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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328308/sexual-and-gender-minority-breast-cancer-patients-choosing-bilateral-mastectomy-without-reconstruction-i-feel-like-i-now-have-a-body-that-fits-me
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Maria Teresa Brown, Jane A McElroy
Sexual and gender minority (SGM) breast cancer patients have begun embracing the choice to "go flat" or opt out of reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy, though little is known about this population. SGM breast cancer survivors were identified through purposive and referral sampling and invited to participate in a web-based survey containing both closed- and open-ended items. Of the 68 SGM breast cancer survivors aged 18-75 years who completed the survey between May 2015 and January 2016, 25% reported "going flat" (flattoppers)...
March 22, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325583/optimizing-endometrial-cancer-follow-up-and-survivorship-care-for-rural-and-other-underserved-women-patient-and-provider-perspectives
#2
Teresa L Rutledge, Miria Kano, Dolores Guest, Andrew Sussman, Anita Y Kinney
OBJECTIVES: This study describes patient and provider attitudes on transitioning cancer surveillance visits and treatment of comorbid conditions to the primary care setting in a rural patient population as a strategy for minimizing financial and travel related barriers for patients while simultaneously enhancing quality and availability of health care options. METHODS: Focus group discussions and telephone interviews were conducted with endometrial cancer (EC) survivors and primary care providers (PCPs) to provide insights into post-treatment follow-up practices and the acceptability of transitioning follow-up to primary care setting utilizing a cancer survivorship care plan model...
March 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325240/cancer-care-access-and-outcomes-for-american-indian-populations-in-the-united-states-challenges-and-models-for-progress
#3
REVIEW
B Ashleigh Guadagnolo, Daniel G Petereit, C Norman Coleman
Low socioeconomic and health care access realities of being American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) in the United States combined with decades of data documenting poor cancer outcomes for this population provide a population nested within the United States that is analogous to the cancer care landscape of low- and middle-income countries internationally. We reviewed the medical literature with respect to cancer prevention, access to cancer treatment, and access to effective supportive and palliative care for AI/AN populations in the United States...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325132/physical-symptoms-and-working-performance-in-female-breast-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review
#4
Kamilla Zomkowski, Bruna Cruz de Souza, Fabiana Pinheiro da Silva, Géssica Maria Moreira, Natália de Souza Cunha, Fabiana Flores Sperandio
PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review was to summarize and systematize the information about physical symptoms and its relation with work activity on female Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS). METHODS: A systematic search was performed on the databases MEDLINE/PubMed (via National Library of Medicine), SCOPUS (Elsevier), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters Scientific) and CINAHL with full text (EBSCO), including papers about physical impairments experienced by female workers who have had breast cancer...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322430/education-employment-and-marriage-in-long-term-survivors-of-teenage-and-young-adult-cancer-compared-with-healthy-controls
#5
Luzius Mader, Janine Vetsch, Salome Christen, Julia Baenziger, Katharina Roser, Silvia Dehler, Gisela Michel
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY: Teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer patients are faced with the diagnosis during a challenging period of psychosocial development that may affect social outcomes in the long term. Therefore, we aimed to: (1) determine differences in social outcomes between long-term TYA cancer survivors and healthy controls and (2) identify factors associated with adverse social outcomes. METHODS: We sent a questionnaire to TYA cancer survivors (aged 16-25 years at diagnosis, 5 years after diagnosis) registered in the Cancer Registry Zurich and Zug...
March 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319463/solid-cancer-incidence-among-the-life-span-study-of-atomic-bomb-survivors-1958-2009
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Eric J Grant, Alina Brenner, Hiromi Sugiyama, Ritsu Sakata, Atsuko Sadakane, Mai Utada, Elizabeth K Cahoon, Caitlin M Milder, Midori Soda, Harry M Cullings, Dale L Preston, Kiyohiko Mabuchi, Kotaro Ozasa
This is the third analysis of solid cancer incidence among the Life Span Study (LSS) cohort of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, adding eleven years of follow-up data since the previously reported analysis. For this analysis, several changes and improvements were implemented, including updated dose estimates (DS02R1) and adjustment for smoking. Here, we focus on all solid cancers in aggregate. The eligible cohort included 105,444 subjects who were alive and had no known history of cancer at the start of follow-up...
