Priority 2 from the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What interventions, including self-care, can reduce or reverse adverse short and long term effects of cancer treatment? (JLA PSP Priority 1)
Overall ranking 2
JLA question ID 0060/2
Explanatory note It is well known that cancer treatments can have many side effects, some of which are long lasting and can be distressing for young people, having a huge impact on their lives. Reducing these side effects in the short and long term is high priority. The young people at the workshop asked for ‘including self-care’ to be added to this question. They thought ‘intervention’ referred to something that is ‘done to’ a person and were not aware that interventions could include self-care. They wanted this to be made clear as it was important to them to know what they could do to help their recovery and reduce side effects of treatment. 
Evidence

None identified.  This is a very broad area to search.  The Steering Group of the PSP concluded that this question is unanswered.

Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What's the best way to avoid long-term complications from treatment? ~ Can some of the damage caused by the illness and treatment be reversed ? ~ What are the best ways to help people with long term effects after treatment.
Submitted by 1 patient ~ 3 parent/carers
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0060
PSP name Teenage and Young Adult Cancer
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 185  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 19 January 2018