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Questions surrounding survivorship and life after cancer.
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|7/11/2012||I got a different answer than the one you gave two questions down.....on May 30 I was given this answer, "completion of acute treatment-- surgery, chemo, radiation." So, what is the CORRECT answer to count the FIRST day of survivorship? I am seeing several of the same questions being asked under different topic headings with completely different answers.|
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|7/12/2012||upon the day of diagnosis you are a survivor. people ask questions in different ways. for example, if you read a question regarding what is the time frame for greatest risk of recurrence then the answer is 2 years from completion of treatment. survivorship care also is to begin on day of diagnosis and not be something that is thought about as acute treatment is completed. commonly a transitional point for patients however is upon completion of acute treatment and onto short term survivorship CARE followed by long term survivorship CARE.|
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