Survivorship: introduction and definition.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN, Volume 12, Issue 1, p.34-45 (2014)


2014, Clinical Research Division, February 2014


Many cancer survivors experience physical and/or psychosocial side effects, which can be severe, debilitating, and sometimes permanent. These NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship provide screening, evaluation, and treatment recommendations for common consequences of cancer and cancer treatment for health care professionals who work with survivors of adult-onset cancer in the posttreatment period. These introductory sections of the guidelines include the panel's definition of cancer survivors, a discussion of the effects of cancer and its treatment, general principles and standards for survivorship care, and guidance regarding screening for problems that require further assessment.