Issues in Cancer Survivorship

Conflicts in spirituality: Why me versus why not me

Conflicts in spirituality: Why me versus why not me

Understanding how patients' use their spiritual beliefs can help you determine which patients may be more likely to develop depressive symptoms.

Yoga improves fatigue and reduces inflammatory markers in breast cancer survivors

Yoga improves fatigue and reduces inflammatory markers in breast cancer survivors

Improvements in fatigue, IL-6, TNF-a, and IL-1B seen in a clinical trial that measured the effects of yoga practice in women survivors of breast cancer.

Study shows pregnancy is possible for many female childhood cancer survivors

Study shows pregnancy is possible for many female childhood cancer survivors

Many women who are survivors of childhood cancer can become pregnant. This good news comes from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, in which nearly two-thirds of the women in the survivor group, initially unsuccessful at becoming pregnant, eventually conceived.

Physical therapy and cancer: Motion and mobility before and after cancer treatment

Physical therapy and cancer: Motion and mobility before and after cancer treatment

As with any treatment regimen that results in physical impairment, patients with cancer need rehabilitation therapy to return to baseline functioning.

Tablet-based system of care aids autonomy for patients on their journey to survivorship

Tablet-based system of care aids autonomy for patients on their journey to survivorship

Novel program provides patients with a computer tablet preloaded with app and links to information, data, and providers specific to their care.

Tackling obesity: A strategy 
for reducing cancer risk 
and ­improving survivorship

Tackling obesity: A strategy 
for reducing cancer risk 
and ­improving survivorship

A trend in programs that address cancer risk, prevention, and survivorship focuses on the battle to overcome obesity.

A survivorship dilemma: The impact of cancer treatment on cardiovascular risk factors

A survivorship dilemma: The impact of cancer treatment on cardiovascular risk factors

The oncology community is well aware that cancer therapy is fraught with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Of the almost 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, many are more likely to die of CVD...

Questions about side effects? Your patients' perhaps not so surprising source for answers

Questions about side effects? Your patients' perhaps not so surprising source for answers

Many cancer patients go to the Internet with their questions about side effect management. But the information they glean is from reliable sources—other cancer patients.

Study results support patient concerns about a controversial side effect of therapy

Study results support patient concerns about a controversial side effect of therapy

A posttreatment assessment of men who underwent treatment for prostate cancer revealed a side effect that has a significant impact on patients.

After the treatments end: Do your patients with prostate cancer know about this potential effect?

A posttreatment assessment of men who underwent treatment for prostate cancer revealed a side effect that has a significant impact on patients.

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