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Table 3 HCP’s views of needs of those living with and beyond cancer

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

  Very important or important Moderately important Unimportant or of little importance
Fear of recurrence 95% [174] 4% [7] 1% [2]
Fatigue 94% [172] 5% [9] 1% [2]
Anxiety 89% [163] 10% [18] 1% [2]
Changes in physical capacity 89% [163] 10% [19] 1% [1]
Depression/low mood 88% [161] 11% [20] 1% [2]
Long-term medical complications of treatment 85% [156] 11% [20] 4% [7]
Body image problems 83% [152] 15% [27] 2% [4]
Fear of death 81% [149] 16% [30] 2% [4]
Financial problems 81% [148] 16% [30] 3% [5]
Menopausal symptoms if applicable 79% [145] 17% [31] 4% [7]
Sexual difficulties 79% [144] 18% [32] 4% [7]
Changes in cognitive capacity 77% [143] 21% [38] 3% [5]
Other emotional reactions (eg. guilt, shame, anger) 75% [138] 19% [35] 6% [10]
Social problems 73% [134] 21% [39] 6% [10]
Weight changes 73% [133] 25% [45] 3% [5]
Vocational/occupational problems 72% [131] 20% [37] 8% [15]
Osteoporosis 67% [122] 28% [51] 6% [10]
Low self esteem 66% [118] 28% [52] 6% [10]
Spiritual needs 58% [106] 28% [51] 14% [26]
  1. Note: figures in square parentheses are absolute numbers of responders