Survivorship

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 a Transitional Care Clinic

Oncology Triage Nurse Serves as 'Pivotal Conduit' in Facilitating a Transitional Care Clinic

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ORLANDO, FL—The oncology triage nurse has the potential to improve patient outcomes along the continuum of care when serving as a pivotal conduit with acute care hospitalists and medical oncology, a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress concluded.

Program Improves Transitioning Young Adults Survivors of Cancer to Adult Survivorship Care

Program Improves Transitioning Young Adults Survivors of Cancer to Adult Survivorship Care

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ORLANDO, FL—A program created by Seattle Children's Hospital and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to improve the transition from pediatric to adult survivorship care has had a 100% increase in referrals, according to results presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.

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.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia benefits cancer survivors

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia benefits cancer survivors

Significant and durable improvements in insomnia and sleep quality, with and without armodafinil

Personalized genetic test predicts recurrence risk for prostate cancer

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A genetic test has been developed to identify which men are at higher risk for prostate cancer recurrence after localized treatment with surgery or radiotherapy.

Exercise therapy benefits breast cancer survivors

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Exercise offers several benefits for breast cancer survivors, including reduced symptoms of lymphedema, according to a new study.

Navigation and survivorship: Rationalizing your program costs

Navigation and survivorship: Rationalizing your program costs

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The cost of nonbillable nursing hours needed for these programs may hinder compliance. The right technology can link treatment silos and lower this cost.

Variation seen in number of cancer survivors undergoing HIV testing

Variation seen in number of cancer survivors undergoing HIV testing

Proportion undergoing testing varies by demographic and health-related factors, and by state, a study found.

ONA Interview: Breaking the barriers to effective palliative care

ONA Interview: Breaking the barriers to effective palliative care

Oncology Nurse Advisor talked with Diane Meier, MD, about the components of quality palliative care. Dr. Meier is director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and vice-chair for Public Policy and a professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City; she is also the co-author of a new book on palliative care.

Chest radiation to treat childhood Wilms tumor increases breast cancer risk

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A new study has found that patients who received chest radiation for Wilms tumor may be more susceptible to breast cancer later in life, due to their radiation exposure.

An episode of sudden-onset jaundice signaled pancreatic cancer in a healthy man

An episode of sudden-onset jaundice signaled pancreatic cancer in a healthy man

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After surviving pancreatic cancer, a patient learns the disease metastasized to his liver. But this patient was not ready to give up. With the support of a liver surgeon, he underwent surgery and beat his disease.

Now what? Aiding patients in planning for cancer survival

Now what? Aiding patients in planning for cancer survival

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The transition to a primary care provider after completing cancer treatment should begin with a plan that documents treatments and follow-up care.

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