Quality of life means different things to different people, but it matters to everyone.

More people are surviving cancer than ever before - but living with cancer, and the effects of its treatment, can have a negative impact on people’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing.

Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement understand that quality of life (QoL) outcomes are important to patients. We have launched a nationwide Cancer QoL Survey to help us understand what matters to patients.

We are pleased to confirm that, from December 2020, all patients diagnosed with breast, prostate or colorectal cancer in England are being invited to complete the survey around 18-months after their diagnosis.

People with other cancer types will be included later in 2021. The information collected from the survey will help us to work out how best to support people living with and beyond cancer. This is an ambitious programme with a scale and depth that isn’t being matched anywhere else in the world.

Watch the NHS England and NHS Improvement Quality of Life video to see if you can spot anyone you know. 

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