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Religiousness and spirituality have a significant impact on cancer patients' overall health and outcomes

Religiousness and spirituality have a significant impact on cancer patients' overall health and outcomes

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A recent analysis of published studies, which included more than 44,000 patients overall, examined the impact of religion and spirituality on cancer patients' mental, social, and physical well-being.

Stress management improves long-term mood and quality of life in women with breast cancer

Stress management improves long-term mood and quality of life in women with breast cancer

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Enabling patients to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later.

Family dysfunction is a strong predictor of children ability to cope with parents' cancer

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Children of cancer patients may be at risk for emotional and behavioral problems after learning of a parent's cancer diagnosis.

Psychosocial support: Meeting the standard for quality patient care

Psychosocial support: Meeting the standard for quality patient care

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Clinicians and even patients themselves tend to undervalue the need for help with nonclinical concerns.

Financial support and 
resources are essential
 to cancer care

Financial support and 
resources are essential
 to cancer care

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The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can be significant. Oncology nurses should familiarize themselves with the organizations that can help patients.

Building special memories with their loved ones may be the best medicine

Building special memories with their loved ones may be the best medicine

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Families coping with cancer need a break from stress and its impact on their lives. These organizations help them enjoy happy times together.

Developing confidence keeps breast cancer survivors exercising

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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.

MyCancerCircle creates a community of caregivers

MyCancerCircle creates a community of caregivers

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?"

Helping children understand cancer

Helping children understand cancer

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Patients with cancer may seek guidance on how and how much to tell their children about their diagnosis and treatment.

Social media and survivorship: 21st century support

Social media and survivorship: 21st century support

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A group at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, uses modern technology to provide survivorship care and counseling to patients.

Integrative patient navigation programs increase treatment compliance

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At one center, treatment compliance rates increased by 15% with the program.

Parents stay offline when child has cancer

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Parents prefer to receive information from a trusted healthcare provider rather than the Internet when their son or daughter is diagnosed with cancer.

Beads of Courage: A linear story of a child's bravery on the journey to recovery

Beads of Courage: A linear story of a child's bravery on the journey to recovery

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Tiny works of art are stringed together to tell a child's story of courage during the course of treatment for cancer or another serious illness.

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Information about colorectal cancer nurses can share with their patients, including a list of resources for patients and their families.

Caregivers: A critical link in successful care management

Caregivers: A critical link in successful care management

Caregivers are an essential part of patient care. Attentiveness to their concerns is an important part of caring for the patient with cancer.

Minority women receive less social support post-cancer than other races

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Race disparities exist among women who receive social support after cancer treatment, according to data presented at the 2010 AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities.

Accessing information, staying in touch, finding helpful resources: Social media for cancer survivors

Accessing information, staying in touch, finding helpful resources: Social media for cancer survivors

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Social media is not just about Facebook anymore. Now, it's also about surviving cancer.

New helpline offers resources and support for people facing melanoma diagnosis

The Melanoma Research Foundation and CancerCare partner to launch Melanoma Helpline for patients, caregivers and health care providers

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