A reflection on how these elements affect patients at the time of diagnosis, during their cancer journey, and how it can change their life in survivorship.
A prospective TLN cohort study demonstrated that trial eligibility is a strong predictor of progression-free and overall survival among patients with multiple myeloma.
A systematic review of 36 studies evaluated their findings to determine an overall effect of various types of exercise on quality of life for breast cancer survivors.
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.
This installment demonstrates how the caregiver's cancer journey often parallels that of the patient with cancer, highlighting their need for evolving support through survivorship.
Educational intervention for oncology clinicians at a rural Michigan oncology clinic does not demonstrate a statistically significant increase in referrals to rehabilitation; however, results show a clinically significant improvement in identification of need, communication among staff, and potential for greater referrals.
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.
Psychological impairment seen particularly in survivors with chronic health conditions.
Researchers report on a retrospective cohort analysis that evaluated the long-term effects of vigorous exercise for survivors of childhood cancer.
A sizable number of breast cancer survivors do not undergo annual surveillance.
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.
Using a cross-sectional online survey, researchers sought to determine how a MPN diagnosis affects work productivity and employment for patients with polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytopenia, or myelofibrosis.
Study investigates the risk for cardiovascular events among survivors of endometrial cancer, and the effect of treatment — chemotherapy vs chemotherapy plus radiotherapy — on survivors' risk for CVD.
A review of surveillance mammography demonstrated the potential value of these images in post primary therapy treatment of women with breast cancer.
Using the NEI-VFQ-25, researchers assessed vision-targeted health-related quality of life for survivors of retinoblastoma.
A randomized study assessed the effectiveness of an Internet-based psychological intervention in helping women survivors of breast cancer cope with the changes brought by their disease and treatment.
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.
A retrospective cohort study of data from the SEER database assessed the potential risk of cardiac-related mortality in patients with breast cancer, treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy, vs the general population.
Researchers reviewed data from a Swiss cancer registry to determine the effects of cancer survivorship on physical and mental health and health-related quality of life experienced by AYA survivors.
Fatigability and poor endurance appeared higher in those with a history of cancer, especially in older adults.
In this study, researchers determined the efficacy of calcitriol, weight-bearing exercise, both, or daily multivitamins on bone formation and resorption in breast cancer survivors actively maintained on hormone therapy.
A randomized prospective study determined the effectiveness of the Restoring Body Image after Cancer (ReBIC) intervention in women breast cancer survivors who reported struggling with body image issues and sexual functioning.
Researchers examined the impact of BEAT Cancer intervention on sleep for breast cancer survivors.
A survey of 754 cancer survivors sought to determine the association between number of neurotoxicities such as CIN, hearing loss, and tinnitus and outcomes for these patients.
Novel weight reduction plan helps breast cancer survivors achieve and maintain a healthy weight and glucose level, according to a presentation at SABCS 2017.
Choosing the optimal adjuvant therapy option for a patient with early-stage HR-positive breast cancer should be a continuous discussion with the patient, according to a presentation at SABCS 2017.
New research on the benefits of high-fiber diets for CRC survivors took its findings one step further and identified the type of fiber consumed and which provided better benefits.
Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of online learning modules on physical activity counseling for oncology nurses. Although the modules improved nurses' counseling practices, they did not resolve the issue of physical activity in survivors.
A comparative case study of 12 advanced primary care practices identified the 3 factors that are barriers to integrating comprehensive cancer survivorship services into primary care practices.
When her search for a realistic nipple to complete her breast reconstruction alluded Michelle Kolath-Arbel, a breast cancer survivor, she decided to make one herself.
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