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More than one in four cancer survivors have a high burden from their symptoms at one-year after their diagnosis–even those who are no longer getting treatment.

Shi Q, Smith T, Michonski J, Stein K, et al. Symptom Burden in Cancer Survivors 1 Year After Diagnosis: A report from the American Cancer Society’s studies of cancer survivors. Cancer. 2011; 117(12): 2779-90. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.26146/abstract

Reference

Title
Symptom Burden in Cancer Survivors 1 Year After Diagnosis: A report from the American Cancer Society’s studies of cancer survivors
Publication
Cancer
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Shi Q, Smith T, Michonski J, Stein K, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 117, Issue 12
Pages
2779-90
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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