Adult survivors of childhood cancer face significant health problems as they age and are five times more likely than their siblings to develop new cancers.
A new study found substantial long-term reduction in mortality for men with localized prostate cancer who undergo a radical prostatectomy.
The increased risk of a severe, disabling, life-threatening, or fatal health condition persists to age 50 years for many childhood cancer survivors.
Improvements in fatigue, IL-6, TNF-a, and IL-1B seen in a clinical trial that measured the effects of yoga practice in women survivors of breast cancer.
Twelve-week intervention linked to improved fatigue, vitality, lower levels of proinflammatory cytokines in participants.
Many women who are survivors of childhood cancer can become pregnant. This good news comes from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, in which nearly two-thirds of the women in the survivor group, initially unsuccessful at becoming pregnant, eventually conceived.
The leading National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers may not adequately help patients protect their fertility.
Compared with their counterparts in cities, cancer patients living in rural areas tend to retire early after a cancer diagnosis, and are less likely to go on paid disability leave while undergoing treatment. These are some of the insights drawn from research that sought to determine the impact of a cancer diagnosis on life choices.
Breast cancer survivors taking AIs, such as anastrozole, letrozole, and exemestane, experienced a reduction in joint pain if they exercised while on treatment. These results were presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Older breast cancer survivors should follow an ongoing exercise program of resistance and impact training. Newly published research found that the bone benefit from 1 year of such training could be maintained, even with less exercise, up to a year later, which could help prevent bone fractures in the long run.
A new study finds that survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplant, an aggressive treatment for blood cancers, benefited from a two-part peer support process. The authors called this peer support process "expressive helping."
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.
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