Charity says NHS must deal with “woeful lack of support” for colorectal cancer survivorsBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6976 (Published 31 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6976
- Zosia Kmietowicz
- 1The BMJ
The charity Macmillan Cancer Support has called for the UK government to improve the support the NHS in England offers people who have survived colorectal cancer or else face increasing costs of emergency care and welfare benefits.
A study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in August found that just under one in six people (15%) in England who survived one year to three years after a colorectal cancer diagnosis—an estimated 7000 people—experienced “social distress,” perceiving their daily social interactions to …