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.
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.
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.
A prospective study found that patients with human papillomavirus-related disease had better treatment response than HPV-negative patients.
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.
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.
Radiogenomics is maturing into a predictor of patients' likelihood of experiencing radiotoxicities and late radiation effects.
A new study has examined the unique challenges facing cancer survivors that wish to adopt a child.
Researchers have found that cancer survivors' options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies' policies.
A new study identified several factors that inhibit the efforts of cancer survivors who smoke to quit.
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.
The emotional state and health of a cancer survivor's spouse can affect their own well being, a recent study indicates.
Long-term childhood cancer survivors have greater prevalence of abnormal global longitudinal strain and diastolic function.
Cancer survivors' information needs differed over time depending on the topic, and these trends varied by cancer type.
Depending on the type of cancer faced, the needs of survivors can vary.
Slowly progressive weight lifting can reduce incidence of physical function deterioration.
Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about cancer recurrence.
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