Introduction

The primary aim of oncological treatment is to eradicate the underlying cancer with minimal morbidity to the patient. Besides adequate treatment of the disease, accurate follow-up is essential. Ideally, a follow-up schedule should reflect the pattern of recurrence and should be able to detect a tumor recurrence at the earliest stage, while causing the least possible burden to the patient and the healthcare system. The other important subgoals of oncological follow-up are to facilitate audit, support the psychological well-being of the patient and his relatives in coping with the disease and the education of healthcare professionals. Those against follow-up point to the fact that standard follow-up is often unable to pick up curable recurrences. An insight into the patterns of recurrence is essential in order to provide the most optimal follow-up schedule. In this chapter, we discuss follow-up schedules according to the different treatment settings used in penile carcinoma.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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