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Long-term consequences of lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most frequent cancers in men and women and is therefore of great clinical and social importance. Unfortunately, survival rates have only improved marginally over the past decades. It is therefore even more important maintaining the patients’ quality of life as much as possible and striving for optimal psycho-social rehabilitation. A return to the work force is a part of this. About 13% of lung cancer patients are younger than 55 at the time of diagnosis, and for this group, occupational rehabilitation is particularly important. We are examining the state of the research on long-term consequences of lung cancer, with a focus on quality of life and psycho-social (including occupational) rehabilitation.

Funding: Deutsches Konsortium für Translationale Krebsforschung, Standort Frankfurt/Mainz