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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893938/effect-of-the-livestrong-at-the-ymca-exercise-program-on-physical-activity-fitness-quality-of-life-and-fatigue-in-cancer-survivors
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Melinda L Irwin, Brenda Cartmel, Maura Harrigan, Fangyong Li, Tara Sanft, Laura Shockro, Keelin O'Connor, Nancy Campbell, Sara M Tolaney, Erica L Mayer, Rachel Yung, Rachel A Freedman, Ann H Partridge, Jennifer A Ligibel
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) has been linked to a lower risk of developing and dying of cancer, yet many cancer survivors do not exercise. In the current study, the authors evaluated the impact of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program, available at Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCAs) across the United States, on PA, fitness, quality of life, fatigue, body composition, serum biomarkers, and program safety in cancer survivors. METHODS: Cancer survivors were recruited through the Yale Cancer Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and randomized to a 12-week, twice-weekly LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program at YMCAs in Connecticut or Massachusetts or to a control group...
November 28, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893212/effects-of-energy-conservation-strategies-on-cancer-related-fatigue-and-health-promotion-lifestyle-in-breast-cancersurvivors-a-randomized-control-trial
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Sadeghi Elham, Gozali Nahid, Moghaddam Tabrizi Fatemeh
Purpose: Cancer-related fatigue is frequently experienced by patients during and after therapy. The present study was conducted to assess the impact of energy conservation strategies and health promotion in breast cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was carried out to compare the intervention effect (n=69.0) with controls (n=66.0) based on routine oncology ward care. The intervention was five weekly sessions for groups of 6-8 breast cancer survivors. Data on fatigue and health promotion lifestyle were obtained before and after completion the intervention and then 8 weeks later for analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863058/the-living-well-after-breast-cancer%C3%A2-pilot-trial-a-weight-loss-intervention-for-women-following-treatment-for-breast-cancer
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Marina Reeves, Elisabeth Winkler, Nicole Mccarthy, Sheleigh Lawler, Caroline Terranova, Sandi Hayes, Monika Janda, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Elizabeth Eakin
AIM: Obesity is associated with poor prognosis and risk of treatment side-effects in breast cancer survivors. This pilot study assessed the feasibility, acceptability, safety and efficacy of a telephone-delivered weight loss intervention, among women (BMI 25-40 kg/m(2) ) following treatment for stage I-III breast cancer, on weight loss (primary outcome), quality of life and treatment-related side-effects (vs usual care). METHODS: Ninety women (mean ± SD age: 55...
November 10, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858198/three-year-prospective-cohort-study-of-factors-associated-with-return-to-work-after-breast-cancer-diagnosis
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Myung Kyung Lee, Han Sung Kang, Keun Seok Lee, Eun Sook Lee
Purpose The purpose of this prospective cohort study of breast cancer survivors was to identify factors before diagnosis, during treatment, and after treatment that are associated with return to work (RTW). Methods A total of 288 women with breast cancer (stage I-III) and whose age were 18-65 years-old answered questionnaires at 4-6, 12, 24, and 36 months after diagnosis. The surveys asked about performance of regular exercise and health-related quality of life issues. "RTW at 36 months" was assigned to patients who reported any of the following: working at least twice; no job at baseline but working more than once; job at baseline, stopped working, and then started working again; and working during all 3 years...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857276/community-based-exercise-programs-for-cancer-survivors
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Rita Musanti, Brittany Murley
BACKGROUND: Cancer exercise programming in the community has been emerging in response to the increasing numbers of cancer survivors and social factors favoring movement away from a sedentary lifestyle. OBJECTIVES: This article examines several community-based exercise programs for cancer survivors as exemplars of successful programs. METHODS: The article investigates where the research is leading as technological advances and cloud-based technologies change the fitness landscape...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857248/physical-and-psychological-effects-of-a-12-session-cancer-rehabilitation-exercise-program
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Tricia M Smith, Christine N Broomhall, Anne R Crecelius
BACKGROUND: The positive effects of regular exercise for cancer survivors are becoming increasingly apparent. However, comprehensive examination of the benefits of modest levels of physical activity is somewhat lacking. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to test the hypothesis that participating in a 12-session exercise program will improve depression, fatigue, aerobic endurance, muscular strength, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with cancer. METHODS: A group of 20 older adult women with a prior cancer diagnosis were evaluated during a 6- to 10-week exercise program that occurred twice weekly...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816835/severe-fatigue-after-treatment-of-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-a-comparison-with-age-matched-breast-cancer-survivors-and-healthy-controls
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H J G Abrahams, L Smits, M de Lugt, W K de Roos, Y Kamm, M J Heins, C A H H V M Verhagen, M F M Gielissen, H Knoop
PURPOSE: Severe fatigue after treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has not been studied before. The current study examined (i) the prevalence of severe fatigue in DCIS patients versus breast cancer survivors (BCS) and healthy controls (HC), (ii) quality of life and functioning of severely versus non-severely fatigued DCIS patients and BCS, and (iii) the association of fatigue with psychosocial and behavioral factors in DCIS patients. METHODS: 89 patients treated for DCIS were matched on age and gender to 67 BCS and 178 HC (ratio 1:1:2)...
