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Ed Sussman - May 2016
According to the 2016 ACSO Cancer Survivorship Symposium, within about 5 years after completing treatment for non-metastatic colorectal cancer treatment, most patients who were working prior to their diagnosis are back in the workplace.The study also found that overall, survivors not working at the time of the survey had lower physical and mental functioning.
Crystal Delinger, MD and Assistant professor of Medicine-Oncology at the Fox Chance Cancer Center states "we as clinicians need to pay attention to modifiable risk factors...doctors should be thinking of fatigue as an intervenable factor after therapy...addressing neuropathy is something that is going to be very important, especially in respect to physical function."
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Original source: journals.lww.com