Survivorship in gynecologic cancer: enduring the treatment toward a new normal

Linda R. Duska, Amanda Nickles Nickles Fader, Don S. Dizon

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Women are living longer after a cancer diagnosis because of advances in early detection and treatment. However, although our ability to effectively treat gynecologic malignancies has improved, survivors of gynecologic cancer often face profound physical, emotional, sexual, and psychosocial challenges as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this article, we discuss how patient comorbidities (i.e., obesity) and cancer treatment effects may adversely affect sexual health outcomes, gastrointestinal function, and general health among survivors of gynecologic cancer. The importance of a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to survivorship care is emphasized.

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