The post-treatment follow-up is well-integrated in the oncologic care tradition, based on the risk of developing recurrent disease or new primary tumors in treated patients. Furthermore, follow-up serves as an opportunity to monitor treatment effects and to provide clinical care of side effects. In this study we measured the activity and effectiveness of routine follow-up in head and neck cancer and assessed the value of follow-up from the perspectives of both physicians and the patients.
Acta Oncologica, 2013, Vol 52, Issue 2, p. 277-84
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell; Continuity of Patient Care; Data Collection; Databases, Factual; Denmark; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Neoplasm Recurrence, Local; Predictive Value of Tests; Young Adult; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't