March 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319448/rationale-and-design-of-a-phase-1-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-hsv-g207-alone-or-with-a-single-radiation-dose-in-children-with-progressive-or-recurrent-malignant-supratentorial-brain-tumors
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Alicia M Waters, James M Johnston, Alyssa T Reddy, John Fiveash, Avi Madan-Swain, Kara Kachurak, Asim K Bag, G Yancey Gillespie, James M Markert, Gregory K Friedman
Primary central nervous system tumors are the most common solid neoplasm of childhood and the leading cause of cancer-related death in pediatric patients. Survival rates for children with malignant supratentorial brain tumors are poor despite aggressive treatment with combinations of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and survivors often suffer from damaging lifelong sequelae from current therapies. Novel innovative treatments are greatly needed. One promising new approach is the use of a genetically engineered, conditionally replicating herpes simplex virus (HSV) that has shown tumor-specific tropism and potential efficacy in the treatment of malignant brain tumors...
March 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315526/survivor-fitness-an-exercise-program-for-young-survivors-and-patients-with-cancer
#8
Jose A Acevedo
Young survivors of cancer often face challenges reintegrating into their schools and communities after treatment. Maintaining a physically active lifestyle is recommended, but finding appropriate exercises that cater to their needs can be difficult. As a result, the pilot fitness program Move4Fun/Move4Fitness was developed. This 12-week basic fitness program teaches young survivors of cancer appropriate exercises and how they can exercise on their own with limited space and equipment. Participants experienced physical and mental transformations demonstrated through weight loss, building of muscle, and increased self-confidence...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301346/home-based-psychoeducational-intervention-for-breast-cancer-survivors
#9
Figen Şengün İnan, Besti Üstün
BACKGROUND: It is important to manage psychological distress and improve the quality of life (QOL) in patients after breast cancer treatment. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a home-based, psychoeducational program on distress, anxiety, depression, and QOL in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: The study was a single-group pretest and posttest quasi-experimental design. The data were collected using the Distress Thermometer, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and the Turkish version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument, short form...
March 15, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299542/understanding-and-improving-knowledge-of-cancer-survivorship-care-among-college-providers
#10
Alexandra M Psihogios, Helen Pauly-Hubbard, Lisa Schwartz, Jill P Ginsberg, Wendy Hobbie, Dava Szalda
This study aimed to assess college providers' basic knowledge of the health risks of young adult cancer survivors (YAS) and related care guidelines and to determine whether an educational in-service is an effective platform for increasing college health providers' knowledge about survivorship care at a large university health center. During phase 1, staff from college health centers and office of disabilities in the Philadelphia area (n = 40 staff members from 24 colleges/universities) completed a needs assessment on their experiences with YAS and preferences for education and care coordination...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295781/spiritual-well-being-of-italian-advanced-cancer-patients-in-the-home-palliative-care-setting
#11
A A Martoni, S Varani, B Peghetti, D Roganti, E Volpicella, R Pannuti, F Pannuti
This study evaluates the spiritual well-being (SpWB) in very advanced cancer patients assisted by the home palliative care program of ANT Foundation, a no-profit Italian organisation. SpWB was assessed by the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being Scale (FACIT-Sp12), including Meaning, Peace, and Faith subscales. The quality-of-life (QoL) was evaluated by using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General scale. Questionnaires were distributed to 1,055 patients and 683 were compiled and evaluable for analysis...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294998/economic-burden-for-lung-cancer-survivors-in-urban-china
#12
Xin Zhang, Shuai Liu, Yang Liu, Jian Du, Wenqi Fu, Xiaowen Zhao, Weidong Huang, Xianming Zhao, Guoxiang Liu, Zhengzhong Mao, Teh-Wei Hu
BACKGROUND: With the rapid increase in the incidence and mortality of lung cancer, a growing number of lung cancer patients and their families are faced with a tremendous economic burden because of the high cost of treatment in China. This study was conducted to estimate the economic burden and patient responsibility of lung cancer patients and the impact of this burden on family income. METHODS: This study uses data from a retrospective questionnaire survey conducted in 10 communities in urban China and includes 195 surviving lung cancer patients diagnosed over the previous five years...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288595/mindful-yoga-for-women-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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James W Carson, Kimberly M Carson, Maren K Olsen, Linda Sanders, Laura S Porter
BACKGROUND: Women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) have average life expectancies of about 2 years, and report high levels of disease-related symptoms including pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, psychological distress, and functional impairment. There is growing recognition of the limitations of medical approaches to managing such symptoms. Yoga is a mind-body discipline that has demonstrated a positive impact on psychological and functional health in early stage breast cancer patients and survivors, but has not been rigorously studied in advanced cancer samples...
