Patient Support Groups
Religiousness and spirituality have a significant impact on cancer patients' overall health and outcomesAugust 24, 2015
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.
Enabling patients to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later.
Children of cancer patients may be at risk for emotional and behavioral problems after learning of a parent's cancer diagnosis.
Clinicians and even patients themselves tend to undervalue the need for help with nonclinical concerns.
The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can be significant. Oncology nurses should familiarize themselves with the organizations that can help patients.
Families coping with cancer need a break from stress and its impact on their lives. These organizations help them enjoy happy times together.
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.
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?"
Patients with cancer may seek guidance on how and how much to tell their children about their diagnosis and treatment.
A group at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, uses modern technology to provide survivorship care and counseling to patients.
At one center, treatment compliance rates increased by 15% with the program.
Parents prefer to receive information from a trusted healthcare provider rather than the Internet when their son or daughter is diagnosed with cancer.
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.
Information about colorectal cancer nurses can share with their patients, including a list of resources for patients and their families.
Caregivers are an essential part of patient care. Attentiveness to their concerns is an important part of caring for the patient with cancer.
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 survivorsSeptember 02, 2010
Social media is not just about Facebook anymore. Now, it's also about surviving cancer.
The Melanoma Research Foundation and CancerCare partner to launch Melanoma Helpline for patients, caregivers and health care providers
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