Journal article

Management of Cancer and Health After the Clinic Visit: A Call to Action for Self-Management in Cancer Care

Doris Howell, Deborah K Mayer, Richard Fielding, Manuela Eicher, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw, Christoffer Johansen, Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Claire Foster, Raymond Chan, Catherine M Alfano, Shawna Hudson, Michael Jefford, Wendy WT Lam, Victoria Loerzel, Gabriella Pravettoni, Elke Rammant, Lidia Schapira, Kevin D Stein, Bogda Koczwara

JNCI-JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Individuals with cancer and their families assume responsibility for management of cancer as an acute and chronic disease. Yet, cancer lags other chronic diseases in its provision of proactive self-management support in routine, everyday care leaving this population vulnerable to worse health status, long-term disability, and poorer survival. Enabling cancer patients to manage the medical and emotional consequences and lifestyle and work changes due to cancer and treatment is essential to optimizing health and recovery across the continuum of cancer. In this paper, the Global Partners on Self-Management in Cancer puts forth six priority areas for action: Action 1: Prepare patients and surviv..

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