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Cancer Survivors Need Long-Term Care Plans

Cancer Survivors Need Long-Term Care Plans | Lung Cancer Dispatch | Scoop.it

Most people who survive cancer are left to deal with the physical and emotional aftermath of treatment on their own—but they still need help. Long-term side effects of cancer treatments range from heart damage and painful nerve death to depression and body image disorders. However, a recent survey found that only 17% of people who survived cancer were given a long-term care plan. Cancer survivors can seek help at seven U.S. centers that focus on care after cancer, as well as the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Survivorship. The U.S. has nearly 14 million cancer survivors today, with 18 million expected by 2022.

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Bloomberg│Jun 3, 2013

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Cancer Patients Need Support to Adopt Healthy Lifestyles

Cancer Patients Need Support to Adopt Healthy Lifestyles | Lung Cancer Dispatch | Scoop.it

Healthy lifestyles can benefit people with cancer, reducing recurrence and increasing long-term survival. But that knowledge alone is not enough to make cancer patients start exercising, and stop smoking and drinking, researchers report in the British Journal of Cancer. The study included 5,146 adults from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, and showed that the 433 who got cancer did not adopt healthier habits after diagnosis. Instead, they smoked and drank as much as those without cancer, and exercised even less. The researchers call for figuring out how to help cancer patients make lifestyle changes that can protect their health.

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British Journal of Cancer│May 22, 2013

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