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Cancer Survivorship – where are we now?

12 Dec 2019
Guest editor: Deborah Fenlon

At a time when care is focused more and more on the acute part of the cancer experience, how do health services and health professionals adjust their care provision to support people with cancer as a chronic illness?  This special issue features research that considers some of the ways in which we are beginning to support people to deal with the consequences of cancer care and treatment.

The ten articles explore topics such as concerns people have about the fear of cancer returning, the profound disruption that people with head and neck cancer may experience after surgery, laser therapy for vulvo-vaginal atrophy and how to set up a successful and comprehensive survivorship programme.

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Watch Guest Editor Prof Deborah Fenlon discuss the topics included in this special issue.

Special Issue Articles

Tessa Flores, Kathryn M Glaser, Douglas McDaniel, Denise Rokitka, Katharine A Amato, Mary E Reid