Survivorship

Radiation and Your Patient Radiotherapy and female sexual health

Radiotherapy and female sexual health

It is important that patients are advised early about the effect radiotherapy toxicity can have on their sexual anatomy and overall sexual health.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship Treatment for radiation-induced xerostomia

Treatment for radiation-induced xerostomia

For patients with radiation-induced xerostomia, ALTENS may reduce symptom burden with less side effects than current standard treatment.

Radiation and Your Patient Survivorship care plans: The shift back to primary care

Survivorship care plans: The shift back to primary care

New templates from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will augment successful cancer survivorship care planning. But a stronger effort toward implementation is still needed.

ASCO 2015 Annual Meeting Adapting Pediatric Cancer Treatments to Spur Early Detection and Reduce Late Effects

Adapting Pediatric Cancer Treatments to Spur Early Detection and Reduce Late Effects

Modifying pediatric cancer treatments may reduce occurrence of late effects and promoting early detection, indicated data from a 5-year analysis of childhood cancers survivors presented at ASCO 2015.

ASCO 2015 Annual Meeting Removing the Obstacles Associated With Survivorship Care

Removing the Obstacles Associated With Survivorship Care

As of 2012 in the U.S. there were 14 million cancer survivors, a number that is expected to grow to 18 million by 2022.

From CancerCare Coping with the loss of fertility after cancer

Coping with the loss of fertility after cancer

The inability to have children as a result of cancer treatment can be a significant loss for patients and their caregivers. These tips can help nurses guide patients as they learn to cope.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

A prospective study found that patients with human papillomavirus-related disease had better treatment response than HPV-negative patients.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship The unmet needs of cancer survivors: Quantifying the long-term effects of cancer

The unmet needs of cancer survivors: Quantifying the long-term effects of cancer

Long-lasting effects of cancer can plague patients for years after they complete their treatments. In this study, researchers sought to measure which problems plagued patients the most and for the longest time.

Communication Challenges Patient treatment: The constancy of vulnerability

Patient treatment: The constancy of vulnerability

Transitions from one stage of cancer care to another are pivotal points of vulnerability for patients. The most significant point comes at the end of treatment, as patients face life forever changed.

Radiation and Your Patient Using genomic correlates of radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes

Using genomic correlates of radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes

Radiogenomics is maturing into a predictor of patients' likelihood of experiencing radiotoxicities and late radiation effects.

Adoption poses challenges for cancer survivors

A new study has examined the unique challenges facing cancer survivors that wish to adopt a child.

Cancer survivors may experience more challenges to adopt a child

Cancer survivors may experience more challenges to adopt a child

Researchers have found that cancer survivors' options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies' policies.

Perception of risk from tobacco use is lower among cancer survivors who smoke

Perception of risk from tobacco use is lower among cancer survivors who smoke

A new study identified several factors that inhibit the efforts of cancer survivors who smoke to quit.

Follow-up PET/CT more than 95% sensitive for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

BALTIMORE, MD—For more aggressive cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), posttreatment surveillance with molecular imaging could mean the early start of a new, life-saving treatment. This was presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2015 Annual Meeting.

Spouses' mood may impact the well-being of cancer survivors

The emotional state and health of a cancer survivor's spouse can affect their own well being, a recent study indicates.

Cardiac dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors reviewed

Cardiac dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors reviewed

Long-term childhood cancer survivors have greater prevalence of abnormal global longitudinal strain and diastolic function.

Information needs of cancer survivors vary over time and by cancer type

Information needs of cancer survivors vary over time and by cancer type

Cancer survivors' information needs differed over time depending on the topic, and these trends varied by cancer type.

Cancer survivors have evolving information needs

Depending on the type of cancer faced, the needs of survivors can vary.

Breast cancer survivors can benefit from weight lifting

Breast cancer survivors can benefit from weight lifting

Slowly progressive weight lifting can reduce incidence of physical function deterioration.

Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about recurrence

Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about recurrence

Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about cancer recurrence.

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