Persistent impact of illness on families of adult survivors of childhood central nervous system tumors: a population-based cohort study
Hovén EI et al. – Adverse cancer–related consequences affect a considerable portion of families of childhood survivors of central nervous system tumor, even after reaching adulthood. The impact is aggravated by lasting sequelae and perceived shortcomings of long–term follow–up, factors that partly are avoidable. Improved clinical follow–up should particularly address illness information and long–term health–care needs to reduce the impact on families of survivors suffering from chronic health conditions.