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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523210/care-pathway-for-cancer-survivorship-in-korea-trend-of-breast-cancer-pathway-from-2003-to-2010
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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
#2
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
#3
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 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508735/sleep-problems-in-breast-cancer-survivors-1-10-years-posttreatment
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506193/experiences-of-partners-of-prostate-cancer-survivors-a-qualitative-study
#5
Darren Pinks, Cindy Davis, Clair Pinks
Prostate cancer, Australia's leading cancer, has treatment side effects that reduce the quality of life for both survivors and partners. Limited partner research exists. This study aimed to address this gap in the literature by gathering data directly from partners to obtain a deeper understanding of their experiences of prostate cancer survivorship that helps inform healthcare service providers. A qualitative approach was taken to explore participant views (N = 16) via three focus groups and two in-depth interviews...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503637/transforming-cancer-survivorship-care-an-australian-experience
#6
EDITORIAL
Nicole A Kinnane, Amanda Piper, Georgina Wiley, Linda Nolte, Judy Evans, Michael Jefford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482993/mediators-of-social-connection-in-a-group-teleconference-intervention
#7
Amanda J Fairchild, Sue P Heiney, Meghan Baruth, Abbas Tavakoli, Pearman D Parker Hayne, Heather Lasky McDaniel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Social connection has a positive influence on cancer survivorship and has been targeted in intervention work. We examined whether the formation of social connection is influenced by fear, fatalism, and isolation. METHODS: We conducted a mediation analysis on data from an intervention study with African American breast cancer survivors to investigate whether fear, fatalism, and isolation conveyed effects on social connection. RESULTS: Although results indicated that there were no significant mediated effects of the intervention through these variables, we garnered information about action and conceptual theories underlying the program that inform future work...
May 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479263/novel-rodent-model-of-breast-cancer-survival-with-persistent-anxiety-like-behavior-and-inflammation
#8
Leah M Pyter, Lorena P Suarez-Kelly, William E Carson, Jasskiran Kaur, Joshua Bellasario, Savannah R Bever
Breast cancer survivors are an expanding population that is troubled by lasting mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. These issues reduce quality-of-life throughout survivorhood. Research indicates that tumor biology, cancer treatments, and stress contribute to these mood disturbances. Although the mechanisms underlying these various causes remain under investigation, neuroinflammation is a leading hypothesis. To date, rodent models of recurrence-free tumor survival for understanding mechanisms by which these behavioral issues persist after cancer are lacking...
May 4, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474240/women-s-expectations-of-breast-reconstruction-following-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kathy Flitcroft, Meagan Brennan, Andrew Spillane
PURPOSE: Breast reconstruction (BR) makes an important positive contribution to the quality of life of many women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the evidence for possible relationships between women's expectations of BR and their satisfaction with outcomes to inform and facilitate improved communication about BR options prior to initial surgery. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature reporting expectations of BR published between 1 January 1994 and 6 March 2017 identified 2107 initial search results...
May 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471724/economic-burden-of-chronic-conditions-among-survivors-of-cancer-in-the-united-states
#10
Gery P Guy, K Robin Yabroff, Donatus U Ekwueme, Sun Hee Rim, Rui Li, Lisa C Richardson
Purpose The prevalence of cancer survivorship and chronic health conditions is increasing. Limited information exists on the economic burden of chronic conditions among survivors of cancer. This study examines the prevalence and economic effect of chronic conditions among survivors of cancer. Methods Using the 2008 to 2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, we present nationally representative estimates of the prevalence of chronic conditions (heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, emphysema, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, and asthma) and multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) and the incremental annual health care use, medical expenditures, and lost productivity for survivors of cancer attributed to individual chronic conditions and MCCs...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470506/navigating-cancer-using-online-communities-a-grounded-theory-of-survivor-and-family-experiences
#11
Lydia Jo Harkin, Kinta Beaver, Paola Dey, Kartina Choong
PURPOSE: People affected by cancer often have unmet emotional and social support needs. Online cancer communities are a convenient channel for connecting cancer survivors, allowing them to support one another. However, it is unclear whether online community use makes a meaningful contribution to cancer survivorship, as little previous research has examined the experience of using contemporary cancer communities. We aimed to explore the experiences of visitors to online cancer communities...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459738/integrative-medicine-in-cancer-survivors
#12
Paul V Viscuse, Katharine Price, Denise Millstine, Anjali Bhagra, Brent Bauer, Kathryn J Ruddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Due to medical advances and an aging population, the number of cancer survivors continues to rise. Survivors often experience late and long-term sequelae of cancer and its treatment (e.g., fatigue, pain, fear of recurrence, and stress). As a result, some patients have utilized or expressed interest in integrative medicine (IM) modalities for prevention of recurrence, optimizing health, enhancing quality of life, and managing symptoms. The purpose of this review is to focus on research published during the past year that informs our understanding of the utility of IM for cancer survivors...
