US cancer survivors are not more likely than the general population to engage in all healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Survivorship care plans led to improved outcomes in a randomized, controlled trial reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium.
Adolescent and Young-adult Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma May Not Adhere to Follow-up RecommendationsJanuary 18, 2016
Within the first year posttreatment, more than half of Hodgkin lymphoma survivors did not receive all recommended care. However, 96% had their recommended oncology visits and 70% had the recommended laboratory tests within the first 5 years.
Lifelong screening is recommended for survivors of childhood cancer that affects the vision, in order to detect issues early.
New Studies Reveal Long-Term Vision-related Health Concerns of Survivors of Childhood Retinoblastoma and Brain CancerJanuary 11, 2016
Two new studies investigate the impact of retinoblastoma on long-term health of survivors and the long-term psychological and socio-economic effects of blindness in survivors of brain tumors.
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is significantly better for cancer survivors than for persons with chronic diseases without cancer, based on questionnaire responses reported in a study.
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hematologic malignancies experience significant psychological morbidities during treatment and early survivorship.
Medicaid benefits are an important part of the health care landscape for low-income cancer survivors.
American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology publish their breast cancer survivorship care guideline, providing care guidance for the estimated 3.1 million female adult survivors of breast cancer in the United States.
Radiotherapy is the most effective single modality for local control of Hodgkin lymphoma. Involved site radiotherapy is a recent innovation intended to reduce the risk of late effects—an urgent goal, particularly for adolescent and young adult patients.
There are benefits for breast and colorectal cancer survivors with mindfulness-based stress reduction, study data indicates.
Childhood cancer survivors are at heightened risk of a wide range of autoimmune diseases. Diabetes and Addison's disease make up almost half of the excess cases, according to the findings.
Dietary habits have a profound impact on cancer survivorship. A recent study found that unfortunately many survivors do not adhere to healthy dietary guidelines, and those who smoke are even less likely to follow the guidelines.
Elderly cancer survivors with high self-efficacy for performing strength and endurance exercise may benefit from home-based lifestyle counseling.
Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center sought to assess the effects of treatment for brain tumors in children over 10 years of follow-up.
Findings based on small study of childhood cancer survivors with treatment-related deficits shows benefits of computerized cognitive intervention.
Patients successfully treated at age 15 to 39 are nearly 60 percent more likely to develop another cancer, necessitating continued screening.
Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared with healthy adults, according to research from Georgia State University and Emory University, in Atlanta.
Guidelines and novel approaches are helping clinicians to more effectively manage this debilitating side effect of radiation treatment for cancer.
Clinically meaningful weight loss over two years in overweight/obese survivors of breast cancer can be achieved via weight loss intervention.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its second in a series of cancer survivorship care guidelines.
What would be the ideal TSH level for patients after total thyroidectomy for cancer of the papillary thyroid?
New study strengthens the case that some adolescents and young adults with cancer may struggle in later adulthood with brain and emotional function.
Many breast cancer survivors in Appalachia neglect taking critical follow-up treatment, even though their insurance would cover the cost, a study has found.
A new study has examined the unique challenges facing cancer survivors that wish to adopt a child.
It is important that patients are advised early about the effect radiotherapy toxicity can have on their sexual anatomy and overall sexual health.
Researchers have found that cancer survivors' options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies' policies.
For patients with radiation-induced xerostomia, ALTENS may reduce symptom burden with less side effects than current standard treatment.
A new study identified several factors that inhibit the efforts of cancer survivors who smoke to quit.
BALTIMORE, MD—For more aggressive cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), posttreatment surveillance with molecular imaging could mean the early start of a new, life-saving treatment. This was presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2015 Annual Meeting.
- Novel Procedure Improves Staging of Lymph Nodes in Patients With Breast Cancer
- Early Onset of Everolimus Adverse Events Requires Thorough Patient Education
- Chemotherapy-related Bone Loss in Children With ALL Occurs Earlier Than Previously Assumed
- Data Analysis Shows 8-week Chemoradiotherapy-to-Surgery Timeline Achieves Optimal Tumor Response
- Earlier and More Frequent Tanning Bed Use by Women Associated With Melanoma Incidence and Age at Diagnosis
- Understanding Drug Naming Nomenclature
- Low-income Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Personalized Survivorship Care Plans
- Nurse Navigators Key to Seamless Transition From Pediatric to Adult Survivorship Care
- Inconclusive: The Pulmonary Nodules You Need to Follow
- Common Painkiller Has Anticancer Effects
- ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma with prominent bone involvement in a 13-year-old boy
- Inferior Outcomes for African Americans With Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma
- First-line Afatinib Benefits Lung Cancer Patients With Brain Metastases
- Basic Research Data Pivotal for First FDA Approval of Immunotherapy for Pediatric Cancer
- Risk of Breast Cancer or Thyroid Cancer Higher Following a Diagnosis of the Other Cancer Type
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