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BBC Health - August 2016
According to a report by Macmillan Cancer Support, more than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer up to 40 years ago, are still alive. At present, people are twice as likely to survive for at least a decade after being diagnosed than they were at the start of the 1970's. This is thanks to better treatments and speedier diagnoses.
Though survivorship rates increasing is certainly great news, it does bring about a new set of concerns and focuses. Side effects ranging from depression to financial difficulties may remain long after the cancer has gone into remission. This highlights the increasing need for survivorship care and quality of life improvements for survivors of cancer. How to re-adjust to one's work, school, and personal life following a diagnosis should continue to be an area of research and development for those in the cancer community.
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Original source: www.bbc.com