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Issue : Cancer survivorship

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  • Macmillan cancer supplement

    Cancer SurvivorshipSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    Two million people in the UK are living with a diagnosis of cancer. Some will have been recently diagnosed, so will be in shock and heading for active treatment; some will be approaching the end of their life; some will have practically forgotten they have had a cancer diagnosis; and others will be living with late effects - the consequences of the disease or its treatment.

  • Seeing survivorsSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    People feel ‘abandoned’ after treatment, but plans in the UK nations aim to tackle this. By Ingrid Torjesen

  • Experiences of living as a cancer survivorSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    Cancer survivors have highly specific needs, and follow-up services must address these, says Ingrid Torjesen

  • Penny Boon

    How can nurses support survivors?Subscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    As survivor numbers grow, specialist services will need support in meeting their needs, says Ann Shuttleworth


    Self-management for survivorsSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    After treatment finishes, cancer survivors need empowerment to ensure they remain healthy, reports Jo Carlowe

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    Long-term effects of cancer treatmentSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    The end of treatment can sometimes herald the onset of other problems requiring support, says Emma Baines

  • Fran Carter

    Caring for carersSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    Cancer does not just affect patients - it can also turn their carers’ lives upside down, says Kathy Oxtoby

  • Childhood cancer

    Smoothing the move to adult servicesSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    Planning the transition from children’s to adult services is vital to meet patients’ needs, says Julie Griffiths

  • Child cancer

    Filling the gaps in survivor researchSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    Research could show how to alleviate the long-term effects of cancer and its treatment. Kathryn Godfrey reports