Brief Communication: Living with peripheral neuropathy following completion of cancer treatment

Margaret I. Fitch


Recently, a number of large surveys have reported cancer survivors experience physical, emotional, and practical changes following completion of their cancer treatment (Burg et al., 2015; Cancer Control Queensland, 2015; Lerro et al., 2012; Li et al., 2019; Moslassiotis et al., 2017; National Health Services, 2015). The types of changes survivors report are remarkably similar across these surveys and include physical limitations, mood swings, fear of recurrence, return to work challenges, and financial burdens. These changes can have a profound impact on the day-to-day lives of survivors. It is important for oncology nurses to know about the impact of these changes on the lives of cancer survivors, as a basis for their assessment and efforts to improve the experience of survivors. 

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