Life After Cancer

Living With Risk

Krista L. Wilkins, PhD, RN; Roberta L. Woodgate, PhD, RN

Disclosures

Cancer Nurs. 2011;34(6):487-494. 

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Conclusion

In conclusion, this study showed that cancer survivors have a broad range of interpretations of second cancer risk. Cancer survivors' perceptions of their second cancer risk do not always translate into behaviors to prevent, detect, and manage that risk. Understanding how cancer survivors conceptualize and assess risk in relation to having a history of cancer must remain a priority if we are to deliver follow-up based on real rather than perceived or presumed need.

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