Survivorship

Survivorship Care Plans: Providing A Blueprint for Health Care After Cancer

Survivorship Care Plans: Providing A Blueprint for Health Care After Cancer

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Survivorship care plans can ensure that cancer survivors know their cancer and treatment history, and are equipped to maintain proper follow-up care.

Eating and Exercising Towards Better Health in Cancer Survivors

Eating and Exercising Towards Better Health in Cancer Survivors

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Lifestyle changes that promote proper weight management, increased exercise, and a healthy diet have the potential to improve survivors' health and well-being.

Lay Navigation Program Improves Health Care, Health System Use, Costs for Older Cancer Survivors

Lay Navigation Program Improves Health Care, Health System Use, Costs for Older Cancer Survivors

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Survivorship care plan successfully improves the overall survivorship care of older cancer survivors using lay navigators.

Innovative Navigation Strategies: The Patient Care Connect Program

Innovative Navigation Strategies: The Patient Care Connect Program

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Older cancer survivors typically have higher severity of disease and pre-existing conditions, which makes their cancer treatment additionally challenging. The Patient Care Connect Program was created to help address these issues.

Young Cancer Survivors More Often Have Cost-Related Nonadherence

Young Cancer Survivors More Often Have Cost-Related Nonadherence

Risk of nonadherence was lower for survivors reporting a usual source of care than those without

CVD Risk Factors Identified in Long-Term Survivors of Pediatric Cancer

CVD Risk Factors Identified in Long-Term Survivors of Pediatric Cancer

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Study implicates higher doses of cardiac radiotherapy and exposure to high-dose anthracyclines.

Survivors of Pediatric Cancers Suffering Less From Chronic Diseases

Survivors of Pediatric Cancers Suffering Less From Chronic Diseases

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A decline in the incidence of serious chronic diseases in survivors of childhood cancer may be linked to changes in treatment protocols.

Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention

Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention

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'Conquer Fear' decreased fear among survivors of breast and colorectal cancer and melanoma compared with relaxation techniques.

ACS Survivorship Guidelines for Healthy Behaviors Beneficial for Colon Cancer Survivors

ACS Survivorship Guidelines for Healthy Behaviors Beneficial for Colon Cancer Survivors

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Patients with stage III colon cancer who follow the ACS guidelines for a healthy lifestyle after adjuvant chemotherapy had longer disease-free survival and overall survival.

High Levels of Negative Emotions in Breast Cancer Survivors Motivates Exercise, Increases Cortisol Levels

High Levels of Negative Emotions in Breast Cancer Survivors Motivates Exercise, Increases Cortisol Levels

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Negative emotions were shown to motivate breast cancer survivors to engage in moderate-to-vigorous exercise, and can increase their daytime levels of cortisol.

Survivorship Care Plans Specific to Head and Neck Cancers Enable Transition to Posttreatment Care

Survivorship Care Plans Specific to Head and Neck Cancers Enable Transition to Posttreatment Care

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Disease-specific survivorship care plans (SCPs) for head and neck cancer support a successful transition to a healthy lifestyle after curative intent therapy of larynx and oral cavity/pharynx cancer.

Beans, Whole Grains in Diet Beneficial for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Beans, Whole Grains in Diet Beneficial for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

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Including beans and whole grains such as rice in the diet is associated with a reduced burden of CRC in survivors.

Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

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Physical activity is proven to improve both physical and mental effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, even if the activity needs to be modified to fit the patient's current abilities.

Arm Measurements a Better Assessment of Nutritional Status in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Arm Measurements a Better Assessment of Nutritional Status in Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Arm anthropometry is a better tool for assessing nutritional status of survivors of childhood cancer.

Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight Rates Higher in AYA Cancer Survivors

Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight Rates Higher in AYA Cancer Survivors

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Cancer treatment during childbearing years increased risk of preterm birth and delivering low birth weight babies.

Social Functioning Scores for Young Cancer Survivors Remain Lower Than Their Peers

Social Functioning Scores for Young Cancer Survivors Remain Lower Than Their Peers

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AYAs continue to report lower social functioning scores than their peers 2 years after diagnosis.

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Increased risks among live births for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Endometrial Cancer Survivors in High-Poverty Areas Have Impaired Access to Self-Care Resources

Endometrial Cancer Survivors in High-Poverty Areas Have Impaired Access to Self-Care Resources

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Living in a high-poverty region is associated with lower access to obesity-related self-care resources.

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Remain Inactive After Treatment

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Remain Inactive After Treatment

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Despite the known benefits of physical activity for breast cancer survivors, a large proportion of this population continues to be physically inactive after treatment.

ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline

ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline

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ASCO endorses ACS head and neck survivorship care guideline, which supports health promotion, especially regarding tobacco cessation and dental care.

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial for Improving Sexual Functioning

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial for Improving Sexual Functioning

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Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy has positive effects on sexual functioning in breast cancer survivors experiencing sexual dysfunction.

Tattoo Transforms Mastectomy Scars Into Personal Art for Breast Cancer Survivors

Tattoo Transforms Mastectomy Scars Into Personal Art for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Painter and tattoo artist David Allen has used his skills to transform breasts scarred by surgical reconstruction into works of art.

Pembrolizumab Active Against Rare Melanoma, Extends Survival in Bladder Cancer

Pembrolizumab Active Against Rare Melanoma, Extends Survival in Bladder Cancer

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Clinical trials show pembrolizumab active against mucosal melanoma, extends survival in bladder cancer.

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

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Survivors of testicular cancer are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

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Survivors of childhood cancer who received certain neurotoxic therapies are less likely to have had sexual intercourse or to be in an intimate relationship, researchers found.

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

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Investigators from the Netherlands present their research findings on survival in women with early stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving therapy vs mastectomy at the 2017 European Cancer Congress.

Survivors Reporting Chronic Neuropathic Pain Struggle to Retain Jobs

Survivors Reporting Chronic Neuropathic Pain Struggle to Retain Jobs

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Cancer survivors who reported chronic neuropathic pain 5 years after diagnosis were approximately 50% less likely to retain their jobs than those without chronic neuropathic pain.

Soy Consumption Influences Tamoxifen Efficacy Against Breast Tumor Recurrence

Soy Consumption Influences Tamoxifen Efficacy Against Breast Tumor Recurrence

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Lifelong soy consumption improves tamoxifen response in women with breast cancer; however, adding soy to diet after initiating tamoxifen therapy may not provide the same benefits.

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

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Following the lead of a British cancer support organization, Teen Cancer America sponsors age-appropriate cancer center environments as well as peer and community support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Emerging Reproductive Technology Holds Great Potential and Risks for Patients, Research

Emerging Reproductive Technology Holds Great Potential and Risks for Patients, Research

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In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) offers hope for patients and survivors coping with disease-related and treatment-induced infertility, as well as providing a potentially unlimited supply of embryonic stem cells. However, legal and ethical issues need to be addressed before its widespread clinical use.

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