Quality Of Life

Cancer Patients Benefit From Exercise Both During and After Treatment

Cancer Patients Benefit From Exercise Both During and After Treatment

Studies show better physical function and quality of life for cancer patients who do strength training or aerobic activity.

Long-Term Health Not Improved for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Long-Term Health Not Improved for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Research shows only modest improvements in the physical or mental health of childhood cancer survivors in recent decades.

Telerehabilitation Program Improves Posttreatment Effects in Breast Cancer Survivors

Telerehabilitation Program Improves Posttreatment Effects in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Study evaluates whether a web-based rehabilitation program can effectively improve pain, fatigue, strength, and quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

Severe Fatigue Associated With Unemployment in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Severe Fatigue Associated With Unemployment in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

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Severe fatigue is associated with unemployment and financial problems in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma, highlighting the need for clinicians to address fatigue in these patients.

Postdiagnosis Physical Activity Linked to Improved Physical QoL in Prostate Cancer Survivors

Postdiagnosis Physical Activity Linked to Improved Physical QoL in Prostate Cancer Survivors

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Prostate cancer survivors who maintain or begin recreational physical activity following cancer diagnosis report substantially higher quality of life than those who never exercise or stopped exercising after diagnosis.

HRQoL Better Maintained With Pembrolizumab in Ipilimumab-refractory Melanoma

HRQoL Better Maintained With Pembrolizumab in Ipilimumab-refractory Melanoma

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Treatment with pembrolizumab better maintained health-related quality of life compared with chemotherapy in patients with advanced melanoma refractory to ipilimumab.

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Terminal Cancer Patients

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Terminal Cancer Patients

Early care after an incurable cancer diagnosis improves quality of life and also increases the chances of having end-of-life discussions.

Inpatient Palliative Care Improves QoL for Patients Hospitalized for HCT

Inpatient Palliative Care Improves QoL for Patients Hospitalized for HCT

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Palliative care improved quality of life, depression, anxiety, and symptom burden in patients with hematologic malignancies hospitalized for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT).

Quality of Life and Cosmetic Result of Single-port Access Endoscopic Thyroidectomy via Axillary Approach in Patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma

Quality of Life and Cosmetic Result of Single-port Access Endoscopic Thyroidectomy via Axillary Approach in Patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research reviews the effects of single-port access transaxillary totally endoscopic thyroidectomy on outcomes following surgery, including quality of life and cosmetic result, in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).

Quality of Life Not Affected by Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer

Quality of Life Not Affected by Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer

Choosing no treatment and regular check-ups didn't seem to stress men with low-risk disease

Systematic Palliative Care Provides Greater Improvement in Quality of Life for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

Systematic Palliative Care Provides Greater Improvement in Quality of Life for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

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Quality of life is significantly improved for patients with pancreatic cancer when systematic palliative care is administered vs on-demand palliative care.

Nivolumab Maintains Baseline HRQoL in Advanced Melanoma

Nivolumab Maintains Baseline HRQoL in Advanced Melanoma

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In addition to improving overall survival compared with dacarbazine in patients with advanced melanoma, nivolumab maintains baseline levels of health-related quality of life to ultimately confer long-term quality of survival benefit.

Unrealistic Patient Expectations Top Barrier to Quality EOL Care

Unrealistic Patient Expectations Top Barrier to Quality EOL Care

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In a large cohort of hematologic oncologists surveyed in the United States, standard end-of-life quality measures were highly acceptable, but unrealistic patient expectations are the greatest impediment to quality end-of-life care.

Among Survivors, Relaxing Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep Quality, QoL

Among Survivors, Relaxing Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep Quality, QoL

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Relaxing acupressure resulted in significant improvement in persistent fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life among survivors of breast cancer, a recent study has shown.

POSTCARE Intervention May Improve QoL Among Cancer Survivors

POSTCARE Intervention May Improve QoL Among Cancer Survivors

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The Patient-Owned Survivorship Transition Care for Activated, Empowered survivors (POSTCARE) intervention resulted in clinically meaningful improvements in 3 domains of quality of life (QoL) among survivors of breast cancers.

Many Older Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer Are Susceptible to Functional Decline After Starting Treatment

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Approximately 20% of older women with stage I-III breast cancer lost the ability to complete some basic tasks of independent living within 1 year of starting treatment. However, an assessment tool can identify those women at greatest risk of posttreatment functional decline.

Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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Undergoing pleurectomy and decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma generally leads to improved quality of life after the surgery.

Type of End-of-Life Care Received Varies Based on Type of Disease

Type of End-of-Life Care Received Varies Based on Type of Disease

Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care than do patients with many other chronic conditions, recent research indicates.

ASCO: Aggressive Treatment Common in Terminal Cancer Patients

ASCO: Aggressive Treatment Common in Terminal Cancer Patients

Three in four of young or middle-aged patients with terminal cancer receive aggressive therapies in their last months of life.

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

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The introduction of palliative care shortly after a patient is diagnosed with cancer is associated with improved quality of life.

Vessel-Sparing Radiation Successfully Treats Prostate Cancer, Maintains Quality of Life

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Radiation therapy delivered to the critical vessels surrounding the prostate can result in erectile dysfunction and bladder and renal irritation. Vessel-sparing radiation and an improved understanding of the anatomy of the prostate can reduce these effects.

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Depression, Anxiety in Family Caregivers

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Depression, Anxiety in Family Caregivers

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A recent study examined depression and anxiety among family caregivers of patients with incurable cancer and sought to identify factors linked to these symptoms.

VATS Associated With Less Post-op Pain, Better QoL for Stage 1 NSCLC

VATS Associated With Less Post-op Pain, Better QoL for Stage 1 NSCLC

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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is associated with less postoperative pain and better quality of life than anterolateral thoracotomy for the first year of surgery in patients with stage I NSCLC.

AYA Patient Survivorship Program Created to Improve Quality of Life

AYA Patient Survivorship Program Created to Improve Quality of Life

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An AYA patient survivorship program jointly designed by a cancer institute and a community organization educates patients about their oncologic history and the effects of therapy, as well as provides resources to improve quality of life.

SES, Physical Health Features Linked to Depression Among CRC Survivors

SES, Physical Health Features Linked to Depression Among CRC Survivors

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Socioeconomic status and features of physical health rather than tumor characteristics were associated with symptoms of depression among long-term survivors of colorectal cancer.

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Worse Survival Following Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy With Cytoreductive Surgery

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Worse Survival Following Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy With Cytoreductive Surgery

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A study examined the relationship between depression and survival for patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy combined with cytoreductive surgery.

End-of-life Care Intensity for Patients With MDS May Be Suboptimal

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The intensity of end-of-life care for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes may be optimal in terms of hospice use, a recently published study has shown.

NSCLC: Study Assesses Adjuvant Chemo Decision-making Role Preferences

NSCLC: Study Assesses Adjuvant Chemo Decision-making Role Preferences

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Most patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) preferred a collaborative role in decision-making about adjuvant chemotherapy.

HCT-related Concerns at Discharge Associated With Depression

HCT-related Concerns at Discharge Associated With Depression

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Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT)-related concerns at the time of hospital discharge predict increases in depression but not in anxiety.

Initiating Palliative Care in the ED Improves Quality of Life

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Initiating a palliative care consultation in the ED improved quality of life and survival was not shortened in patients with advanced cancer.

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