March 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284185/a-survey-to-determine-usual-care-after-cancer-treatment-within-the-united-kingdom-national-health-service
#14
M Duncan, J Deane, P D White, D Ridge, R Roylance, A Korszun, T Chalder, K S Bhui, M A Thaha, L Bourke
BACKGROUND: Approximately one third of cancer survivors in the United Kingdom face ongoing and debilitating psychological and physical symptoms related to poor quality of life. Very little is known about current post-cancer treatment services. METHODS: Oncology healthcare professionals (HCPs) were invited to take part in a survey, which gathered both quantitative and free text data about the content and delivery of cancer aftercare and patient needs. Analysis involved descriptive statistics and content analysis...
March 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283875/prevalence-and-correlates-of-patient-reported-symptoms-and-comorbidities-in-breast-cancer-survivors-at-a-tertiary-center
#15
Moaath Mustafa Ali, Machelle Moeller, Lisa Rybicki, Halle C F Moore
PURPOSE: Survivorship care is an essential component in the management of cancer patients. Optimal delivery of survivorship care requires an understanding of patient concerns and factors associated with treatment-related symptoms and comorbidities. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study evaluating 34 patient-reported conditions (symptoms and comorbidities) as well as self-reported health habits of stage 0-III breast cancer patients using a questionnaire completed at the time of the initial survivorship visit (SV)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281051/online-support-groups-for-young-women-with-breast-cancer-a-proof-of-concept-study
#16
Joanne Stephen, Adina Rojubally, Wolfgang Linden, Lihong Zhong, Gina Mackenzie, Sahar Mahmoud, Janine Giese-Davis
OBJECTIVE: This initial study examined a therapist-led, synchronous, online support group (OSG) with psycho-education (OSG + E) compared to self-help psycho-education (E). The study aims were to examine proof of concept-feasibility, acceptability, and usefulness-and to hone methods for a formal RCT. METHODS: One hundred five young breast cancer survivors (<50 years) post-treatment were randomized either to OSG + E or E. OSG + E received a therapist-led 10-week synchronous online intervention...
March 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279421/how-to-develop-a-cardio-oncology-fellowship
#17
REVIEW
Michelle N Johnson, Richard Steingart, Joseph Carver
Management of cardiovascular disease in patients with cancer and cancer survivors requires particular clinical expertise and skills that are central to cardio-oncology. The areas of knowledge required include specific cardiovascular complications directly related to oncologic therapies and the impact of cancer and its therapies on existing or potential cardiovascular comorbidities. Many cancer therapeutics have potential cardiotoxicity. The conversion of many cancers to chronic conditions, rather than fatal diseases, has produced a population of patients with cancer at high risk for cardiovascular diseases that require specialized knowledge of treating physicians...
April 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279418/advanced-heart-failure-therapies-for-cancer-therapeutics-related-cardiac-dysfunction
#18
REVIEW
Christopher M Bianco, Sadeer G Al-Kindi, Guilherme H Oliveira
End-stage heart failure in cancer survivors may result from cardiotoxic chemotherapy and/or chest radiation and require advanced therapies, including left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and transplantation. Traditionally, such therapies have been underutilized in cancer survivors owing to lack of experience and perceived risk of cancer recurrence. Recent data from large registries, however, have shown excellent outcomes of LVADs and transplantation in cancer survivors, albeit subject to careful selection and special considerations...
April 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279216/understanding-optimal-approaches-to-patient-and-caregiver-engagement-in-the-development-of-cancer-practice-guidelines-a-mixed-methods-study
#19
Melissa C Brouwers, Marija Vukmirovic, Karen Spithoff, Julie Makarski
BACKGROUND: Practice guidelines (PGs) can assist health care practitioners and patients to make decisions about health care options. A key component of high quality PGs is the consideration of patient values and preferences. A mixed methods study was conducted to understand optimal approaches to patient engagement in the development of cancer PGs. METHODS: Cancer patients, survivors, family members and caregivers were recruited from cancer clinics, follow-up clinics, community support programs, a provincial patient and family advisory committee, and a provincial cancer PG development program...
March 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277291/recruiting-colorectal-cancer-survivors-to-a-surveillance-study-barriers-and-successful-strategies
#20
Marvella E Ford, Katherine R Sterba, James D Bearden, Lucy Gansauer, Leslie A Moore, Jane Zapka
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) survival rates are increasing. Effective strategies to recruit CRC survivors to surveillance studies are needed. OBJECTIVE: We analyzed the barriers encountered while recruiting CRC survivors to a study assessing their surveillance care experiences. METHODS: The study included three phases: (I) focus groups/key informant interviews; (II) cognitive interviews; and (III) a statewide population-based telephone survey...
October 12, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
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