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Cancer survivors' needs 'not sufficiently addressed' by medical community

January 30, 2015

Read the Perspective from Anne H. Blaes, MD

Physical, financial, emotional and mental health problems persist as unmet needs in cancer survivors, according to study results.

Mary Ann Burg, PhD, LCSW, professor in the school of social work at the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida, and colleagues evaluated results from an open-ended survey of 1,514 cancer survivors. They assessed responses overall, as well as by patient characteristics and type of cancer.

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Mary Ann Burg, PhD, LCSW In the JournalsPerspective

Cancer survivors' needs 'not sufficiently addressed' by medical community

January 30, 2015
Physical, financial, emotional and mental health problems persist as unmet needs in cancer survivors, according to study results. Mary Ann Burg
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