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Cancer survivors report array of unmet needs many years after diagnosis

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h162 (Published 12 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h162
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges resulting from their disease and its treatment even decades after they are considered cured, a US study has found.

To assess cancer survivors’ unmet needs Mary Ann Burg, of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and her colleagues looked at the responses from a survey by the American Cancer Society, to which 1514 cancer survivors had responded to the open ended question: “Please tell us about any needs you have now as a cancer survivor that ARE NOT being …

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