1 Presented by Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Senior Physician, Adult Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, and Crystal S. Denlinger, MD, Assistant Professor and Attending Oncologist, Department of Medical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Survivorship is a stage in the cancer journey like diagnosis and treatment, but it tends to be somewhat neglected in the quiet afterthoughts of treatment completion. Although cancer recurrence, second cancers, and late side effects of treatment are major concerns for survivors, survivors also may experience a variety of long-term physical and psychological sequelae of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Oncology professionals may be ill-prepared to tackle these topics, and they have few guidelines for meeting these patient needs. In this article, Dr. Jennifer A. Ligibel and Dr. Crystal S. Denlinger present highlights from the inaugural NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology on survivorship care, focusing on the subtopics of exercise, cognitive function, immunization, and sexual function. They also discuss implementing new recommendations on survivorship assessment in the clinic.
Correspondence: Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115. E-mail: email@example.comCrystal S. Denlinger, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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RichmanELKenfieldSAStampferMJ. Physical activity after diagnosis and risk of prostate cancer progression: data from the cancer of the prostate strategic urologic research endeavor. 2011;71:3889–3895.