OBJECTIVES: To provide a brief review of cognitive changes, fatigue, lymphedema, and peripheral neuropathy as persistent symptoms, and provide assessment and management information. DATA SOURCES: Published articles and research studies. CONCLUSIONS: As the number of people surviving cancer for extended periods of time continues to increase, the phenomenon of symptoms that persist following the completion of treatment is being recognized. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Research is needed to provide adequate knowledge about symptoms that persist following cancer treatment.
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