Tertiary prevention aims to reduce the risk of developing a second cancer for those who have already been diagnosed with a malignant neoplasm.
After diagnosis of a primary tumor, there is an increased risk of developing a second tumor. Tertiary prevention represents an important step in the cancer treatment process, as it focuses on reducing the risk of developing further cancers in patients who have already been diagnosed with cancer.
In summary, tertiary prevention is aimed at reducing the risk of secondary cancers in people who have already been diagnosed with cancer, through regular screening and monitoring programs and by providing appropriate care and support. The ultimate goal is to improve the prognosis and quality of life of cancer patients.