April 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455760/adapting-meaning-centered-psychotherapy-in-advanced-cancer-for-the-chinese-immigrant-population
#13
Jennifer Leng, Florence Lui, Angela Chen, Xiaoxiao Huang, William Breitbart, Francesca Gany
The Chinese immigrant community faces multiple barriers to quality cancer care and cancer survivorship. Meaning-centered psychotherapy (MCP) is an empirically-based treatment shown to significantly reduce psychological distress while increasing spiritual well-being and a sense of meaning and purpose in life in advanced cancer patients. However, it has not yet been adapted for racial and ethnic minority populations for whom the concept of "meaning" may likely differ from that of westernized White populations...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450331/yonder-fibromyalgia-dentists-cancer-survivorship-and-chocolate
#14
Ahmed Rashid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438888/accessibility-availability-and-potential-benefits-of-psycho-oncology-services-the-perspective-of-community-based-physicians-providing-cancer-survivorship-care
#15
Verena Zimmermann-Schlegel, Mechthild Hartmann, Halina Sklenarova, Wolfgang Herzog, Markus W Haun
BACKGROUND: As persons of trust, community-based physicians providing survivorship care (e.g., general practitioners [GPs]) often serve as the primary contacts for cancer survivors disclosing distress. From the perspective of physicians providing survivorship care for cancer patients, this study explores (a) the accessibility, availability, and potential benefits of psycho-oncology services; (b) whether physicians themselves provide psychosocial support; and (c) predictors for impeded referrals of survivors to services...
April 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437163/going-beyond-being-lost-in-transition-a-decade-of-progress-in-cancer-survivorship
#16
Larissa Nekhlyudov, Patricia A Ganz, Neeraj K Arora, Julia H Rowland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429466/psychosocial-outcomes-in-active-treatment-through-survivorship
#17
Sarah C Reed, Janice F Bell, Robin Whitney, Rebecca Lash, Katherine K Kim, Richard J Bold, Jill G Joseph
OBJECTIVE: To understand potential differences in psychosocial outcomes from active treatment to survivorship. METHODS: Using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Experiences with Cancer Survivorship Supplement (n = 1,360) we examined and compared psychosocial outcomes among respondents in active treatment with survivors by year(s) since treatment ended. Survey-weighted regression models were used to test associations between year(s) since treatment and depressive symptoms (PHQ-2), psychological distress (K-6) and cancer-specific worry related to recurrence...
April 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425087/peer-connect-for-african-american-breast-cancer-survivors-and-caregivers-a-train-the-trainer-approach-for-peer-support
#18
Marlyn Allicock, Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, La-Shell Johnson, William R Carpenter, Anissa I Vines, Denise G Belle, Ray Phillips, Michele W Cherry
Racial disparities in breast cancer survivorship are a major concern nationally. How survivors cope with cancer and re-frame their lives is a critical part of survivorship. Community-academic research partnerships may facilitate access to much-needed psychosocial support for African American survivors and caregivers in rural areas, but drivers of successful intervention implementation are not well understood. The purpose of this study was to describe the training and evaluation of Community Coaches and Guides (i...
April 19, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422624/occupational-therapy-s-role-in-cancer-survivorship-as-a-chronic-condition
#19
Mary Frances Baxter, Robin Newman, Sheila M Longpré, Katie M Polo
Improved medical care has resulted in a documented increase in cancer survivors in the United States. Cancer survivors face challenges in participation across all facets of life as a result of the cancer and subsequent cancer treatments. Long-term and late-term sequelae can result in impairments in neurological systems, decreased stamina, loss of range of motion, and changes in sensation and cognition. These impairments are often long lasting, which categorizes cancer survivorship as a chronic condition. This categorization presents treatment challenges, especially in creating rehabilitation and habilitation service options that support cancer survivors...
May 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421677/mindfulness-and-its-efficacy-for-psychological-and-biological-responses-in-women-with-breast-cancer
#20
Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Lena B Mårtensson, Bengt A Andersson, Per Karlsson, Ingrid Bergh
Many breast cancer survivors have to deal with a variety of psychological and physiological sequelae including impaired immune responses. The primary purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to determine the efficacy of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention for mood disorders in women with breast cancer. Secondary outcomes were symptom experience, health status, coping capacity, mindfulness, posttraumatic growth, and immune status. This RTC assigned 166 women with breast cancer to one of three groups: MBSR (8 weekly group sessions of MBSR), active controls (self-instructing MBSR) and non-MBSR...
May 2017: Cancer Medicine
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