We asked our Current Oncology Section Editors how they would define the term “life after cancer” and how that theme presents itself in their chosen fields. Below is a response from Dr. George Shenouda, Department of Radiation Oncology, Montreal General Hospital:
Since the turn of the century, cancer has become the leading cause of death in adults. Due to an aging population and advances in screening and early diagnosis, more and more patients will be diagnosed and cured from their cancers. These patients will undergo oncological treatments which have a significant impact on the rest of their lives.