Survivorship

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.

Children of melanoma survivors need better sun protection

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A recent, groundbreaking new study found that children of melanoma survivors are not adhering to sun protection recommendations.

Nutrition intervention leads to dietary behavior changes in Latina breast cancer survivors

Nutrition intervention leads to dietary behavior changes in Latina breast cancer survivors

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An intervention aimed at an under-represented group of Latina breast cancer survivors helped encourage better eating habits and nutrition.

Risk for leukemia after treatment for early stage breast cancer higher than reported

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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.

Using genomic correlates of radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes

Using genomic correlates of radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes

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Radiogenomics is maturing into a predictor of patients' likelihood of experiencing radiotoxicities and late radiation effects.

Cancer survivors face unmet disease- and treatment-related physical, mental needs

Cancer survivors face unmet disease- and treatment-related physical, mental needs

Many cancer survivors face disease- and treatment-related physical and mental challenges even decades after being cured of their disease.

Mobile support system keeps up with a younger generation of breast cancer survivors

Mobile support system keeps up with a younger generation of breast cancer survivors

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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 childhood eye cancer experience few cognitive or social setbacks

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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.

Researchers suggest new follow-up model for breast cancer patients

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The surveillance and follow-up of breast cancer survivors has the potential to improve, from the perspective of both patients and the health system.

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