Survivorship Care Plans

Country-Specific Norms Created for Cancer-Related Quality of Life

Country-Specific Norms Created for Cancer-Related Quality of Life

New data from countries, including the United States, allow for intercountry, intracountry comparisons.

Nurse-Led vs Oncologist-Led Breast Cancer Follow-up Program: Early Feasibility Results of an Ongoing Study

Nurse-Led vs Oncologist-Led Breast Cancer Follow-up Program: Early Feasibility Results of an Ongoing Study

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Early feasibility results are presented for a trial that evaluates whether standard-of-care follow-up for women with early-stage breast cancer can be replaced by a nurse-led intervention focusing on patient self-management.

Lymphoma Survivors Experience Special Needs During Transition to Survivorship Care

Lymphoma Survivors Experience Special Needs During Transition to Survivorship Care

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A qualitative study revealed the unique needs of lymphoma survivors transitioning from active care to survivorship.

Performance of Work-Related Functions Linked to Cancer Treatment in Adolescent, Young Adult Survivors

Performance of Work-Related Functions Linked to Cancer Treatment in Adolescent, Young Adult Survivors

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Survey results reveal the effects of cancer treatment on job-related mental and physical abilities in survivors who were AYAs at diagnosis.

American Cancer Society Report Identifies Priorities for Survivorship Care

American Cancer Society Report Identifies Priorities for Survivorship Care

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The American Cancer Society constructed a report designed to identify the changing demographics and needs of cancer survivors in the United States. In this article, we report on its findings.

Survivorship Care Plans Provide Limited Improvement in Knowledge Among Early-Stage Breast Cancer Survivors

Survivorship Care Plans Provide Limited Improvement in Knowledge Among Early-Stage Breast Cancer Survivors

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A randomized study comparing patient knowledge at 4 weeks following administration of a survivorship care plan either immediately or following a delay of 4-weeks to women who had completed active treatment for early-stage breast cancer did not show a difference between the 2 study arms.

Identifying Support Needs for Caregivers, Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Identifying Support Needs for Caregivers, Patients With Colorectal Cancer

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Researchers sought to identify the support networks for patients with colorectal cancer.

Ixazomib Maintenance After ASCT Improves Progression-Free, Overall Survival in Multiple Myeloma

Ixazomib Maintenance After ASCT Improves Progression-Free, Overall Survival in Multiple Myeloma

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An international study sought to determine if ixazomib maintenance after autologous stem cell transplantation would improve progression-free survival and overall survival.

Helping Patients Face the Challenge of Eating Healthy During Cancer Treatment

Helping Patients Face the Challenge of Eating Healthy During Cancer Treatment

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A review of the 2nd edition of the American Cancer Society's What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, and catching up with Chef Pnina Peled at New York-Presbyterian Hospitals.

Regular Physical Activity — Even Initiated Postdiagnosis — Improves Survival for Cancer Patients

Regular Physical Activity — Even Initiated Postdiagnosis — Improves Survival for Cancer Patients

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A review of DBBR data demonstrated that regular recreational physical activity may reduce the risk of all-cause and cancer-specific mortality in persons who are habitually active as a lifestyle as well as those who adopt regular exercise as a lifestyle after diagnosis.

Pilot Study Evaluates Implementation of Web-Based Self-Management Tool for Cancer Patients

Pilot Study Evaluates Implementation of Web-Based Self-Management Tool for Cancer Patients

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After implementing a web-based tool for patients with cancer, researchers surveyed healthcare providers involved in the pilot project regarding their thoughts and experiences with the project.

Risk of Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia Higher Among Some Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma

Risk of Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia Higher Among Some Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Researchers present results of an interim analysis of a study on the prevalence of advanced colorectal neoplasia among survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma.

Smartphone App Encourages Breast Cancer Survivors to Meet Physical Activity Goals

Smartphone App Encourages Breast Cancer Survivors to Meet Physical Activity Goals

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Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a smartphone app in encouraging breast cancer survivors to meet their posttreatment exercise goals.

HNC Survivors Continue to Experience Chronic Systemic Symptoms at 1 Year or More Posttreatment

HNC Survivors Continue to Experience Chronic Systemic Symptoms at 1 Year or More Posttreatment

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Researchers assessed self-reports of chronic systemic symptoms experienced by head and neck cancer survivors at least 1 year posttreatment.

Nurse-led Interventions Improve Quality of Life for Lymphoma Survivors

Nurse-led Interventions Improve Quality of Life for Lymphoma Survivors

Patients with lymphoma were interviewed to determine their evaluation of a program that offered continuing clinical care with a nurse-led intervention in the early months of survivorship.

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