Integrating management of treatment toxicity on patient quality of life in real-world cancer clinics

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Cancer clinics are focused on treating cancer as a somatic condition affecting the patient. However, with improvements in early diagnostics and treatment options, not only are patients living longer, but they want to be seen as people. Millions of people worldwide live with a cancer diagnosis, which, in addition to cancer treatment, affects physical health and psychosocial aspects of life (ie, anxiety or depression).1 For many cancer survivors, decades of life are characterised by periods of treatment and no treatment due to recurrence, metastases, and the increased risk for a new primary cancer.2 These issues call for rethinking the content of cancer clinics to accommodate for the increasing number of patients and address the somatic and psychosocial effects of treatment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number10434
Pages (from-to)1312-1313
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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