Issues In Cancer Survivorship
Results of a literature review highlighted 5 strategies for improving the management of urgent care situations in patients with cancer.
A review of the literature on follow-up after positive screening results led researchers to a consensus opinion on timing of diagnostic tests for 4 cancers: breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung.
Recent research shows that although testicular cancer survivors do not totally conform to the criteria for metabolic syndrome, past treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy increases its prevalence among survivors and may lead to a greater risk for heart disease in this patient population.
Researchers compared the association between diets high in plant-based omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) vs those high in marine-based PUFAs and the risk for breast cancer.
Study evaluates the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship.
Investigators sought to determine why so few biospecimens were available for research from minority populations of women with breast cancer.
New research on the benefits of high-fiber diets for CRC survivors took its findings one step further and identified the type of fiber consumed and which provided better benefits.
A comparative case study of 12 advanced primary care practices identified the 3 factors that are barriers to integrating comprehensive cancer survivorship services into primary care practices.
This study explored the potential for pregnancy and breastfeeding among women who survived breast cancer, particularly those with ER-positive disease, and the impact of pregnancy on disease recurrence.
A study on a cohort of women enrolled in the WHI-OS shows that those with a history of periodontal disease had a higher risk for developing some cancers.
Treating the Other "Patient": Depressive Symptoms Are Predictive of Declining Physical Health in CaregiversJuly 19, 2017
The person with cancer is not always the oncology nurse's only patient. Caregivers should be assessed for depressive symptoms, which can indicate declining physical health in the caregiver, and receive appropriate treatment.
Breast cancer survivors who received taxane-based chemotherapy for their disease are at increased risk for falls due to CIPN and treatment-associated effects on balance and gait.
An interactive system connects adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancers with their health care team to ensure they establish and adhere to recommended survivorship care plans.
Hodgkin lymphoma survivors are at higher risk of second cancers, and that risk is even higher in those with a first-degree relative with cancer.
Painter and tattoo artist David Allen has used his skills to transform breasts scarred by surgical reconstruction into works of art.
A nurse develops a tablet app that helps intubated patients communicate with their nurses, caregivers, and families.
Expectations of Chemotherapy Side Effects Influence Patients' Experiences During Breast Cancer TreatmentOctober 11, 2016
Recent studies indicate that adverse side effects can result from factors unrelated to the pharmacologic agent, but rather from other factors.
Lifestyle and dietary measures for preventing colorectal cancer are extensively studied; however, in this study, researchers looked at a dietary measure that improved survival for patients after diagnosis.
Cancer research relies of patients with cancer to participate in clinical trials. However, many patients cite various fears and misconceptions — some supported by physicians - as reasons for why they decline to participate in clinical trials.
A recent study confirms the benefits of marriage on patients with cancer, including socioeconomic status, psychosocial support, and a higher regard for health-related self care.
The Samfund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to easing the lasting financial effects of cancer treatments for young adults with the disease.
As the American College of Surgeons' Commision on Cancer milestones approach, ASTRO publishes a template to ensure consistent, comprehensive survivorship care plans can be developed for cancer survivors whose treatment involved radiotherapy.
This technique, which does not use pharmaceutical sedatives, can ease the perioperative discomfort and anxiety experienced by some patients undergoing fully awake craniotomy to remove glioma.
After experiencing the benefits of meditation to help himself cope with the stress of caring for patients with cancer, this oncologist leads classes teaching those patients to use the tool to better cope with their disease and its effects.
Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone MetastasesDecember 31, 2015
In a review of the Dutch Bone Metastasis Study results, stratified for primary tumor location, palliative radiation therapy was found to reduce pain and improve quality of life for some patients.
A leading cancer institute developed an online course that teaches oncology nurses about cancer survivors' fertility options and prospects for adoption.
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