Survivorship

Hot flashes, fatigue, back and joint pain, and anxiety are some of the symptoms and concerns frequently reported by early-stage breast cancer survivors, according to results from a study of 98 women with low-risk stage I/II estrogen/progesterone-positive, HER2/neu-negative cancers. Read More ›

According to results from a large meta-analysis, breast cancer survivors of child-bearing age are less likely than the general population to get pregnant and face greater risk for certain complications, including preterm labor and cesarean section. Read More ›

Surgery Is a Viable Treatment Option for Patients with Early-Stage Germ Cell Tumors

Call to Action: Greater Focus on Metastatic Cancer Survivors Is Needed
Two cancer experts at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, MD, are advocating for greater focus on metastatic cancer survivorship and its impact on those living with incurable cancer, a situation they know all too well. Both are living with metastatic cancer and are urging the medical community to increase the study and awareness of this condition and improve the lives of this growing population. Read More ›

“Survivors of different ages, different lifestyles, and different cultures need different types of resources, and the number of resources that are needed is huge,” Dr Messner added. Read More ›

The Samfund Provides Financial Support for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

“You’re supposed to celebrate your survival and get on with your life, but that’s also when the bills come due. So it becomes that much harder to ask for help,” said Ms Watson.

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Adherence to Exercise and Nutrition Guidelines Can Prolong Life in Cancer Survivors
At the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, Erin Van Blarigan, ScD, advises that cancer survivors who follow the general recommendations for diet and exercise experience longer survival times and improved quality of life. Read More ›

Improving Education for Nurse Practitioners Delivering Survivorship Care

At the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN, FAAN, explains how initial training in survivorship care is lacking for nurse practitioners, and how she and her colleagues developed a web-based training program to address this issue.

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Maintaining Work and Productivity a Priority for Cancer Survivors

At the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, Cathy J. Bradley, PhD, MPA, discusses the topic of cancer survivors returning to the workforce, and the multitude of barriers these individuals face when returning to work.

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Strategies to Address the Long-Term Financial Burden of Cancer in Survivors

Because of the growing prevalence of cancer survivorship, the financial burden of cancer is becoming increasingly overwhelming for patients not only immediately after a cancer diagnosis, but often many years after treatment, said K. Robin Yabroff, PhD, MBA, of the American Cancer Society.

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