Survivorship

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.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship Mobile support system keeps up with a younger generation of breast cancer survivors

Mobile support system keeps up with a younger generation of breast cancer survivors

A new digital program using a Web site and social media aims to meet the unique support needs of women younger than 40 years with breast cancer.

Oncology Nursing Navigation and survivorship: Rationalizing your program costs

Navigation and survivorship: Rationalizing your program costs

The cost of nonbillable nursing hours needed for these programs may hinder compliance. The right technology can link treatment silos and lower this cost.

ONA Interview ONA Interview: Breaking the barriers to effective palliative care

ONA Interview: Breaking the barriers to effective palliative care

Oncology Nurse Advisor talked with Diane Meier, MD, about the components of quality palliative care. Dr. Meier is director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and vice-chair for Public Policy and a professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City; she is also the co-author of a new book on palliative care.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship An episode of sudden-onset jaundice signaled pancreatic cancer in a healthy man

An episode of sudden-onset jaundice signaled pancreatic cancer in a healthy man

After surviving pancreatic cancer, a patient learns the disease metastasized to his liver. But this patient was not ready to give up. With the support of a liver surgeon, he underwent surgery and beat his disease.

Survivorship Now what? Aiding patients in planning for cancer survival

Now what? Aiding patients in planning for cancer survival

The transition to a primary care provider after completing cancer treatment should begin with a plan that documents treatments and follow-up care.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship Specialized apps extend the reach of community

Specialized apps extend the reach of community

In Alabama, smartphone technology brings regional resources to patients with cancer; in New Jersey, it motivates adolescent survivors to exercise.

Symptoms of Poor Sleep May Suggest Potential Sleep Disorders in Survivors of Breast Cancer

Symptoms of Poor Sleep May Suggest Potential Sleep Disorders in Survivors of Breast Cancer

ORLANDO, FL—A large percentage of survivors of breast cancer with sleep complaints have symptoms suggesting underlying sleep disorders that require referral to a sleep medicine specialist for further evaluation and treatment, according to preliminary study evidence presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.

Number of childhood cancer survivors is increasing and most have morbidities

Childhood cancer survivors are more likely than the general population to suffer at least one chronic health condition.

Oncology Triage Nurse Serves as 'Pivotal Conduit' in Facilitating a Transitional Care Clinic

Oncology Triage Nurse Serves as 'Pivotal Conduit' in Facilitating a Transitional Care Clinic

ORLANDO, FL—The oncology triage nurse has the potential to improve patient outcomes along the continuum of care when serving as a pivotal conduit with acute care hospitalists and medical oncology, a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress concluded.

Program Improves Transitioning Young Adults Survivors of Cancer to Adult Survivorship Care

Program Improves Transitioning Young Adults Survivors of Cancer to Adult Survivorship Care

ORLANDO, FL—A program created by Seattle Children's Hospital and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to improve the transition from pediatric to adult survivorship care has had a 100% increase in referrals, according to results presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.

Likelihood not to return to work after head and neck cancer treatment is high

Likelihood not to return to work after head and neck cancer treatment is high

Current unemployment for head and neck cancer survivors linked to harder physical work, surgical treatment, and risky alcohol consumption.

Survivors of childhood cancer suffer chronic conditions

Survivors of childhood cancer suffer chronic conditions

An estimated 388,501 survivors of childhood cancer are living in the United States today and nearly one-third of them have a severe, disabling, or life-threatening condition, according to a new study.

Risk of thyroid cancer increases after a breast cancer diagnosis

Risk of thyroid cancer increases after a breast cancer diagnosis

Breast cancer survivors have a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within 5 years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a national database analysis.

Adult cancer survivors continue to face variety of unmet needs years after treatment

Adult cancer survivors continue to face variety of unmet needs years after treatment

Adult cancer survivors continue to face a variety of unmet needs years after treatment, including anxiety and chronic pain.

Cancer survivors need not be excluded from advanced stage lung cancer trials

A previous history of cancer cancer did not impact clinical outcomes in advanced lung cancer patients and these patients therefore should be considered for inclusion in clinical trials, according to a study .

Healthful lifestyle advice needed by cancer survivors

Healthful lifestyle advice needed by cancer survivors

Oncology care teams should provide more guidance on lifestyle change as part of survivorship care, according to recent research.

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