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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632247/antecedents-and-outcomes-of-uncertainty-in-older-adults-with-cancer-a-scoping-review-of-the-literature
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Vida Ghodraty Jabloo, Shabbir M H Alibhai, Margaret Fitch, Ann E Tourangeau, Ana Patricia Ayala, Martine T E Puts
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Uncertainty is a major source of distress for cancer survivors. Because cancer is primarily a disease of older adults, a comprehensive understanding of the antecedents and outcomes of uncertainty in older adults with cancer is essential. 
. LITERATURE SEARCH: MEDLINE®, PsycINFO®, Scopus, and CINAHL® were searched from inception to December 2015. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms and free text words were used for the search concepts, including neoplasms, uncertainty, and aging...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624154/lymphedema-following-gynecological-cancer-results-from-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-study-on-prevalence-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Sandra C Hayes, Monika Janda, Leigh C Ward, Hildegard Reul-Hirche, Megan L Steele, Johnathan Carter, Michael Quinn, Bruce Cornish, Andreas Obermair
OBJECTIVE: Cancer-related lymphedema is a debilitating condition that adversely influences function, health and quality of life. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors of lower-limb lymphedema pre- through to 24months post-surgery for gynecological cancer. METHODS: A clinic-based sample of women (n=408) with gynecological cancer participated in a prospective, longitudinal study (2008-2011) using self-reported measures (swelling in one or both legs) and objectively measured lymphedema (bioimpedance spectroscopy) at baseline (pre-surgery), six weeks-three months, 6-12months, and 15-24months post-surgery...
June 14, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619632/enhancing-prostate-cancer-survivorship-care-through-self-management
#3
REVIEW
Ted A Skolarus, Daniela Wittmann, Sarah T Hawley
The lack of clear roles for prostate cancer survivorship care providers places prostate cancer survivors at significant risk of inappropriate use of services delivered piecemeal by different providers, persistent bothersome symptoms, and silent suffering. Optimizing quality of care for prostate cancer survivors hinges on decreasing fragmentation of care, and providing quality symptom management. This is achieved through comprehensive, appropriate medical, surgical, pharmacological and psychosocial care, coupled with self-management, as highlighted in several recent resources addressing long-term and late effects of treatment...
June 13, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617094/connecting-with-healthcare-providers-at-diagnosis-adolescent-young-adult-cancer-survivors-perspectives
#4
Celeste R Phillips, Joan E Haase, Marion E Broome, Janet S Carpenter, Richard M Frankel
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer are a vulnerable and underserved population. AYAs' cancer survivorship is complicated by physical and psychosocial late effects which requires long-term follow-up. Connectedness with healthcare providers (HCPs) is a protective factor that may improve long-term follow-up behaviours of AYAs. However, little is known about AYAs' experiences connecting with HCPs. The purpose of this study was to describe AYA cancer survivors' experiences connecting with HCPs. This empirical phenomenological study interviewed nine AYA cancer survivors diagnosed during adolescence...
December 2017: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608119/breast-specific-sensuality-and-sexual-function-in-cancer-survivorship-does-surgical-modality-matter
#5
Jennifer S Gass, Michaela Onstad, Sarah Pesek, Kristin Rojas, Sara Fogarty, Ashley Stuckey, Christina Raker, Don S Dizon
PURPOSE: More early-staged breast cancer patients are choosing mastectomy. No studies have addressed breast-specific sensuality (BSS), defined as the breast's role during intimacy. We explored BSS among women undergoing lumpectomy (L), mastectomy alone (M), or with reconstruction (MR) and analyzed the association of surgical modality with sexual function. METHODS: Women undergoing breast cancer surgery between 2000 and 2013 were eligible for survey using investigator-generated questions and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI)...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601981/social-media-for-breast-cancer-survivors-a-literature-review
#6
REVIEW
Angela L Falisi, Kara P Wiseman, Anna Gaysynsky, Jennifer K Scheideler, Daniel A Ramin, Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou
PURPOSE: Social media may offer support to individuals who are navigating the complex and challenging experience of cancer. A growing body of literature has been published over the last decade exploring the ways cancer survivors utilize social media. This study aims to provide a systematic synthesis of the current literature in order to inform cancer health communication practice and cancer survivorship research. METHODS: Using PRISMA guidelines, four electronic databases were searched to retrieve publications on breast cancer and social media published between 2005 and 2015...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594579/-from-snail-mode-to-rocket-ship-mode-adolescents-and-young-adults-experiences-of-returning-to-work-and-school-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Eden R Brauer, Huibrie C Pieters, Patricia A Ganz, Wendy Landier, Carol Pavlish, MarySue V Heilemann
