field. Recent Findings: Recently published randomized controlled trials show that nurse-led telephone follow-up and patient-initiated follow-up are feasible alternatives to routine hospital-based follow-up. Summary: No randomized or prospective study has evaluated the effect of routine follow-up on survival. Hence, current knowledge is derived from retrospective studies with the inherent risk of bias. The most important method for recurrence detection is a review of symptoms. There is no evidence to support a survival benefit from the use of routine physical examinations, additional tests, or imaging. One in three of the women attending hospital-based follow-up experience unmet needs, and alternative models for follow-up focused on survivorship care and empowerment should be tested.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer57
TidsskriftCurrent Oncology Reports
Vol/bind21
Antal sider8
ISSN1523-3790
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StatusUdgivet - jul. 2019

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