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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317267/fear-of-cancer-recurrence-a-significant-concern-among-partners-of-prostate-cancer-survivors
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Marieke van de Wal, Simône Langenberg, Marieke Gielissen, Belinda Thewes, Inge van Oort, Judith Prins
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to 1) describe the prevalence of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in partners of prostate cancer (PCa) survivors; 2) to compare the proportions of high FCR in partners with high FCR in PCa survivors; 3) to explore partners' demographic and survivors' clinical characteristics associated with high FCR in partners and 4) to identify the relationship between high FCR and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in partners. METHODS: Questionnaires were sent to partners of disease-free PCa survivors...
March 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298187/icanadapt-early-protocol-randomised-controlled-trial-rct-of-clinician-supervised-transdiagnostic-internet-delivered-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-icbt-for-depression-and-or-anxiety-in-early-stage-cancer-survivors-vs-treatment-as-usual
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M J Murphy, J M Newby, P Butow, L Kirsten, K Allison, S Loughnan, M A Price, J Shaw, H Shepherd, J Smith, G Andrews
BACKGROUND: This RCT with two parallel arms will evaluate the efficacy of an internet-delivered transdiagnostic cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) intervention for the treatment of clinical depression and/or anxiety in early stage cancer survivors. METHODS/DESIGN: Early stage cancer survivors will be recruited via the research arm of a not-for-profit clinical research unit and randomised to an intervention (iCBT) group or a 'treatment as usual' (TAU) control group...
March 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271288/erratum-to-an-exploratory-study-of-the-worst-case-scenario-exercise-as-an-exposure-treatment-for-fear-of-cancer-recurrence
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Chelsea Moran, Christina Tomei, Monique Lefebvre, Cheryl Harris, Christine Maheu, Sophie Lebel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251384/identifying-socio-demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-associated-with-medication-beliefs-about-aromatase-inhibitors-among-postmenopausal-women-with-breast-cancer
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Teresa M Salgado, Emily J Davis, Karen B Farris, Souhiela Fawaz, Peter Batra, N Lynn Henry
PURPOSE: Non-adherence/persistence to adjuvant endocrine therapy can negatively impact survival. Beliefs about medicines are known to affect adherence. This study aims to identify socio-demographic and clinical characteristics associated with medication beliefs among women taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs). METHODS: Women completed an online survey on beliefs about AI therapy [Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ)], beliefs about breast cancer [Assessment of Survivor Concerns scale (ASC)], and depression [Personal Health Questionnaire depression scale (PHQ-8)]...
March 1, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207636/association-between-pretransplant-cancer-and-survival-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Dag Olav Dahle, Tom Grotmol, Torbjørn Leivestad, Anders Hartmann, Karsten Midtvedt, Anna V Reisæter, Geir Mjøen, Hege K Pihlstrøm, Hege Næss, Hallvard Holdaas
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation in recipients with a previous malignancy is often deferred 2-5 years after cancer treatment due to fear of cancer recurrence. In Norway, the required waiting period has been 1 year. METHODS: We compared patient and graft survival of recipients with pretransplant cancer to the outcomes of matched recipients without such cancer (comparators) using Cox regression. RESULTS: From 1963 to 2010, 377 of 5867 recipients (6...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150044/an-exploratory-study-of-the-worst-case-scenario-exercise-as-an-exposure-treatment-for-fear-of-cancer-recurrence
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Chelsea Moran, Christina Tomei, Monique Lefebvre, Cheryl Harris, Christine Maheu, Sophie Lebel
PURPOSE: The worst-case scenario (WCS) exercise is part of a manualized cognitive-existential group intervention for fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). It requires cancer survivors to describe the scenario they most fear when they think about the possibility of their cancer returning and to re-read the scenario daily for 1 week as homework. The purpose of this study was to present this novel clinical treatment for FCR and to examine whether at-home repeated exposure to the WCS was related to pre- and post-therapy FCR levels...
February 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093034/fear-of-cancer-recurrence-and-unmet-needs-among-breast-cancer-survivors-in-the-first-five-years-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mai-Britt Bjørklund Ellegaard, Cai Grau, Robert Zachariae, Anders Bonde Jensen
BACKGROUND: It is unclear to which degree the services available after end of treatment are sufficient to meet the needs of women treated for breast cancer. The aim of the present study was to identify patient-reported supportive care needs and the prevalence of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) following end of treatment in women treated for breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, women treated for breast cancer (n = 155; mean age 63) completed questionnaires concerning supportive care needs and FCR...
February 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078223/testosterone-therapy-and-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Alexander W Pastuszak, Katherine M Rodriguez, Taylor M Nguyen, Mohit Khera
The use of exogenous testosterone to treat hypogonadism in the men with a history of prostate cancer (CaP) remains controversial due to fears of cancer recurrence or progression. Due to the detrimental impact of hypogonadism on patient quality of life, recent work has examined the safety of testosterone therapy (TTh) in men with a history of CaP. In this review, we evaluate the literature with regards to the safety of TTh in men with a history of CaP. TTh results in improvements in quality of life with little evidence of biochemical recurrence or progression in men with a history of CaP, or de novo cancer in unaffected men...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055119/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-cognitive-bias-modification-to-reduce-fear-of-breast-cancer-recurrence
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Wendy G Lichtenthal, Geoffrey W Corner, Elizabeth T Slivjak, Kailey E Roberts, Yuelin Li, William Breitbart, Stephanie Lacey, Malwina Tuman, Katherine N DuHamel, Victoria S Blinder, Courtney Beard
BACKGROUND: The most common, persistent concern among survivors of breast cancer is the fear that their disease will return, yet to the authors' knowledge, few interventions targeting fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) have been developed to date. The current pilot study examined the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a home-delivered cognitive bias modification intervention to reduce FCR. The intervention, called Attention and Interpretation Modification for Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence (AIM-FBCR), targeted 2 types of cognitive biases (ie, attention and interpretation biases)...
