Young adults who survived childhood cancer are more likely than their peers to be frail, according to a study.
As with any treatment regimen that results in physical impairment, patients with cancer need rehabilitation therapy to return to baseline functioning.
Although a breast cancer diagnosis is usually an extremely stressful experience for most women, a new study has found that there also can be unexpected benefits.
Surveillance should be planned according to presumed risk of recurrence and patients' functional status.
A genetic predisposition to cancer is not the same as having cancer. Support for patients with the BRCA gene mutation should meet these unique needs.
Risk factors associated with lifestyle, particularly hypertension, dramatically increase the likelihood of childhood cancer survivors developing serious heart problems as adults, according to a newly reported national study.
Reducing disparities between urban and rural health care may involve addressing out-of-pocket costs, particularly for older persons who have survived cancer, researchers found.
Survivorship plans should be based on patients' answers to these basic questions about their goals and wishes after treatment ends.
Which cancer treatments can cause other cancers later in life?
When should survivorship care begin? The definition of a cancer survivor and strategies for educating and engaging survivors in their care are explored.
Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma who received subdiaphragmatic radiotherapy had dose-dependent increased risk for stomach cancer, researchers discovered.
Modifiable cardiovascular risk factors contribute to the development of major cardiac events in adult survivors of childhood cancer.
Do nurses participate in survivorship care planning?
A majority of cancer survivors gave the information provided through care plans a favorable rating, according to a new study that examined the online LIVESTRONG Care Plan.
A survey of information needs helped this oncology unit create a teaching tool that helped to educate the nurses as well as their patients.
In a prospective study of female cancer survivors under age 40 years, self-opinions of fertility status based on menstrual cycle influenced quality of life (QoL) more strongly than did objective markers of ovarian reserve.
Patients' questions and concerns about their cancer future and their life after treatment can cause a "pile-up effect" that overwhelms them.
Depression is fairly consistent through five years post-radiotherapy; treatments are underutilized.
Persons who have just learned that they have cancer can benefit from cancer prehabilitation, interventions that take place between diagnosis and treatment initiation.
A trend in programs that address cancer risk, prevention, and survivorship focuses on the battle to overcome obesity.
Women who survive cancer have more frequent, severe, and troubling hot flashes than women with menopausal symptoms, according to a recent study.
A recent study demonstrated that alcohol consumption before breast cancer diagnosis does not negatively impact survival; nor does moderate consumption after diagnosis.
Older African-American and Hispanic men who have survived cancer are less likely than their white counterparts to see a specialist or receive basic preventive care, such as vaccinations, according to new research.
Women who had survived childhood cancer were nearly 50% more likely to experience clinical infertility than were their siblings, according to findings from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.
Hispanic cancer patients rarely participate in clinical trials, but researchers want to tailor a Spanish-language DVD to change this situation.
The prevalence of adverse health outcomes was high among adult survivors of childhood cancer in a recent study, as identified by a systematic risk-based medical assessment.
Certain factors predict later anxiety, depression, comorbid anxiety-depression in adult survivors.
Telephone counseling, when combined with physician advice, can help cancer survivors become more physically active, improving their quality of life.
The seasons of the year serve as the ideal metaphor for the cancer patient's journey from diagnosis to survivorship.
Cancer survivors living in rural counties had higher rates of health-compromising behaviors than did their urban counterparts, a study has found.
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