Donald R. Fleming, MD, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

Donald R. Fleming, MD

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Is the benefit of the benefit of detecting tumor markers overestimated?

Post cancer treatment surveillance

Many patients place too high a value on the effectiveness of tumor markers in demonstrating their posttreatment status. Even after offering a detailed explanation of the true worth of these tests, the author’s patient still wants to know, “Are you going to order my tumor markers?”

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