Changing the conversation about work and cancer

Late consequences of cancer: what are your experiences?

The Dutch Federation of cancer patients (the NFK , Nederlandse Federatie van Kankerpatiëntenorganisaties) asked this question in October 2017 to 3679 (former) cancer patients.

What are late consequences?

By ‘late consequences’ we mean long-term changes that they experience on a psychological, physical, cognitive level that are limiting your daily functioning.  You can think of, for example: fatigue, concentration problems, sexual problems, fear of cancer recurrence, depression, not being able to perform your work properly, neuropathy or cardiovascular diseases. Sometimes it is not certain whether certain complaints are a result of (the treatment of) cancer or something else (for example, getting older).

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