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.
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.
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.
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.
Slowly progressive weight lifting can reduce incidence of physical function deterioration.
Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about cancer recurrence.
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.
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.
Certain cancer treatments can be linked to later weight gain.
Brachytherapy, with or without external beam radiation, can improve survival in women with inoperable, early stage endometrial cancer.
Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma seem to be at greater risk for cardiovascular events, according to recent research.
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.
A large percentage of survivors of breast cancer have symptoms suggesting underlying sleep disorders that require referral.
Childhood cancer survivors are more likely than the general population to suffer at least one chronic health condition.
The oncology triage nurse has the potential to improve patient outcomes along the continuum of care when serving as a pivotal conduit.
A program improves the transition from pediatric to adult survivorship care has had a 100% increase in referrals.
Current unemployment for head and neck cancer survivors linked to harder physical work, surgical treatment, and risky alcohol consumption.
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.
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 a variety of unmet needs years after treatment, including anxiety and chronic pain.
A prospective study found that patients with human papillomavirus-related disease had better treatment response than HPV-negative patients.
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 .
Oncology care teams should provide more guidance on lifestyle change as part of survivorship care, according to recent research.
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.
Guideline outlines recommended follow-up care for prostate cancer survivors
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.
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- Navigators have a key role in using genetics and genomics for cancer risk identification
- Using the navigation process to improve both your program and your patient outcomes
- Pilot program coordinates palliative care and support for rural communities
- Composing a CoC-compliant community health needs assessment (CHNA)
- Survivorship care plans: The shift back to primary care
- Scientists identify key to preventing metastatic breast cancer
- Noninvasive colon cancer screening promising for African Americans
- Cancer and intimate partner violence: Could you tell if one of your patients is a victim?
- Blood test detects breast cancer metastasis early
- Comorbid conditions associated with worse lung cancer survival
- Benefits found for screening colonoscopies of higher quality
- High-grade cervical lesions declining in young women
- Early relapse of follicular lymphoma may increase risk of death
- Study identifies perception gap in incidence, impact of CINV/RINV
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