Coping with the consequences of cancer

Managing and minimising the consequences of cancer and its treatments was the focus of the day-long LCA survivorship forum on 22 January 2014.

There were presentations on medical innovations, national initiatives such as the National Breast Radiation Service, the realities of living with cancer consequences and an overview of how the LCA Survivorship Group is responding to the national agenda. There were also several symptom-specific talks looking at pain, psychiatric consequences, and psycho-sexual consequences.

Formal presentations were complemented with a marketplace of services which help address consequences of cancer and its treatments. These included trust-based and third sector service initiatives, including physical activity programmes, lymphoedema services, the impact of a dietetic outpatient clinic for oesophago-gastric cancer patients, a survivorship programme for lung cancer patients and pre-habilitation service for stem cell transplant patients and their carers. 

The agenda and presentations are available at the links below.

Survivorship clinical forum 22 Jan 2014 agenda

Throwing light on the consequences of cancer and its treatment

Minimising the consequences of colorectal cancer treatment; gynaecological cancer treatment; breast cancer treatment and urological cancer treatment

LCA consequences of cancer position statement

Breast radiotherapy injury service

Managing psychological consequences

Psychiatric consequences

Psychosexual consequences

Pain management following cancer

 

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