The negative consequences of cancer are substantial and unappreciated.

The negative consequences of cancer and its treatments are substantial and under-appreciated. Many (patients) suffer permanent and disabling symptoms that impair normal functioning ... (but) there is much that can be done to avoid, ameliorate or arrest these late effects.

There is currently no organized system to link oncology care to primary care. Successful cancer care doesn't end when patients walk out the door after completion of their initial treatments.