Survivorship

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.

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.

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.

Childhood cancer survivors more likely to claim social security support as adults

Childhood cancer survivors with a cancer diagnosis between 1970 and 1986 were found to be more than five times as likely as cancer-free individuals to be enrolled on a federal social security disability assistance program.

Childhood cancer survivors may be at risk for later obesity

Childhood cancer survivors may be at risk for later obesity

Certain cancer treatments can be linked to later weight gain.

Brachytherapy improves survival for inoperable early stage endometrial cancer

Brachytherapy, with or without external beam radiation, can improve survival in women with inoperable, early stage endometrial cancer.

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have higher risk for cardiovascular diseases

Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma seem to be at greater risk for cardiovascular events, according to recent research.

Physical activity benefits lung cancer patients and survivors

Exercise and physical activity should be considered as therapeutic options for lung cancer as they have been shown to reduce symptoms, increase exercise tolerance, improve quality of life, and potentially reduce length of hospital stay after surgery.

Symptoms of Poor Sleep Suggests Sleep Disorders in Breast Cancer Survivors

Symptoms of Poor Sleep Suggests Sleep Disorders in Breast Cancer Survivors

A large percentage of survivors of breast cancer have symptoms suggesting underlying sleep disorders that require referral.

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 Transitional Care Clinic

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

The oncology triage nurse has the potential to improve patient outcomes along the continuum of care when serving as a pivotal conduit.

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