Issues In Cancer Survivorship

Colorectal Cancer and Dietary Fiber: Source Is More Important Than Amount

Colorectal Cancer and Dietary Fiber: Source Is More Important Than Amount

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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.

Three Factors Impede Cancer Survivorship Care in Primary Care Practices

Three Factors Impede Cancer Survivorship Care in Primary Care Practices

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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.

Breast Cancer Recurrence Not a Deterrent for Survivors Who Wish to Conceive

Breast Cancer Recurrence Not a Deterrent for Survivors Who Wish to Conceive

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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.

Risk of Some Cancers Higher in Women With a History of Periodontal Disease

Risk of Some Cancers Higher in Women With a History of Periodontal Disease

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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 Caregivers

Treating the Other "Patient": Depressive Symptoms Are Predictive of Declining Physical Health in Caregivers

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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.

Taxane-based Chemotherapy May Diminish Balance, Gait in Breast Cancer Survivors

Taxane-based Chemotherapy May Diminish Balance, Gait in Breast Cancer Survivors

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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.

Text Message System Uses Common Behavior to Promote, Enhance Childhood Cancer Survivorship Care

Text Message System Uses Common Behavior to Promote, Enhance Childhood Cancer Survivorship Care

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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.

Risk of Second Cancers Increased in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Risk of Second Cancers Increased in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

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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.

Tattoo Transforms Mastectomy Scars Into Personal Art for Breast Cancer Survivors

Tattoo Transforms Mastectomy Scars Into Personal Art for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Painter and tattoo artist David Allen has used his skills to transform breasts scarred by surgical reconstruction into works of art.

An App for Intubated Cancer Patients: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

An App for Intubated Cancer Patients: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

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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 Treatment

Expectations of Chemotherapy Side Effects Influence Patients' Experiences During Breast Cancer Treatment

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Recent studies indicate that adverse side effects can result from factors unrelated to the pharmacologic agent, but rather from other factors.

Increasing Dietary Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

Increasing Dietary Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

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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.

How Can We Have a Cancer Cure Moonshot if We're Short of Fuel?

How Can We Have a Cancer Cure Moonshot if We're Short of Fuel?

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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.

Socioeconomic Benefits of Marriage Improve Survival Among Married Patients

Socioeconomic Benefits of Marriage Improve Survival Among Married Patients

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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: Helping Young Adult Patients Navigate the Financial Impact of Cancer Care

The Samfund: Helping Young Adult Patients Navigate the Financial Impact of Cancer Care

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The Samfund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to easing the lasting financial effects of cancer treatments for young adults with the disease.

ASTRO Develops a Template to Facilitate Radiotherapy-Specific Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

ASTRO Develops a Template to Facilitate Radiotherapy-Specific Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

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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.

Hypnosedation: An Alternative Sedation Method for Glioma Resection

Hypnosedation: An Alternative Sedation Method for Glioma Resection

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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.

Meditation Serves as a Coping Tool for Both Patients and Clinicians

Meditation Serves as a Coping Tool for Both Patients and Clinicians

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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 Metastases

Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone Metastases

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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.

Counseling cancer survivors on family building options

Counseling cancer survivors on family building options

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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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