Fear of cancer recurrence in adult cancer survivors: a systematic review of quantitative studies

@article{Simard2013FearOC,
  title={Fear of cancer recurrence in adult cancer survivors: a systematic review of quantitative studies},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Simard and Belinda Thewes and Gerry Humphris and M{\'e}lanie Dixon and Ceara Hayden and Shab Mireskandari and Gozde Ozakinci},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Survivorship},
  year={2013},
  volume={7},
  pages={300-322}
}
PurposeFear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is among the most commonly reported problems and one of the most prevalent areas of unmet needs for cancer survivors and their carers. This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge on FCR and to formulate recommendations for future research.MethodsA systematic review was undertaken to identify quantitative studies associated with FCR. Relevant studies were identified via Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO and AMED databases… 
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