A new Survivorship Toolkit offers patients posttreatment self-care plans, wallet-sized information cards, and a calendar for keeping track of appointments.
It may be reasonable to use methods other than colonoscopy to rescreen people who had negative results on their first screening colonoscopy.
A nutritional education program for patients with gastrectomy improved knowledge, oral intake, adherence to diet guidelines, and patient satisfaction compared with patients who received usual nutrition education.
Persons with cancer who use herbs or dietary supplements are at risk for harmful drug interactions, a new study has reiterated.
Self-care is an essential part of treating patients with lymphedema, with full-body exercise and complete decongestive therapy being the best ways to minimize symptoms and maintain quality of life.
Differences in the impact of aspirin in various forms of cancer are highlighted in two studies recently published in the oncology literature.
Support from oncology clinicians can encourage people with cancer to adopt an exercise regimen that can help relieve their symptoms and improve their function.
For female patients with an abnormal breast or cervical cancer screening result, patient navigation services help to decrease the time to diagnosis and helps vulnerable populations get the care they need in a timely manner.
Memory and thought-process speed may be improved in breast cancer survivors, who often complain of problems with memory or feelings of mental slowness. A memory training program can improve memory performance, according to a recent study.
Breast cancer survivors who develop such behavioral skills as self-confidence and motivation are much more likely to continue exercising on their own after leaving a supervised exercise program.
The mailing of fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits boosted colorectal cancer screening rates in a low-income, racially diverse patient population.
Information and resources to help patients quit smoking and resources to help patients cope with lung cancer and its treatment.
People with cancer and their caregivers can turn to a new Web site to help answer the question from concerned relatives and friends, "What can I do to help?"
Persons with cancer aged 20 to 29 years were less likely than others to use mental health services and more likely to have unmet information needs.
ONA talked to an oncology nurse with Walgreens' cycle management program about how this novel program helps patients and clinicians better manage outpatient oral chemotherapy.
Childhood cancer survivors may need earlier colorectal cancer screening, especially if abdominal radiation was part of their treatment.
Administration, safety, and efficacy are similar in both agents. However, the frequency of administration makes a significant difference for patients.
Sperm banking is viewed as a routine part of oncology care for men, but few women discuss their fertility options at diagnosis.
Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia can use these tips to help manage practical and emotional concerns.
Annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography may benefit some smokers, but uncertainty exists as to the harms of screening.
Overall US cancer death rates have continued to decline since the early 1990s, but excess weight and lack of sufficient activity contribute to the increased incidence of many cancers.
Consistent evidence from 27 observational studies demonstrated a link between exercise and reduced all-cause mortality for breast, colon cancers.
Provocative evidence indicates that daily aspirin at doses of 75 mg and above might lower overall cancer incidence and overall cancer mortality.
Six years after breast cancer treatment, more than 60% of women experienced at least one side effect amenable to rehabilitative intervention.
A group at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, uses modern technology to provide survivorship care and counseling to patients.
Spousal caregivers of cancer patients have increased risks of coronary heart disease and stroke that persist over time, researchers have discovered.
A home walking program significantly improves fatigue levels and physical functioning in persons with pancreatic and periampullary cancers.
Sometimes, cancer patients embrace or question their spirituality in the midst of life changes. This fact sheet explains to patients how spirituality can help.
A stress-management program for women with breast cancer can alter tumor-promoting processes at the molecular level, according to researchers.
Few women of childbearing age who are diagnosed with cancer are taking steps to preserve their fertility during treatment.
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