Unmet Needs of Cancer Survivors in Alberta
Cancer has become a chronic disease with many patients either living disease-free for a long time after diagnosis and treatment or experiencing repeated episodes of recurrence and treatment cycles. However, surprisingly little is known about the needs of the nearly 100,000 cancer survivors across Alberta. Basic information is lacking about survivors’ unmet needs over time and their willingness to participate in cancer-survivorship planning. This information is needed in order to inform the development of our new Alberta Health Services’ urban and rural cancer corridors.
To prepare for ongoing cancer survivorship research and program development, we are conducting pilot work to examine the level and type of unmet need in the province, across cancer type, gender, and geographic location. Our goals are to generate future research and programs pertaining to needs, quality of life, and health status of survivors of both adult and childhood cancer. We have invited all adult survivors of childhood cancer in Alberta to participate in this project as well as a randomly selected group of adults survivors of adult cancers. These potential participants have been asked to complete a questionnaire so that we can learn more about how they are doing and what needs they may have that are or are not being met.
Results from this study will be available here in Summer 2012
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The online survey is only for recruited participants in this study. You need to have received a invitation letter in the mail to participate.