Journal article

Supportive Care in Lung Cancer Milestones Over the Past 40 Years

Alex Molassiotis, Wilma Uyterlinde, Patricia J Hollen, Linda Sarna, Patricia Palmer, Meinir Krishnasamy

JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

The evolution of supportive care in lung cancer (LC) is the focus of this article, which aims to present an overall picture of the developments in the field, highlight milestones over the past four decades, and provide directions for future research and practice. Although in the 1970s this study was minimal, from the 1980s onwards, there was an expansion of the range of topics covered in the literature, reflecting the importance of supportive care to clinical practice. These areas include the identification of supportive care needs in LC, symptoms and symptom management, psychosocial aspects and coping with LC (including support of caregivers), quality of life issues and the development and ..

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