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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2001 Nov;17(4):241-8.

Late effects of cancer and its treatment.

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  • University of California-Los Angeles Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To review the common physical and psychosocial late effects of treatment in adult and childhood cancer survivors.

DATA SOURCES:

Published articles and research studies.

CONCLUSIONS:

More than half of individuals diagnosed with cancer can be expected to survive for more than 5 years. These survival gains have occurred because of more complex and multimodal therapy that may increase long-term toxicities.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

Health care providers must be familiar with these late effects to offer preventive care and health promotion strategies to this patient population.

PMID:
11764707
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