ONS Annual Congress 2014
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Patients dealing with serious diseases will experience psychosocial distress. A pilot program for early screening patients with breast cancer for distress was described in a presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
The benefits of training in problem-solving skills goes beyond teaching parents to navigate the complex systems that accompany a child's diagnosis of cancer. It also leads to a durable reduction in mothers' levels of anxiety and symptoms of posttraumatic stress, and improves overall coping with a child's illness.
A research team from the NCI and ASCO presented a summary of best practices and strategies for future research in a co-sponsored symposium.
Cancer Survivorship News
The transition to a primary care provider after completing cancer treatment should begin with a plan that documents treatments and follow-up care.