Fear of cancer recurrence: a systematic literature review of self‐report measures

@article{Thewes2012FearOC,
  title={Fear of cancer recurrence: a systematic literature review of self‐report measures},
  author={Belinda Thewes and P. Butow and Robert Zachariae and S{\o}ren Br{\o}gger Christensen and S{\'e}bastien Simard and Carolyn Gotay},
  journal={Psycho‐Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21}
}
Prior research has shown that many cancer survivors experience ongoing fears of cancer recurrence (FCR) and that this chronic uncertainty of health status during and after cancer treatment can be a significant psychological burden. The field of research on FCR is an emerging area of investigation in the cancer survivorship literature, and several standardised instruments for its assessment have been developed. 
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