New Cancer Threat Lurks Long After Cure – NYTimes.com

An opinion pieces that covers the psychology and related effects of secondary cancers, one result of improved treatments. To a certain extent, we all know the trade-offs with aggressive treatment to treat aggressive cancers – it buys us more time, not necessarily a cure. Quote:

For the nearly 14 million cancer survivors, including Ms. Roberts and me, life is a roller coaster of a ride knowing that the treatments administered to us may one day exact a heavy price. Neither the reprieve nor the freedom it brings is permanent — but with more awareness of these mental healthissues and new therapeutic interventions, doctors and patients are much better equipped than ever before to fight these demons.

New Cancer Threat Lurks Long After Cure – NYTimes.com.

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