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Table 2 Elements of post-cancer treatment addressed in aftercare

From: A survey to determine usual care after cancer treatment within the United Kingdom national health service

Aspects of living beyond cancer addressed
  % of HCP responding Frequently/Always % of HCP responding Occasionally % of HCP responding Rarely/Never
Fatigue 84% [115] 10% [13] 7% [9]
Fear of recurrence 83% [113] 13% [18] 4% [6]
Anxiety 82% [112] 15% [21] 3% [4]
Depression/low mood 78% [107] 19% [26] 3% [4]
Menopausal symptoms if applicable 76% [102] 12% [16] 12% [16]
Financial problems 72% [99] 24% [33] 4% [5]
Body image problems 72% [98] 21% [29] 7% [10]
Long-term medical complications of treatment 72% [98] 20% [27] 8% [11]
Changes in physical capacity 68% [93] 24% [33] 7% [10]
Osteoporosis 66% [89] 20% [27] 15% [20]
Other emotional reactions (e.g. guilt, shame, anger) 65% [87] 28% [37] 7% [10]
Fear of death 63% [86] 28% [38] 9% [12]
Weight changes 56% [77] 34% [46] 10% [14]
Social problems 55% [75] 34% [47] 11% [15]
Low self esteem 53% [72] 31% [42] 16% [21]
Sexual difficulties 48% [66] 34% [47] 18% [24]
Changes in cognitive capacity 45% [62] 34% [47] 21% [28]
Vocational/occupational problems 37% [51] 42% [57] 21% [29]
Spiritual needs 36% [48] 35% [47] 30% [40]
  1. Note: figures in square parentheses are absolute numbers of responders