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Table 2 Survivor preferences for care by medical issue. Totals vary for each condition due to variable participant responses to questions

From: Gynecologic cancer survivor preferences for long-term surveillance

  Oncologist (includes gynecologic oncologist) Obstetrician/gynecologist No preference/No answer
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Diabetes 63 (16) 57 (14) 280 (70)
Thyroid Problems 97 (24) 61 (15) 244 (61)
Quitting smoking 43 (11) 45 (12) 300 (77)
Weight loss 76 (19) 82 (20) 251 (61)
High cholesterol 65 (16) 77 (20) 254 (64)
Depression/Anxiety 108 (27) 75 (19) 221 (54)
High blood pressure 75 (19) 77 (19) 250 (62)
Anemia 136 (35) 62 (15) 196 (50)
Kidney problems 144 (36) 64 (16) 190 (48)
Problems urinating 154 (38) 110 (27) 138 (35)
Problems with bowel movements 185 (45) 90 (22) 134 (33)
Passing stool from your vagina 212 (53) 131 (32) 61 (16)
Passing urine from your vagina 203 (50) 134 (33) 68 (17)
Bleeding from your rectum 238 (59) 77 (19) 88 (22)
Blood in your urine 220 (55) 92 (23) 88 (22)
Surveillance for cancer recurrence 356 (85) 43 (12) 18 (3)
Low bone density 124 (31) 116 (28) 165 (41)
Excessive swelling in your legs (lymphedema) 220 (54) 58 (14) 127 (31)
Menopause symptoms 116 (29) 190 (48) 93 (23)
Blockage of your intestines or obstruction 251 (62) 60 (15) 93 (23)
Abnormal cells on your cervix/vagina 308 (75) 78 (19) 25 (6)
Problems with sexual function 114 (29) 186 (46) 101 (25)
Fertility-related concerns 67 (17) 171 (44) 148 (49)