Survivorship

High Levels of Negative Emotions in Breast Cancer Survivors Motivates Exercise, Increases Cortisol Levels

High Levels of Negative Emotions in Breast Cancer Survivors Motivates Exercise, Increases Cortisol Levels

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Negative emotions were shown to motivate breast cancer survivors to engage in moderate-to-vigorous exercise, and can increase their daytime levels of cortisol.

Survivorship Care Plans Specific to Head and Neck Cancers Enable Transition to Posttreatment Care

Survivorship Care Plans Specific to Head and Neck Cancers Enable Transition to Posttreatment Care

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Disease-specific survivorship care plans (SCPs) for head and neck cancer support a successful transition to a healthy lifestyle after curative intent therapy of larynx and oral cavity/pharynx cancer.

Beans, Whole Grains in Diet Beneficial for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Beans, Whole Grains in Diet Beneficial for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

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Including beans and whole grains such as rice in the diet is associated with a reduced burden of CRC in survivors.

Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

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Physical activity is proven to improve both physical and mental effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, even if the activity needs to be modified to fit the patient's current abilities.

Arm Measurements a Better Assessment of Nutritional Status in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Arm Measurements a Better Assessment of Nutritional Status in Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Arm anthropometry is a better tool for assessing nutritional status of survivors of childhood cancer.

Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight Rates Higher in AYA Cancer Survivors

Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight Rates Higher in AYA Cancer Survivors

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Cancer treatment during childbearing years increased risk of preterm birth and delivering low birth weight babies.

Social Functioning Scores for Young Cancer Survivors Remain Lower Than Their Peers

Social Functioning Scores for Young Cancer Survivors Remain Lower Than Their Peers

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AYAs continue to report lower social functioning scores than their peers 2 years after diagnosis.

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Increased risks among live births for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Endometrial Cancer Survivors in High-Poverty Areas Have Impaired Access to Self-Care Resources

Endometrial Cancer Survivors in High-Poverty Areas Have Impaired Access to Self-Care Resources

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Living in a high-poverty region is associated with lower access to obesity-related self-care resources.

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Remain Inactive After Treatment

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Remain Inactive After Treatment

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Despite the known benefits of physical activity for breast cancer survivors, a large proportion of this population continues to be physically inactive after treatment.

ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline

ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline

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ASCO endorses ACS head and neck survivorship care guideline, which supports health promotion, especially regarding tobacco cessation and dental care.

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial for Improving Sexual Functioning

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial for Improving Sexual Functioning

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Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy has positive effects on sexual functioning in breast cancer survivors experiencing sexual dysfunction.

Tattoo Transforms Mastectomy Scars Into Personal Art for Breast Cancer Survivors

Tattoo Transforms Mastectomy Scars Into Personal Art for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Painter and tattoo artist David Allen has used his skills to transform breasts scarred by surgical reconstruction into works of art.

Pembrolizumab Active Against Rare Melanoma, Extends Survival in Bladder Cancer

Pembrolizumab Active Against Rare Melanoma, Extends Survival in Bladder Cancer

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Clinical trials show pembrolizumab active against mucosal melanoma, extends survival in bladder cancer.

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

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Survivors of testicular cancer are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

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Survivors of childhood cancer who received certain neurotoxic therapies are less likely to have had sexual intercourse or to be in an intimate relationship, researchers found.

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

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Investigators from the Netherlands present their research findings on survival in women with early stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving therapy vs mastectomy at the 2017 European Cancer Congress.

Survivors Reporting Chronic Neuropathic Pain Struggle to Retain Jobs

Survivors Reporting Chronic Neuropathic Pain Struggle to Retain Jobs

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Cancer survivors who reported chronic neuropathic pain 5 years after diagnosis were approximately 50% less likely to retain their jobs than those without chronic neuropathic pain.

Soy Consumption Influences Tamoxifen Efficacy Against Breast Tumor Recurrence

Soy Consumption Influences Tamoxifen Efficacy Against Breast Tumor Recurrence

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Lifelong soy consumption improves tamoxifen response in women with breast cancer; however, adding soy to diet after initiating tamoxifen therapy may not provide the same benefits.

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

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Following the lead of a British cancer support organization, Teen Cancer America sponsors age-appropriate cancer center environments as well as peer and community support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Emerging Reproductive Technology Holds Great Potential and Risks for Patients, Research

Emerging Reproductive Technology Holds Great Potential and Risks for Patients, Research

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In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) offers hope for patients and survivors coping with disease-related and treatment-induced infertility, as well as providing a potentially unlimited supply of embryonic stem cells. However, legal and ethical issues need to be addressed before its widespread clinical use.

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Recommendations: Considerations for a Growing Survivorship Population

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Recommendations: Considerations for a Growing Survivorship Population

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Women with a history of breast cancer face a wide variety of challenges as they transition from the role of "patient" to "survivor".

Most Common Reason for Prostate Cancer Second Opinions: More Information

Most Common Reason for Prostate Cancer Second Opinions: More Information

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Although many men obtain a second opinion regarding their prostate cancer care options, they seldom deviate from the original course of action.

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

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A new meta-analysis examines the impact of palliative care services on patients' and caregivers' quality of life and outcomes.

Latina Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Gaps in Survivorship Care

Latina Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Gaps in Survivorship Care

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A study using focus groups identifies barriers that impact the quality of survivorship care for Latina women with breast cancer.

Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

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The effects of a 2-treatment course of acupuncture on pain, nausea, and anxiety and ability to cope among women undergoing mastectomy was compared with usual care.

LIVESTRONG Exercise Program Improves QoL in Cancer Survivors

LIVESTRONG Exercise Program Improves QoL in Cancer Survivors

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The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program significantly improved physical activity, fitness, and quality of life in survivors of cancer.

AYA Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Mental Distress Than Healthy Individuals

AYA Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Mental Distress Than Healthy Individuals

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Using the Kessler nonspecific mental/psychological distress scale, investigators examined whether AYA cancer survivor experienced greater mental distress and assessed their access to mental health care.

Resistance Training Improves Posttreatment Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Resistance Training Improves Posttreatment Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Loss of bone density related to chemotherapy and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer can lead to debilitating hip and vertebral fractures. This discussion discusses the impact of resistance training for these patients.

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Platinum-induced Ototoxicity in Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Platinum-induced Ototoxicity in Pediatric Cancer Survivors

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Large cohort study assesses the frequency of, and factors associated with, ototoxicity in childhood cancer survivors who received platinum agents without cranial irradiation.

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