Survivorship

Cancer Survivors Not More Likely to Engage in Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Cancer Survivors Not More Likely to Engage in Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

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US cancer survivors are not more likely than the general population to engage in all healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Low-income Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Personalized Survivorship Care Plans

Low-income Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Personalized Survivorship Care Plans

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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

Adolescent and Young-adult Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma May Not Adhere to Follow-up Recommendations

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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.

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Affecting Vision Prone to Long-term Health Issues

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Affecting Vision Prone to Long-term Health Issues

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

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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.

Cancer Survivorship vs. Chronic Disease: Survivors Have Better Health-related Quality of Life

Cancer Survivorship vs. Chronic Disease: Survivors Have Better Health-related Quality of Life

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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 With Blood Cancers Experience Substantial Pyschological Morbidities

Adolescents and Young Adults With Blood Cancers Experience Substantial Pyschological Morbidities

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Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hematologic malignancies experience significant psychological morbidities during treatment and early survivorship.

Medicaid Expansion Has a Significant Impact on Access to Health Care for Cancer Survivors

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Medicaid benefits are an important part of the health care landscape for low-income cancer survivors.

ACS and ASCO Release Their Survivorship Care Guidelines for Breast Cancer

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.

Innovative Radiotherapy Controls Late Effects in Hodgkin Lymphoma in Pediatric and AYA Patients

Innovative Radiotherapy Controls Late Effects in Hodgkin Lymphoma in Pediatric and AYA Patients

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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.

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

There are benefits for breast and colorectal cancer survivors with mindfulness-based stress reduction, study data indicates.

Risk of Several Autoimmune Diseases Increased in Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Childhood cancer survivors are at heightened risk of a wide range of autoimmune diseases. Diabetes and Addison's disease make up almost half of the excess cases, according to the findings.

Surviving Cancer Does Not Encourage Healthier Diets In Patients

Surviving Cancer Does Not Encourage Healthier Diets In Patients

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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.

Certain Cancer Survivors May Benefit from Home-Based Lifestyle Interventions

Certain Cancer Survivors May Benefit from Home-Based Lifestyle Interventions

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Elderly cancer survivors with high self-efficacy for performing strength and endurance exercise may benefit from home-based lifestyle counseling.

Predicting Seizure Incidence and Frequency in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Predicting Seizure Incidence and Frequency in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

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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.

Computerized Tool Improves Cognitive Deficits in Cancer Survivors

Computerized Tool Improves Cognitive Deficits in Cancer Survivors

Findings based on small study of childhood cancer survivors with treatment-related deficits shows benefits of computerized cognitive intervention.

Young Cancer Survivors May Require Lifelong Screenings

Young Cancer Survivors May Require Lifelong Screenings

Patients successfully treated at age 15 to 39 are nearly 60 percent more likely to develop another cancer, necessitating continued screening.

Childhood Brain Tumors Affect Working Memory of Adult Survivors

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Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared with healthy adults, according to research from Georgia State University and Emory University, in Atlanta.

Oral Mucositis: The Bane of Head and Neck Radiotherapy

Oral Mucositis: The Bane of Head and Neck Radiotherapy

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Guidelines and novel approaches are helping clinicians to more effectively manage this debilitating side effect of radiation treatment for cancer.

Behavioral weight loss program helps breast cancer survivors

Behavioral weight loss program helps breast cancer survivors

Clinically meaningful weight loss over two years in overweight/obese survivors of breast cancer can be achieved via weight loss intervention.

American Cancer Society releases survivorship care guidelines for colorectal cancer survivors

American Cancer Society releases survivorship care guidelines for colorectal cancer survivors

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its second in a series of cancer survivorship care guidelines.

Managing TSH Levels After Total Thyroidectomy

Managing TSH Levels After Total Thyroidectomy

What would be the ideal TSH level for patients after total thyroidectomy for cancer of the papillary thyroid?

Survivors of adolescent and early adult cancers face neurocognitive, psychosocial challenges

Survivors of adolescent and early adult cancers face neurocognitive, psychosocial challenges

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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.

Many Appalachian women miss benefits of aromatase inhibitors to prevent breast cancer recurrence

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Many breast cancer survivors in Appalachia neglect taking critical follow-up treatment, even though their insurance would cover the cost, a study has found.

Adoption poses challenges for cancer survivors

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A new study has examined the unique challenges facing cancer survivors that wish to adopt a child.

Radiotherapy and female sexual health

Radiotherapy and female sexual health

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It is important that patients are advised early about the effect radiotherapy toxicity can have on their sexual anatomy and overall sexual health.

Cancer survivors may experience more challenges to adopt a child

Cancer survivors may experience more challenges to adopt a child

Researchers have found that cancer survivors' options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies' policies.

Treatment for radiation-induced xerostomia

Treatment for radiation-induced xerostomia

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For patients with radiation-induced xerostomia, ALTENS may reduce symptom burden with less side effects than current standard treatment.

Perception of risk from tobacco use is lower among cancer survivors who smoke

Perception of risk from tobacco use is lower among cancer survivors who smoke

A new study identified several factors that inhibit the efforts of cancer survivors who smoke to quit.

Follow-up PET/CT more than 95% sensitive for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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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.

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