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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.

Through the early identification and timely treatment of new secondary cancers as well as the provision of comprehensive support to patients, tertiary prevention aims to improve the quality of life and long-term survival of people affected by cancer.

One of the key aspects of tertiary prevention is the implementation of regular screening and monitoring programs to promptly detect the recurrence of cancer or the onset of new secondary tumors. This allows us to intervene promptly with appropriate treatments, thus increasing the chances of success in the management of new tumors.

Furthermore, tertiary prevention also focuses on providing adequate care and support to manage the physical, psychological and social consequences of cancer and its treatments. This may include rehabilitation programs, psychological support, nutritional counseling and assistance in managing side effects of treatments.

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.


Primary prevention represents a fundamental pillar in the fight against cancer, it aims to reduce the incidence of the disease.


Secondary prevention can identify cancer at a very early stage (through screening).