Quiz: Introduction to Cancer Patient Follow-up

  1. Follow-up information provides the documentation of residual disease or its spread, recurrences, or additional malignancies.
  2. Subsequent treatments should not be included in the patient hospital database.
  3. Confidentiality must be maintained when obtaining patient data, especially follow-up information.
  4. It is both unethical and illegal for cancer registry staff to obtain follow-up information by pretending to be representatives of organizations other than their own.
  5. The follow-up rate is calculated on all eligible living patients.
  6. The CoC considers a case to be delinquent if no contact has been made with the patient within five months after the date of last contact.
  7. The cancer registry brochure explains the purpose of follow-up and other registry functions.
  8. All cancer registries are required to mail a brochure with a follow-up letter to the patient .