November 3, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809225/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-and-latina-breast-cancer-survivors-symptoms-and-functioning
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Christina L Rush, Tania Lobo, Adriana Serrano, Maxie Blasini, Claudia Campos, Kristi D Graves
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is used widely in cancer populations, particularly among women, and has shown promise for addressing symptom and functioning outcomes. Few studies to date have evaluated CAM use and associations over time with symptoms and function among Latina breast cancer survivors. We administered a baseline (N = 136) and follow-up (n = 58) telephone survey in Spanish or English assessing Latina breast cancer survivor demographics, physical function, anxiety, depression, fatigue, satisfaction with social roles, and both CAM activities and devotional and spiritual practices...
October 31, 2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793125/living-well-after-breast-cancer-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol-evaluating-a-telephone-delivered-weight-loss-intervention-versus-usual-care-in-women-following-treatment-for-breast-cancer
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Marina M Reeves, Caroline O Terranova, Jane M Erickson, Jennifer R Job, Denise S K Brookes, Nicole McCarthy, Ingrid J Hickman, Sheleigh P Lawler, Brianna S Fjeldsoe, Genevieve N Healy, Elisabeth A H Winkler, Monika Janda, J Lennert Veerman, Robert S Ware, Johannes B Prins, Theo Vos, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Elizabeth G Eakin
BACKGROUND: Obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet quality have been associated with increased risk of breast cancer-specific and all-cause mortality as well as treatment-related side-effects in breast cancer survivors. Weight loss intervention trials in breast cancer survivors have shown that weight loss is safe and achievable; however, few studies have examined the benefits of such interventions on a broad range of outcomes and few have examined factors important to translation (e...
October 28, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782905/relationship-of-self-reported-attentional-fatigue-to-perceived-work-ability-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Diane Von Ah, Susan Storey, Adele Crouch, Shelley A Johns, Jill Dodson, Sarah Dutkevitch
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer survivors (BCSs) have identified attentional fatigue, a decrease in the ability to focus, as a persistent daily challenge; however, little is known regarding its impact on work ability. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between attentional fatigue and perceived work ability in BCSs controlling for the known covariates of age, education, household income, and time posttreatment. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive design was used...
October 25, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743848/impact-of-chemotherapy-on-medium-term-physical-function-and-activity-of-older-breast-cancer-survivors-and-associated-biomarkers
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Martine Extermann, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Laila Samiian, Marina Sehovic, Jinze Xu, Christopher Cubitt, Paul B Jacobsen, Marco Pahor, Stephen R Grobmyer, Todd M Manini
OBJECTIVE: Chemotherapy is less often prescribed in older individuals due to concerns about post-treatment morbidity and quality of life. We evaluated the physical performance of breast cancer survivors treated with and without adjuvant chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a case-control study in 56 estrogen receptor positive breast cancer survivors (BCS) on adjuvant aromatase inhibitors 1-2years after definitive surgery. Cases had received adjuvant chemotherapy (n=27; age 70...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737976/follow-up-after-treatment-for-breast-cancer-practical-guide-to-survivorship-care-for-family-physicians
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Jeffrey Sisler, Genevieve Chaput, Jonathan Sussman, Emmanuel Ozokwelu
OBJECTIVE: To offer FPs a summary of evidence-based recommendations to guide their follow-up survivorship care of women treated for breast cancer. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: A literature search was conducted in MEDLINE from 2000 to 2016 using the search words breast cancer, survivorship, follow-up care, aftercare, guidelines, and survivorship care plans, with a focus on review of recent guidelines published by national cancer organizations. Evidence ranges from level I to level III...
