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Life After Cancer

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. Martin Chasen,  Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Care, University of Ottawa:

For the 5,000,000-plus people who are alive after having been diagnosed with cancer, the largest gap occurs in the period after the acute treatment of the cancer and the time of recurrence of the disease.  By extension, this includes those patients whose disease remains in remission and cured.

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