PURPOSE: Resuming normal activities, such as work and school, is an important dimension of psychosocial recovery in cancer survivorship. Minimal data exist regarding adolescents or young adults' experiences of returning to school or work after cancer. The purpose of this study was to explore the processes of resuming work and school among adolescents and young adults after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 18 adolescents and young adults, who were 15-29 years when they underwent HCT and 6-60 months post-transplant at study enrollment...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561717/addressing-the-survivorship-care-needs-of-patients-receiving-extended-cancer-treatment
#8
Paul B Jacobsen, Ryan D Nipp, Patricia A Ganz
Cancer survivorship care and research has typically focused on the health care needs of people with cancer following the acute phase of treatment. Work in this area, however, has faced challenges in identifying when treatment is complete for many forms of cancer. Acknowledging this challenge, the scope of survivorship research is often expanded to include patients also receiving maintenance or prophylactic therapy. Inherent in this expanded definition is the recognition that for many individuals, cancer is a chronic disease requiring extended treatment over many years...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561697/screening-and-treating-prostate-cancer-in-the-older-patient-decision-making-across-the-clinical-spectrum
#9
Alicia K Morgans, William Dale, Alberto Briganti
Treatment of the growing geriatric patient population is increasingly being recognized as a necessary priority of the oncology community. As the most common cancer among men in developed countries, prostate cancer afflicts a sizable portion of elderly men. Caring for this population requires knowledge of aspects of disease presentation, screening strategies, treatment approaches, and survivorship care considerations unique to the geriatric population. In this article, we review characteristics of prostate cancer screening and treatment decision making for localized disease in elderly men, including a discussion of the biology of disease in the elderly population...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561689/improving-cancer-care-through-the-patient-experience-how-to-use-patient-reported-outcomes-in-clinical-practice
#10
Kathi Mooney, Donna L Berry, Meagan Whisenant, Daniel Sjoberg
Poorly controlled symptoms are common and debilitating during cancer treatment and can affect functional status and quality of life, health care resource utilization, treatment adherence, and cancer survivorship. Historically, the patient experience, including symptoms during treatment, has not been tracked or documented in the patient health record. Measurement of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), including symptoms, is an essential component to cancer care focused on the illness impact to the patient and family...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557375/identifying-metrics-of-success-for-transitional-care-practices-in-childhood-cancer-survivorship-a-qualitative-study-of-survivorship-providers
#11
Karim Thomas Sadak, Joseph P Neglia, David R Freyer, Eileen Harwood
BACKGROUND: Long-term survival in childhood cancer is excellent. Most survivors will have a therapy-related chronic condition, yet very few receive survivor-focused care as they transition from adolescence to young adulthood. The purpose of this study is to identify indicators of success in current transitional care practices for young adult survivors of childhood cancer as defined by all members of survivorship care teams. PROCEDURE: An exploratory, phenomenologic qualitative study was conducted with key informants from medical teams involved in transitional care of childhood cancer survivors...
May 30, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547387/rainbow-of-kibou-rok-study-a-breast-cancer-survivor-cohort-in-japan
#12
Yuri Mizota, Yasuo Ohashi, Takuji Iwase, Hiroji Iwata, Masataka Sawaki, Takayuki Kinoshita, Naruto Taira, Hirofumi Mukai, Seiichiro Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Although there are a large number of epidemiological studies investigating the etiological role of lifestyle factors in breast cancer, there are few studies on the association between lifestyle factors and breast cancer prognosis. To investigate the influence of lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity, use of complementary and alternative medicine, and psychosocial factors on prognosis, we designed a large-scale cohort study of female breast cancer patients in Japan...
May 25, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545906/optimizing-diet-and-nutrition-for-cancer-survivors-a-review
#13
REVIEW
Niki Mourouti, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Elias A Kotteas, Konstantinos N Syrigos
The number of cancer survivors is increasing and they are often highly motivated to search for information about nutrition and about physical activity in order to try to improve their treatment outcomes, quality of life and overall survival. In the light of these concerns, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)/American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) as well as the American Cancer Society recommend a largely plant-based diet with limited consumption of red and processed meat, and limited consumption of alcohol, as well as the maintenance of a healthy weight throughout life and regular engagement in physical activity...
May 19, 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537964/the-impact-of-the-affordable-care-act-on-cancer-survivorship
#14
Christine Leopold, Elyse R Park, Larissa Nekhlyudov
In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented with the aim of expanding access to quality, affordable care. In this review, we describe the ACA provisions that are most relevant for cancer survivors, provide available published evidence, and offer insights for future research. We found that provisions focusing on access to preventive care, access to quality and coordinated care, and coverage expansion and increased affordability suggest beneficial effects. However, we identified research gaps specifically addressing the intended and unintended consequences of the ACA on cancer survivorship care...
