Issues in Cancer Survivorship

Proscription on Antiperspirant Use During Radiotherapy: Does the Advice Still Apply?

Proscription on Antiperspirant Use During Radiotherapy: Does the Advice Still Apply?

In a 2-pronged study, researchers determined that antiperspirant/deodorant use is a significant part of quality of life for patients with breast cancer, and the practice does not increase risk of skin reactions in the axilla.

Navigation at the End of Therapy: A Crucial Transition in Lymphoma Treatment

Navigation at the End of Therapy: A Crucial Transition in Lymphoma Treatment

A nurse-led study explored the significance of nurse navigators for patients with lymphoma approaching their transition from acute care to survivorship care.

CNS Tumors in Childhood: Predicting Successful Independence in Adult Life

CNS Tumors in Childhood: Predicting Successful Independence in Adult Life

Researchers at St Jude Children's Research Hospital sought to determine what indicators in survivors of CNS tumors can predict the survivor's ability to live independently as an adult.

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Wearable activity monitors offer oncology care teams an unbiased glimpse into patients' health behaviors and improved reports on performance status.

Choice of Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Affects Satisfaction, Quality of Life

Choice of Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Affects Satisfaction, Quality of Life

A prospective trial with more than 2000 women who underwent mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction sought to determine patient satisfaction with their breasts and quality of life annually over 4 years after their procedure.

Exercise Habits Influence Mortality in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Exercise Habits Influence Mortality in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

A multinational retrospective study investigated the long term effects of exercise intensity and frequency on all-cause and cause-specific mortality among adult survivors of childhood cancers.

Avoiding the ED: Planned Strategies for Unplanned Urgent Cancer Care

Avoiding the ED: Planned Strategies for Unplanned Urgent Cancer Care

Results of a literature review highlighted 5 strategies for improving the management of urgent care situations in patients with cancer.

Cancer Screening Follow-up: Enabling Timely Diagnosis, Treatment

Cancer Screening Follow-up: Enabling Timely Diagnosis, Treatment

A review of the literature on follow-up after positive screening results led researchers to a consensus opinion on timing of diagnostic tests for 4 cancers: breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung.

Testicular Cancer Treatment May Increase Risk for Heart Disease in Survivors

Testicular Cancer Treatment May Increase Risk for Heart Disease in Survivors

Recent research shows that although testicular cancer survivors do not totally conform to the criteria for metabolic syndrome, past treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy increases its prevalence among survivors and may lead to a greater risk for heart disease in this patient population.

Anticancer Properties of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Plant-Based vs Marine-Based

Anticancer Properties of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Plant-Based vs Marine-Based

Researchers compared the association between diets high in plant-based omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) vs those high in marine-based PUFAs and the risk for breast cancer.

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