With the number of cancer survivors in the United States approaching 12 million, it is important for primary care physicians, physician assistants, students, fellows, and other health care professionals in Texas and around the world to understand how to best approach and manage care for cancer survivors. In this series of professional oncology educational offerings, we will share our knowledge and best practices to maximize cancer survivors' treatment benefits and enhance their quality of life.
The Cancer Survivorship Courses are taught by a multidisciplinary team of faculty and health care professionals from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who care for and administer treatment to cancer survivors. The lectures in the courses address many of the physical, psychological, and emotional changes cancer survivors may face following their disease and treatments, including bladder and bowel issues, fatigue, sleep loss, learning and memory problems, hormone changes, endocrine issues such as hypothyroidism, lymphedema, neuropathy, organ damage, osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, and fertility issues. Other lectures focus on the fear of cancer recurrence or a second cancer. The courses also include lectures about how health care practitioners can best meet psychosocial and emotional needs of survivors. We hope you find the courses in these series useful and would greatly appreciate your feedback on opportunities to partner with you to improve outcomes for cancer survivors. We also want your feedback about these educational programs and others that you would like for us to develop.
- Survivorship - Introductory Lectures
- Coping with the Fear of Recurrence
- Bowel Function in Cancer Survivors
- Advances in Survivorship Care
- Breast Cancer Survivorship
- Colorectal Cancer Survivorship
- Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Case Study
- Prostate Cancer Survivorship
For further information or assistance, to provide feedback on this web site, or to request a specific professional oncology education topic, please e-mail Professional Oncology Education.