Proportion undergoing testing varies by demographic and health-related factors, and by state, a study found.
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.
A new study has found that patients who received chest radiation for Wilms tumor may be more susceptible to breast cancer later in life, due to their radiation exposure.
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.
The transition to a primary care provider after completing cancer treatment should begin with a plan that documents treatments and follow-up care.
Writing down fears, emotions, and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian American survivors of breast cancer, according to a new study. The research investigated methods of reducing the psychological burden among minority patients, particularly among breast cancer survivors.
By failing to follow a heart-healthy lifestyle, 73% of adult survivors of childhood cancer more than doubled their risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related health problems, according to a new study.
Reduced risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been observed in male and female childhood cancer survivors who adhere to WCRF/AICR guidelines.
The herpes zoster vaccine continues to be effective in protecting older adults against shingles, even after they undergo chemotherapy, according to a recent study.
A less frequent screening schedule would both reduce health care charges and still protect low-risk childhood cancer survivors from heart ailments caused by drug therapy, according to recently published findings.
A study conducted by researchers based at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has determined that healthy lifestyle choices can help cancer survivors avoid the metabolic syndrome.
Results of a new study show that robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years.
Survivors of childhood cancers were hospitalized more often and had longer hospital admissions many years after cancer treatment was completed, compared with the general population.
A four-step process involving 155 patients with cancer was used to develop patient-reported outcome measure.
In Alabama, smartphone technology brings regional resources to patients with cancer; in New Jersey, it motivates adolescent survivors to exercise.
In order to meet new cancer program accreditation standards, institutions have placed new focus on patient navigation, psychosocial distress screening, and survivorship care plans.
Optimum, risk-based survivorship health care is a provision of lifelong care that integrates cancer and survivorship experiences in survivors' overall health care needs.
A new cancer diagnosis encompasses multiple physician visits and procedures, and can produce overwhelming stress for all involved.
Nurses at a community cancer center in Minneapolis described the Celebration of Life Cancer Survivorship Evening Program they developed in a presentation at the 2014 NCONN Conference.
The number of cancer survivors in the United States, currently estimated at 14.5 million, will grow to almost 19 million by 2024, according to an updated report by the American Cancer Society.
New guidelines have been developed for clinical follow-up care for prostate cancer survivors. Issues addressed include health promotion, surveillance for recurrence, and new primaries.
The largest clinical study to evaluate breast cancer screening of female survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, showed that MRI detected invasive breast tumors at very early stages, when cure rates are expected to be excellent.
The American Cancer Society released a set of guidelines addressing the long-term primary care for survivors of prostate cancer. The guidelines outline follow-up care, monitoring for recurrence, and screening for secondary primary cancers. They also reiterate the need to educate survivors about physical exercise and smoking cessation.
Adult and young adult cancer survivors face cognitive and sexual late effects from cancer and its treatment, according to data compiled from an online cancer survivorship care planning tool presented at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Despite the seriousness of cancer, patients may use humor as part of their coping armamentarium. They may also appreciate when their health care team does, too, as these researchers found.
Few oncologists or primary care physicians consistently provide survivorship care plans and more effort is needed to improve the follow-up care of cancer survivors.
Many common factors influence the life expectancy of childhood cancer survivors, and these factors can severely impact the longevity of adult survivors of childhood cancer.
Adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer is gerontogenic, defined as accelerating the pace of physiologic aging, a new study reported.
Adult survivors of childhood cancer face significant health problems as they age and are five times more likely than their siblings to develop new cancers.
A new study found substantial long-term reduction in mortality for men with localized prostate cancer who undergo a radical prostatectomy.
- Antimicrobial agent triclosan, used in soaps and detergents, may cause cancer
- TNF-alpha inhibitors associated with uveal melanoma
- Disparities in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment based on race, treatment center
- Combination treatment for metastatic melanoma results in longer overall survival
- Proton therapy less costly than some alternative radiotherapy techniques
- A New Era is Coming up in the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Early palliative care can cut hospital readmissions for cancer patients
- ONA Interview: Breaking the barriers to effective palliative care
- Fluorescent tattoos may improve self-esteem in patients receiving radiotherapy for breast cancer
- Cancer prehabilitation: One step toward improved outcomes
- Risk stratification model aids lung cancer staging and treatment decisions
- Study investigating advanced MRI scans to detect prostate cancer set to begin
- Daily yogurt consumption may decrease risk of type 2 diabetes
- Nearly 20% of patients with type 2 diabetes do not benefit from exercise
- Adverse effects of amoxicillin may be potentially under-reported
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