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Head and Neck Cancer Survivors: Specific Needs and Their Implications for Survivorship Care Planning.

Berkowitz CM, Allen DH, Tenhover J, Zullig LL, Fischer JE, Pollak KI, Hicks MR, Hillson JV, Koontz BF. Head and Neck Cancer Survivors: Specific Needs and Their Implications for Survivorship Care Planning. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2018 Oct 1; 22(5):523-528.

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Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors experience significant sequelae of treatment, including long-term physical side effects and ongoing cancer surveillance. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to understand patients'' survivorship knowledge gaps and supportive care needs. METHODS: Through an anonymous cross-sectional survey, the authors evaluated 41 HNC survivors'' knowledge regarding post-treatment issues. FINDINGS: Patients had undergone a variety of treatment modalities.





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