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1 Introduction
Pages 17-22

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... Each phase of survivorship brings different concerns to the fore. For many of the 1.4 million individuals diagnosed with cancer each year, resuming the routines of work and family life after completing active treatment may be especially difficult.1 Anxiety over the possibility of cancer recurrence may dominate at this time.
From page 18...
... . ORIGINS OF THE STUDY The idea to embark on a major study of cancer survivorship within the National Academies originated with the National Cancer Policy Board (NCPB)
From page 19...
... ; however, unique features of pediatric treatment and health care delivery systems led to the decision to pursue childhood and adult cancer survivorship issues independently. The second report addressed one particular aspect of survivorship, focusing on psychosocial needs of survivors, using female breast cancer as the best studied example (IOM, 2004)
From page 20...
... Also, information on the impact of cancer survivorship on family members is just beginning to emerge and consequently this report focuses more on the experience of individuals with a history of cancer. FRAMEWORK OF THE REPORT This report considers cancer survivorship as a medical and social condition with major economic implications, and as such it examines the longterm medical and social consequences of cancer treatment and survival and assesses the quality of care provided to cancer survivors, individuals living beyond their primary cancer treatment.
From page 21...
... Anderson Cancer Center · Julia Rowland, Director, Office of Cancer Survivorship, NCI · Jerome Yates, National Vice President for Research, American Cancer Society The committee benefited from estimates of conditional survival produced by Eric Feurer and colleagues at the National Cancer Institute. The committee also benefited from analyses completed by Robert Friedland and colleagues at the Georgetown Center on an Aging Society on cancer-related medical expenditures as reported in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (see Chapter 6)
From page 22...
... NCI (National Cancer Institute)

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