Highlights of the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium

Throughout the Cancer Survivorship Symposium, and the “Evening for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers” which preceded it, a key theme was the importance of addressing all the needs of cancer survivors and their families, whether these be symptoms requiring treatment, psychosocial distress requiring intervention or financial difficulties which may impact their ability to remain in follow-up care programmes. The importance of a holistic approach to cancer treatment was another key focus of the meeting, including the consideration of spiritual needs and the use of integrative approaches. This report summarises information on these aspects of cancer survivorship which were shared during presentations and discussions.

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These highlights are provided as an educational service by CMC.

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