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Community supports for people affected by cancer 

Community supports for people affected by cancer
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Community supports for people affected by cancer
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Michael Jefford

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550173.003.0011
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date: 23 August 2019

Chapter 11 considers the supportive care needs of people affected by cancer – not just those who are told that they have a cancer diagnosis, but also their family members and friends, who are also often profoundly affected. The critical role of health care professionals in meeting the needs of all people affected by cancer is underscored. The many and varied sources of additional support provided outside the clinical setting are then described. The review focuses upon the needs of adults with cancer, though many of the issues and examples are also applicable to children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer. A critical issue is how to best integrate clinical programmes with the variety of supports outside the clinical setting.

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