Radiotherapy is the most effective single modality for local control of Hodgkin lymphoma. Involved site radiotherapy is a recent innovation intended to reduce the risk of late effects—an urgent goal, particularly for adolescent and young adult patients.
Dietary habits have a profound impact on cancer survivorship. A recent study found that unfortunately many survivors do not adhere to healthy dietary guidelines, and those who smoke are even less likely to follow the guidelines.
Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center sought to assess the effects of treatment for brain tumors in children over 10 years of follow-up.
Guidelines and novel approaches are helping clinicians to more effectively manage this debilitating side effect of radiation treatment for cancer.
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New study strengthens the case that some adolescents and young adults with cancer may struggle in later adulthood with brain and emotional function.
It is important that patients are advised early about the effect radiotherapy toxicity can have on their sexual anatomy and overall sexual health.
For patients with radiation-induced xerostomia, ALTENS may reduce symptom burden with less side effects than current standard treatment.
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.
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.
US cancer survivors are not more likely than the general population to engage in all healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Survivorship care plans led to improved outcomes in a randomized, controlled trial reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium.
Adolescent and Young-adult Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma May Not Adhere to Follow-up Recommendations
Within the first year posttreatment, more than half of Hodgkin lymphoma survivors did not receive all recommended care. However, 96% had their recommended oncology visits and 70% had the recommended laboratory tests within the first 5 years.
Lifelong screening is recommended for survivors of childhood cancer that affects the vision, in order to detect issues early.
New Studies Reveal Long-Term Vision-related Health Concerns of Survivors of Childhood Retinoblastoma and Brain Cancer
Two new studies investigate the impact of retinoblastoma on long-term health of survivors and the long-term psychological and socio-economic effects of blindness in survivors of brain tumors.
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is significantly better for cancer survivors than for persons with chronic diseases without cancer, based on questionnaire responses reported in a study.
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hematologic malignancies experience significant psychological morbidities during treatment and early survivorship.
Medicaid benefits are an important part of the health care landscape for low-income cancer survivors.
American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology publish their breast cancer survivorship care guideline, providing care guidance for the estimated 3.1 million female adult survivors of breast cancer in the United States.
There are benefits for breast and colorectal cancer survivors with mindfulness-based stress reduction, study data indicates.
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