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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – April 2010

Learn About Life After Cancer

Format: Web Site
Institute: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Library of Medicine (NLM)

In Life After Cancer, the newest topic on NIHSeniorHealth, older adults who have survived cancer can find out what to expect once treatment ends. Many people are living longer due to better diagnostic tests and treatments, but life after cancer can bring its own challenges. Visitors to the site will learn about managing follow-up care, physical and emotional changes, and relationships with family and friends. The topic also addresses how a person's age and health status can affect recovery and survival. This is important information for older adults, who make up about 60 percent of cancer survivors and whose cancer treatments may be complicated by other aging-related health conditions.

Next Steps

You can visit the Life After Cancer topic at www.nihseniorhealth.gov/lifeaftercancer/toc.html. NIHSeniorHealth features short, easy-to-read segments of information that can be accessed in a number of formats, including various large-print type sizes, open-captioned videos, and an audio version.

This page last reviewed on November 1, 2012

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