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Report looks at responses from cancer survivors following diagnosis and treatment

A recently published report, supported by the Department of Health, summarises text responses from cancer survivors on how they feel about their quality of life following diagnosis and treatment.

The report is aimed at commissioners, commissioning support units and providers to help them understand how services may offer appropriate education, advice and support to the growing numbers of people who are living well, following completion of cancer treatment.

This report complements the ‘Cancer survivorship patient reported outcome measures pilot survey’, published in December 2012, where respondents could voice their opinions in a free text comments section.

It shows how the data can provide rich insights into the patient’s needs and suggests some helpful implications on service delivery in the areas of quality patient care during the treatment phase; preparing patients for survivorship; and supporting patients during survivorship.

To access both reports, visit http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2013/01/responses-cancer-survivors/

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