Reconceptualizing Survivorship for the Modern Cancer Era
An individual may be considered a cancer survivor from diagnosis through the balance of their life. In contrast to those with early-stage cancer, survivorship care for people with metastatic cancer has only recently begun to receive significant attention, partly due to recent therapeutic advances and improvements in survival. There have been growing calls from patient advocates to address the unmet supportive care needs of people with metastatic cancer and assurance that they and their caregivers be included within the definition of cancer survivor outlined by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.
Although many people with metastatic cancer navigate life with the disease as an ongoing health challenge, understanding of their lived experience is incomplete...
- Patient outcomes
- Medical research