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From cancer patient to cancer survivor : lost in transition / Committee on Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life, National Cancer Policy Board ; Maria Hewitt, Sheldon Greenfield, and Ellen Stovall, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-09595-6 (hardcover)

1. Cancer—Patients—Rehabilitation—United States. 2. Cancer—Patients—Services for—United States. 3. Cancer—Treatment—United States. I. Hewitt, Maria Elizabeth. II. Greenfield, Sheldon. III. Stovall, Ellen. IV. National Cancer Policy Board (U.S.). Committee on Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life.

[DNLM: 1. Neoplasms—psychology—United States. 2. Neoplasms—therapy—United States. 3. Continuity of Patient Care—United States. 4. Quality of Health Care—United States. 5. Survival Rate—United States. 6. Survivors—United States. QZ 266 F931 2005]

RC262.F76 2005

362.196′994—dc22

2005024963

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