May 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534144/coordination-of-care-in-survivorship-after-treatment-of-hematological-malignancies-the-journey-is-not-over-yet
#15
REVIEW
Catherine J Lee, Lori S Muffly
The number of adult survivors of hematologic malignancies is steadily growing. This population is at moderate to high risk for cancer survivorship issues including physical and psychosocial sequelae of intensive cancer therapies. Although cancer survivorship is a growing field in pediatric and solid tumor oncology, survivorship care and research has often been overlooked in the hematologic malignancies. In this review, we focus specifically on survivorship issues related to adult patients with hematologic malignancies and provide commentary on the role of cancer survivorship, proposed survivorship care models, and the economic and health policy obstacles associated with moving the cancer survivorship field forward in this very important patient population...
May 22, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531109/physical-activity-and-quality-of-life-in-cancer-survivors-a-meta-synthesis-of-qualitative-research
#16
REVIEW
Shaunna Burke, Amanda Wurz, Andrew Bradshaw, Stephanie Saunders, Malcolm A West, Jennifer Brunet
Qualitative research on the impact of physical activity on quality of life (QoL) in adults diagnosed with cancer is accumulating. However, the field of physical activity and cancer survivorship lack a synthesis of this research to reliably understand the implications for future research and practice. The aim of this meta-synthesis was to identify, appraise, and synthesize qualitative research on cancer survivors' perspectives of the impact of physical activity on their QoL. Seven electronic databases were searched for original studies published in English, and reference lists of relevant studies were hand-searched to identify additional studies...
May 20, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523210/care-pathway-for-cancer-survivorship-in-korea-trend-of-breast-cancer-pathway-from-2003-to-2010
#17
Hwa Jeong Seo, Dong Yong Noh
OBJECTIVES: The survival rate of cancer patients has exceeded 60%. Although cancer survivors may die of other diseases except cancer, the health management system including chronic disease prevention-management for cancer survivors, has not been established in the diverse aspects. Therefore, services according to care pathway of cancer patients need to be provided through a support system based on a platform concept that can be used to meet patient needs in various ways. METHODS: A sample cohort database (2002-2010) of approximately 1 million persons-2% of the whole nation (50 million)-was used to estimate cancer survivors through a principal care pathway for cancer management...
April 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513084/exploring-the-role-of-occupational-therapy-in-caring-for-cancer-survivors-in-australia-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Nicole Buckland, Lynette Mackenzie
BACKGROUND/AIM: With increasing rates of cancer survival in Australia, more people are living with long-term side effects of cancer and its treatment, and cancer survivorship is now considered a distinct phase of cancer care. While occupational therapists play an integral role in multidisciplinary care for people with chronic conditions, there is little evidence documenting the occupational therapy role for people living with chronic cancer-related conditions. This study aimed to explore the views of Australian occupational therapists about current practice and what constitutes best practice for cancer survivors...
May 16, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513052/primary-care-and-cancer-facing-the-challenge-of-early-diagnosis-and-survivorship
#19
Thomas Round
With ageing populations and an increasing lifetime risk of cancer, primary care will continue to play an increasingly important role in early diagnosis and cancer survivorship, especially with the lowering of risk thresholds for referral and diagnostic investigations. However, primary care in many countries is in crisis with increasing workloads for primary care physicians. Potential solutions to these challenges will be outlined including development of multidisciplinary teams, diagnostic decision support, increasing access to diagnostics and cost-effective referral pathways...
May 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508735/sleep-problems-in-breast-cancer-survivors-1-10-years-posttreatment
#20
Amy E Lowery-Allison, Steven D Passik, Matthew R Cribbet, Ruth A Reinsel, Barbara O'Sullivan, Larry Norton, Kenneth L Kirsh, Neil B Kavey
OBJECTIVE: Sleep can affect quality of life (QoL) during cancer survivorship, and symptoms related to poor sleep can be exacerbated. We examined the prevalence, severity, and nature of subjective sleep complaints in women surviving stage I-III breast cancer who were 1-10 years posttreatment. We also examined the demographic, medical, physical, and psychosocial correlates of poor sleep in these women in order to identify the subgroups that may be most in need of intervention. METHOD: A total of 200 patients at a comprehensive cancer center who were 1-10 years posttreatment for primary stage I-III breast cancer with no evidence of disease at the time of enrollment completed a battery of questionnaires on demographics, sleep, physical symptoms, mood, cancer-specific fears, and QoL...
May 16, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
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