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Survivorship

At the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, Anthony L. Back, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, highlighted 4 pivotal conversations that all cancer care providers must face, offering the requisite communication skills for helping patients cope with their disease.
Linking physicians and patients is a major undertaking, but given the ubiquity of smartphone technology and the rise in app development, the healthcare industry is poised to leverage advances in communication and information exchange.
The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA spoke with Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN, about her chosen career as a certified Sex Counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Manitoba Prostate Centre in Canada.
A collaborative program between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, and the City of Hope in Duarte, CA, has helped educate nurses about survivorship care and facilitate their development at their own institutions.
A study evaluating a new model for education of primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) in oncology practice has shown effective delivery of essential basic care competencies.
To decrease barriers to transition for childhood cancer survivors, Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC), Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, have collaborated to develop the Survivorship Transition Clinic (STC).
The study of cancer survivorship includes the impact of cancer on family members, friends, and caregivers. Here is some information on a few aspects of cancer survivorship.
The two most depressing times of my life were when I was first diagnosed with cancer and when I completed cancer treatment.
We hear more and more from the growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating the importance of physical activity for cancer prevention, cancer survivorship, and optimal quality of life before, during, and after cancer treatment.
A cancer diagnosis brings challenges for patients above and beyond undertaking a medical treatment regimen while managing their already demanding lives. It is a tidal wave that sucks away their time, energy, and money in its wake. Their supporters seek to ease these burdens for them, but these supporters are often at a loss as to just how or where to fill in. The modern world in “the cloud” is responding to these issues by developing websites, programs, and applications (apps) that cancer patients can use to help themselves in some very big ways.
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