Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about recurrence
the ONA take:
According to a new study published online first in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers from the University of Pennsylavnia's Annenberg School of Communication have found that cancer survivors most frequently seek information about cancer recurrence, but information needs vary depending on cancer type.
For the study, researchers surveyed over 2,000 cancer survivors three times over a 3-year period. Participants were survivors of breast, colon, and prostate cancer. Results showed that across all participants, decreasing the risk for cancer recurrence was the most frequently researched topic.
In addition, survivors of breast cancer were more likely to seek information about late effects and their family members' risks than colon and prostate cancer survivors and were less likely to seek information about their risks of cancer recurrence in later years than during the year following diagnosis.
Researchers found that female colon cancer survivors were more likely to seek information about certain topics in later years than female breast cancer survivors, which may be due to more information about breast cancer and survivorship resources for breast cancer survivors being readily available.
The findings demonstrate various points that health care providers can educate their patients on cancer recurrence and survivorship.
Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about cancer recurrence.
- Study Identifies Factors Associated With Hearing Loss in Polycythemia Vera
- High Symptom Burden With Polycythemia Vera Linked to QoL Impairment
- Bioimpedence Spectroscopy Improves Early Detection of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema in At-Risk Patients
- Ezh2 Inhibitors May Offer Cure for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
- MRD Negativity Associated With Prolonged Survival in Myeloma
- Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts
- Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer
- Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes
- Tumor Markers (Fact Sheet)
- Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients
- ASCO, ASTRO Issue Guideline Update for Postmastectomy RT
- Study Assesses Efficacy of Ramucirumab in HCC by Child-Pugh Score
- Incontinence Affects QOL for Survivors of Gynecologic Cancers
- Patient Navigation Reduces Delays in Diagnostic Resolution
- Fee-for-service Medicare Plans Linked to Improved Care During Last Year of Life
Sign Up for Free e-newsletters
Regimen and Drug Listings
GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION
|Head and Neck Cancer||Regimens||Drugs|