Childhood cancer survivors are more likely than the general population to suffer at least one chronic health condition.
ORLANDO, FL—The oncology triage nurse has the potential to improve patient outcomes along the continuum of care when serving as a pivotal conduit with acute care hospitalists and medical oncology, a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress concluded.
ORLANDO, FL—A program created by Seattle Children's Hospital and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to improve the transition from pediatric to adult survivorship care has had a 100% increase in referrals, according to results presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
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.
A recent, groundbreaking new study found that children of melanoma survivors are not adhering to sun protection recommendations.
An intervention aimed at an under-represented group of Latina breast cancer survivors helped encourage better eating habits and nutrition.
According to results of a new, retrospective study, the risk of developing leukemia after radiation therapy or chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer is double that previously reported.
Radiogenomics is maturing into a predictor of patients' likelihood of experiencing radiotoxicities and late radiation effects.
Many cancer survivors face disease- and treatment-related physical and mental challenges even decades after being cured of their disease.
A new digital program using a Web site and social media aims to meet the unique support needs of women younger than 40 years with breast cancer.
Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, are typically free from long-lasting effects, a new study shows.
The surveillance and follow-up of breast cancer survivors has the potential to improve, from the perspective of both patients and the health system.
Significant and durable improvements in insomnia and sleep quality, with and without armodafinil
A genetic test has been developed to identify which men are at higher risk for prostate cancer recurrence after localized treatment with surgery or radiotherapy.
Exercise offers several benefits for breast cancer survivors, including reduced symptoms of lymphedema, according to a new study.
The cost of nonbillable nursing hours needed for these programs may hinder compliance. The right technology can link treatment silos and lower this cost.
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.
- Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (Fact Sheet)
- Sweeping prostate cancer review upends widely held belief on radiation after surgery
- Statin use inversely linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
- Survival longer in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with low tumor metabolic activity
- Promising drug offers new paradigm for treating leukemia
- Bedside Hand-off Reporting Improves Both Nursing and Patient Care
- 'Lean Six Sigma' Approach Raises Call Light Responsiveness Patient Satisfaction Scores
- Systematic Review Finds Limited Interventions for Treatment-related Symptoms in Ovarian Cancer
- Written Education Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction with Microvascular Reconstruction
- Patients Instructed on Home Injections Not More Confident When Simulation Was Added
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