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Telehealth and cancer care

Introduction to telehealth and cancer care

Every year, nearly two million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. As telehealth technology grows and evolves, more health care providers are integrating telehealth as part of their cancer care programs, also known as tele-oncology. Tele-oncology may offer patients, their family members, and caregivers convenience (i.e., time and travel), lower costs, and flexible scheduling. Telehealth also reduces germ exposure for immunocompromised individuals.