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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Continuum of care (kon-TIN-yoo-um … kayr)
In medicine, describes the delivery of health care over a period of time. In patients with a disease, this covers all phases of illness from diagnosis to the end of life.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.