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War on Cancer /
Dealing with the aftermath of cancer

20th Oct 2015

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Published: 04.11.15
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Prof Jane Maher - Joint Chief Medical Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support

Prof Maher talks to ecancertv at the War On Cancer Meeting about the aftermath of cancer beyond initial treatment.

She says "if you're going to have a 'War on Cancer' you need to have a reconstruction plan" - and this should include a proper recognition of co-morbidities and other knock on effects - social and economic.

She argues the importance of lifestyle interventions as part of a "recovery package" to prevent the recurrence of cancer and susceptibly to other diseases. She also talks about the unpleasant after effects of anticancer treatments such as fatigue or problems with bowel control which, whilst small compared with other aspects of the cancer, have a big impact on people's daily lives.

 

 

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