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Berkowitz CM, Allen DH, Tenhover J, Zullig LL, Fischer JE, Pollak KI, Hicks MR, Hillson JV, Koontz BF. Head and Neck Cancer Survivors: Specific Needs and Their Implications for Survivorship Care Planning. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2018 Oct 1; 22(5):523-528.
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Abstract: BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors experience significant sequelae of treatment, including long-term physical side effects and ongoing cancer surveillance. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to understand patients' survivorship knowledge gaps and supportive care needs. METHODS: Through an anonymous cross-sectional survey, the authors evaluated 41 HNC survivors' knowledge regarding post-treatment issues. FINDINGS: Patients had undergone a variety of treatment modalities.