October 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726215/factors-associated-with-current-and-severe-physical-side-effects-after-prostate-cancer-treatment-what-men-report
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L Steentjes, S Siesling, F J Drummond, J G van Manen, L Sharp, A Gavin
We identified patient and disease characteristics associated with (1) "current" physical side-effects of any severity; and (2) "severe" physical side-effects "ever" experienced by 3,348 (54%) prostate cancer (PCa) survivors in Ireland diagnosed 2-18 years previously. Postal questionnaires collected symptoms at diagnosis, post-biopsy complications, comorbidities, primary treatments and physical side-effects post-treatment (urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, libido loss, bowel problems, breast changes, hot flushes, and fatigue, "ever" and "current" at time of questionnaire completion)...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720794/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-in-post-treatment-breast-cancer-patients-immediate-and-sustained-effects-across-multiple-symptom-clusters
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Richard R Reich, Cecile A Lengacher, Carissa B Alinat, Kevin E Kip, Carly Paterson, Sophia Ramesar, Heather S Han, Roohi Ismail-Khan, Versie Johnson-Mallard, Manolete Moscoso, Pinky Budhrani-Shani, Steve Shivers, Charles E Cox, Matthew Goodman, Jong Park
CONTEXT: Breast cancer survivors (BCS) face adverse physical and psychological symptoms, often co-occurring. Biological and psychological factors may link symptoms within clusters, distinguishable by prevalence and/or severity. Few studies have examined the effects of behavioral interventions or treatment of symptom clusters. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify symptom clusters among post-treatment BCS and determine symptom cluster improvement following the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer (MBSR(BC)) program...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709312/pathways-between-physical-activity-and-quality-of-life-in-african-american-breast-cancer-survivors
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Rachel Meadows, Timethia Bonner, Megha Dobhal, Sujana Borra, Jordan A Killion, Raheem Paxton
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have indicated that the relationship between physical activity and quality of life is not directed but mediated through various pathways. The purpose of this study was to assess the role of cancer-related fatigue, disability, and functional status as potential mediators in African-American breast cancer survivors. METHODS: African-American breast cancer survivors (N = 135, mean age = 63) aged 55 years and older participated in a web-based survey consisting of measures assessing physical activity, functional status, cancer-related fatigue, disability, quality of life, and sociodemographic and medical characteristics...
October 5, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672810/poster-42-differentiation-of-central-and-peripheral-fatigue-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Ali A Weinstein, Guoqing Diao, Patrice Winter, Anna Baranova, Aybike Biererdinc, Katherine Doyle, Lynn Gerber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672785/poster-16-effect-of-cancer-related-fatigue-on-cytokine-reactivity-to-challenge-tasks-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Ali A Weinstein, Patrice Winter, Anna Baranova, Aybike Birerdinc, Katherine Doyle, Lynn Gerber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602150/physical-exercise-modulates-the-level-of-serum-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Maria Gabriella Giganti, Ilaria Tresoldi, Roberto Sorge, Giovanni Melchiorri, Tamara Triossi, Laura Masuelli, Paolo Lido, Loredana Albonici, Calogero Foti, Andrea Modesti, Roberto Bei
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) exhibit an important function in extracellular matrix degradation. MMPs modulate the activation of growth factors, cytokines and metastasis. At present, the effect of exercise on serum levels of MMP-2 and -9 remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of various physical activities on the circulating levels of MMP-2 and -9 in breast cancer (BC) survivors and healthy subjects. A total of 66 female subjects were enrolled in the present study. The cohort included 46 BC survivors and 20 healthy subjects divided into 5 groups: Group A (17 BC survivors, participating in recreational dragon boat paddling), group B (14 BC survivors, participating in recreational physical activity), group C (15 sedentary BC survivors), group D (10 healthy subjects, participating in recreational physical activity) and group E (10 sedentary healthy subjects)...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562475/quality-of-life-and-symptoms-in-long-term-survivors-of-colorectal-cancer-results-from-nsabp-protocol-lts-01
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Hiroko Kunitake, Marcia M Russell, Ping Zheng, Greg Yothers, Stephanie R Land, Laura Petersen, Louis Fehrenbacher, Jeffery K Giguere, D Lawrence Wickerham, Clifford Y Ko, Patricia A Ganz
PURPOSE: Little is known about health-related quality of life (HRQL) in long-term survivors (LTS) of colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Long-term CRC survivors (≥5 years) treated in previous National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project trials were recruited from 60 sites. After obtaining consent, a telephone survey was administered, which included HRQL instruments to measure physical health (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living [IADL], SF-12 Physical Component Scale [PCS], SF-36 Vitality Scale), mental health (SF-12 Mental Component Scale [MCS], Life Orientation Test, and Impact of Cancer), and clinical symptoms (Fatigue Symptom Inventory [FSI], European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Colorectal Module [EORTC-CR38], and Brief Pain Inventory)...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27549145/effectiveness-of-a-tailored-return-to-work-program-for-cancer-survivors-with-job-loss-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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M P van Egmond, S F A Duijts, M A Jonker, A J van der Beek, J R Anema
BACKGROUND: Up to 53% of cancer survivors (CSs) experiences job loss during or after treatment. To support CSs with job loss in the Netherlands, a tailored return to work (RTW) program was developed. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the program on duration until sustainable RTW in CSs with job loss. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study employed a two-armed (intervention/control) randomized controlled design with one-year follow-up. The primary outcome measure was duration until sustainable RTW...
August 23, 2016: Acta Oncologica
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