Priority from the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What are the long term physical effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment and how long do they last?
|This was one of the 20 questions at the workshop that fell outside of the Top 10. These were not ranked in any order of priority
|JLA question ID
|Young people experience many long-term physical effects of cancer such as fatigue and pain which can have a huge impact on their lives. How long these effects last for in young people is unknown.
Ahmad S, Reinius M, Hatcher H, Ajithkumar T. Anticancer chemotherapy in teenagers and young adults: managing long term side effects
Non-systematic review and does not address 'how long' the effects last.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|Will my side effects go on forever? ~ When will my body get back to normal after treatment? ~ What issues are caused by chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatment after completing and how long do they last? ~ Will the treatment affect the patient in adulthood? ~ What is the late effects burden of treatment of TYA cancer? ~ Is there research being conducted to help people with long term effects of treatment to know what to expect?
|8 x health professionals ~ 21 x patients ~ 6 x parent/carers ~ 1 x relatives ~ 3 friends ~ 3 x partners
|PSP unique ID
|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