Enhancing quality of life for people after cancer care
With cancer survival rates continuing to grow, the NHS is sharpening its focus on supporting people once they have finished receiving treatment. For many people who are living with and beyond cancer, there is a significant physical, mental and lifestyle legacy from the disease and treatment. Large numbers of people feel abandoned after cancer care. In a bid to combat this, NHS England has produced a quality of life metric
Cancer survival has more than doubled in the past 40 years in the UK, and half of people diagnosed with a form of the disease survive for ten years.
While improvements to survival are to be celebrated, this means there are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. For many, there is a significant physical, mental and lifestyle legacy from the disease and treatment.
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