Women with breast cancer who had the strongest social relationships were likeliest to report fewer symptoms and the best overall quality of life.
Many cancer patients go to the Internet with their questions about side effect management. But the information they glean is from reliable sources—other cancer patients.
A new gentler chemotherapy drug has been designed to be less toxic to a young woman's fertility. This is the first cancer drug tested while in development for its effect on fertility using a novel in vitro test.
The pool of US cancer survivors is projected to grow by 31% by 2022, with attendant increases in medical, psychosocial, and practical needs.
Packaging crystalline arsenic particles in a bubble of fat helps deliver the drug into lymphoma cells without damaging the ovaries.
Fertility in male childhood cancer survivors may be preserved by sorting out spermatogonial stem cells from malignant material prior to the start of treatment. A recent study has shown promise in a mouse model.
A study conducted through the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa helped to further validate a tool that seeks to understand teenage girls' hopes and feelings about reproduction, especially when fertility is threatened by cancer.
A study has found that serum levels of follicle-stimulating hormone and inhibin B are not good predictors of sperm levels in male survivors of childhood cancer.
Therapy to ease stress, fatigue, and other quality-of-life issues significantly improves patients' sense of well-being during cancer treatment, according to new research from a randomized trial.
Survivors of some cancers receive different quality of care on acute and chronic indicators.
Spending a lot of time watching television after a breast cancer diagnosis is not linked to death in these survivors. After accounting for self-reported physical activity levels after diagnosis, sedentary behavior was not an independent risk factor for death.
Current recommendations for the assessment and management of female reproductive complications following treatment of cancers in childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood have been updated.
Abnormal epigenetic changes can change the expression of genes. Researchers hope to control the harmful epigenomic changes to turn down cancer itself or perhaps sensitize cancers to existing drugs.
A set of proteins circulating in blood may flag the presence of lymphedema, which is difficult to diagnose before the onset of physical symptoms.
This third-generation cancer patient chose to fight his cancer with education and advocacy for cancer awareness.
Investigators reported that levels of support within relationships were important risk factors for breast cancer mortality.
A new Survivorship Toolkit offers patients posttreatment self-care plans, wallet-sized information cards, and a calendar for keeping track of appointments.
Risk varies over time; peaks in first 2 years after diagnosis for women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy.
Older age, comorbidity, negative perception of cancer's impact predict poor quality of life.
These guidelines are the first clinical practice guidelines issued by ASCO since 2006.
A small study showed the safety of using gene therapy in the salivary gland to repair damage caused by radiation for head and neck cancer.
The risk of developing leukemia is significantly increased for the 110,654 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. The results of this 20-year study may help scientists to better define the cancer risk associated with low doses of radiation from medical diagnostic radiation procedures.
Higher dietary glycemic load and total carbohydrate intake has been linked to increased risk of cancer recurrences or death among patients with stage III colon cancer. This finding suggests that diet and lifestyle modification can have a role in improving patient survival.
Spermatogonial stem cells were used to overcome male infertility, which could help prepubertal boys rendered infertile by cancer treatments.
Breast cancer survivors reported that decreased sexual interest was the symptom causing the most significant bother.
The risk of uterine cancer recurrence may be increased by waiting too long after a hysterectomy to begin radiation therapy. For patients with uterine cancer who are not receiving chemotherapy, tumors were found to be more likely to return if radiation therapy was delayed 9 weeks or longer following surgery.
More than a third of the 12.6 million cancer survivors in the United States have physical or mental health-related problems that jeopardize their overall health.
Survivors more likely to have poor physical and mental health-related quality of life; varies by type.
Self-care is an essential part of treating patients with lymphedema, with full-body exercise and complete decongestive therapy being the best ways to minimize symptoms and maintain quality of life.
Survival after cancer diagnosis in elderly female cancer survivors is improved by achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight, staying physically active, and maintaining a healthy diet.
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