Survivorship

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.

Spouses' mood may impact the well-being of cancer survivors

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The emotional state and health of a cancer survivor's spouse can affect their own well being, a recent study indicates.

Survivorship care plans: The shift back to primary care

Survivorship care plans: The shift back to primary care

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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.

Cardiac dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors reviewed

Cardiac dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors reviewed

Long-term childhood cancer survivors have greater prevalence of abnormal global longitudinal strain and diastolic function.

Information needs of cancer survivors vary over time and by cancer type

Information needs of cancer survivors vary over time and by cancer type

Cancer survivors' information needs differed over time depending on the topic, and these trends varied by cancer type.

Cancer survivors have evolving information needs

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Depending on the type of cancer faced, the needs of survivors can vary.

Adapting Pediatric Cancer Treatments to Spur Early Detection and Reduce Late Effects

Adapting Pediatric Cancer Treatments to Spur Early Detection and Reduce Late Effects

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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.

Removing the Obstacles Associated With Survivorship Care

Removing the Obstacles Associated With Survivorship Care

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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.

Breast cancer survivors can benefit from weight lifting

Breast cancer survivors can benefit from weight lifting

Slowly progressive weight lifting can reduce incidence of physical function deterioration.

Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about recurrence

Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about recurrence

Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about cancer recurrence.

Coping with the loss of fertility after cancer

Coping with the loss of fertility after cancer

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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 more likely to claim social security support as adults

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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.

Childhood cancer survivors may be at risk for later obesity

Childhood cancer survivors may be at risk for later obesity

Certain cancer treatments can be linked to later weight gain.

Brachytherapy improves survival for inoperable early stage endometrial cancer

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Brachytherapy, with or without external beam radiation, can improve survival in women with inoperable, early stage endometrial cancer.

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have higher risk for cardiovascular diseases

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Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma seem to be at greater risk for cardiovascular events, according to recent research.

Physical activity benefits lung cancer patients and survivors

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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.

Symptoms of Poor Sleep Suggests Sleep Disorders in Breast Cancer Survivors

Symptoms of Poor Sleep Suggests Sleep Disorders in Breast Cancer Survivors

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A large percentage of survivors of breast cancer have symptoms suggesting underlying sleep disorders that require referral.

Number of childhood cancer survivors is increasing and most have morbidities

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Childhood cancer survivors are more likely than the general population to suffer at least one chronic health condition.

Oncology Triage Nurse Serves as 'Pivotal Conduit' in Facilitating Transitional Care Clinic

Oncology Triage Nurse Serves as 'Pivotal Conduit' in Facilitating Transitional Care Clinic

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The oncology triage nurse has the potential to improve patient outcomes along the continuum of care when serving as a pivotal conduit.

Program Improves Transitioning Young Cancer Survivors to Adult Survivorship Care

Program Improves Transitioning Young Cancer Survivors to Adult Survivorship Care

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A program improves the transition from pediatric to adult survivorship care has had a 100% increase in referrals.

Likelihood not to return to work after head and neck cancer treatment is high

Likelihood not to return to work after head and neck cancer treatment is high

Current unemployment for head and neck cancer survivors linked to harder physical work, surgical treatment, and risky alcohol consumption.

Survivors of childhood cancer suffer chronic conditions

Survivors of childhood cancer suffer chronic conditions

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.

Risk of thyroid cancer increases after a breast cancer diagnosis

Risk of thyroid cancer increases after a breast cancer diagnosis

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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 variety of unmet needs years after treatment

Adult cancer survivors continue to face variety of unmet needs years after treatment

Adult cancer survivors continue to face a variety of unmet needs years after treatment, including anxiety and chronic pain.

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

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A prospective study found that patients with human papillomavirus-related disease had better treatment response than HPV-negative patients.

Cancer survivors need not be excluded from advanced stage lung cancer trials

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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 .

Healthful lifestyle advice needed by cancer survivors

Healthful lifestyle advice needed by cancer survivors

Oncology care teams should provide more guidance on lifestyle change as part of survivorship care, according to recent research.

The unmet needs of cancer survivors: Quantifying the long-term effects of cancer

The unmet needs of cancer survivors: Quantifying the long-term effects of cancer

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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.

ASCO endorses ACS recommendations for prostate cancer survivor care

ASCO endorses ACS recommendations for prostate cancer survivor care

Guideline outlines recommended follow-up care for prostate cancer survivors

Patient treatment: The constancy of vulnerability

Patient treatment: The constancy of vulnerability

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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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