Quality of life after cancer

By WEEK Producer
By NBC News

Quality of life after cancer

October 30, 2012 Updated Oct 30, 2012 at 3:53 PM CDT

WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Many cancer patients feel sick long after they're cured of their disease.

A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina explored health-related quality of life issues among cancer patients.

They found that at least a third of cancer survivors continue to suffer physical or mental problems after their treatments end.

Survivors of melanoma, breast, and prostate cancers fared best in this study.

Forty percent of survivors of cervical, blood and colorectal cancers were more likely to report continuing physical symptoms.

This study is published in the journal "Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention."

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