January 5, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053950/lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-prevalence-perceptions-and-healthcare-seeking-behavior-amongst-nigerian-men
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Rufus Wale Ojewola, Ezekiel Sofela Oridota, Olanrewaju Samuel Balogun, Ezra Olatunde Ogundare, Taiwo Opeyemi Alabi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the factors influencing the healthcare-seeking behavior of men with LUTS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was performed of 658 men selected using multi-staged sampling techniques. They were interviewed about LUTS and their healthcare-seeking behavior. The data were analysed using PASW Statistics ver. 18. Associations between specific factors and healthcare-seeking behavior were examined using the chi-square and Fisher exact tests...
December 2016: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052599/fear-of-new-or-recurrent-melanoma-after-treatment-for-localised-melanoma
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Katy J L Bell, Yachna Mehta, Robin M Turner, Rachael L Morton, Mbathio Dieng, Robyn Saw, Pascale Guitera, Kirsten McCaffery, Donald Low, Marisa Jenkins, Les Irwig, Angela C Webster
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the amount of fear of new or recurrent melanoma among people treated for localised melanoma in an Australian specialist centre. METHODS: We randomly selected 400 potential participants from all those treated for localised melanoma at the Melanoma Institute Australia during 2014 (n = 902). They were asked to complete an adapted version of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory (FCRI). We calculated summary statistics for demographics, clinical variables and total FCRI and subscale scores...
January 4, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998215/psychoeducational-intervention-to-reduce-fear-of-cancer-recurrence-in-people-at-high-risk-of-developing-another-primary-melanoma-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mbathio Dieng, Phyllis N Butow, Daniel S J Costa, Rachael L Morton, Scott W Menzies, Shab Mireskandari, Stephanie Tesson, Graham J Mann, Anne E Cust, Nadine A Kasparian
Purpose People with a history of melanoma commonly report a fear of cancer recurrence (FCR), yet psychologic support is not routinely offered as part of ongoing melanoma care. This randomized controlled trial examined the efficacy of a psychoeducational intervention to reduce FCR and improve psychologic adjustment in this patient group compared with usual care. Methods The intervention comprised a newly developed psychoeducational resource and three telephone-based psychotherapeutic sessions over a 1-month period timed in accordance with dermatologic appointments...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992680/exploring-characteristics-predictors-and-consequences-of-fear-of-cancer-recurrence-among-asian-american-breast-cancer-survivors
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Kimlin Tam Ashing, Dalnim Cho, Lily Lai, Sophia Yeung, Lucy Young, Christina Yeon, Yuman Fong
OBJECTIVE: To address the fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) research gap, we used prospective data to explore FCR predictors and FCR associations with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Asian American breast cancer survivors (BCS). METHODS: A total of 208 diverse Asian American BCS completed T1 survey and 137 completed T2 survey after 1-year. RESULTS: FCR scores (range = 0-4) were 2.01 at T1 and 1.99 at T2 reflecting low-to-moderate FCR...
December 19, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981151/a-review-on-cost-effectiveness-and-cost-utility-of-psychosocial-care-in-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Femke Jansen, Valesca van Zwieten, Veerle M H Coupé, C René Leemans, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
Several psychosocial care interventions have been found effective in improving psychosocial outcomes in cancer patients. At present, there is increasingly being asked for information on the value for money of this type of intervention. This review therefore evaluates current evidence from studies investigating cost-effectiveness or cost-utility of psychosocial care in cancer patients. A systematic search was conducted in PubMed and Web of Science yielding 539 unique records, of which 11 studies were included in the study...
April 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924358/fear-of-cancer-recurrence-and-physical-well-being-among-chinese-cancer-survivors-the-role-of-conscientiousness-positive-reappraisal-and-hopelessness
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Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao, Nelson C Y Yeung, Celia C Y Wong, Krystal Warmoth, Qian Lu
PURPOSE: The degree to which conscientiousness contributes to well-being in Chinese cancer survivors and the mechanisms through which conscientiousness is associated with well-being remain unclear. Based on Lent's restorative well-being model [1], the current study tested a mediation model of the contribution of conscientiousness, positive reappraisal, and hopelessness to fear of cancer recurrence (FCR), and physical well-being in a sample of 238 Chinese cancer survivors. METHOD: Participants completed self-report questionnaires...
December 6, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910798/a-qualitative-study-of-women-who-experience-side-effects-from-human-papillomavirus-vaccination
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Tina Sørensen, Pernille Tanggaard Andersen
INTRODUCTION: In Denmark, vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) is offered to girls and women to prevent cervical cancer. Unfortunately, reporting of possible side effects from vaccination has increased in recent years. Therefore, the present study examine women's experiences of side effects from the HPV vaccine. METHODS: In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with eight HPV-vaccinated Danish women, aged 25-44 years, who experienced side effects from the vaccine...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866144/instilling-fear-makes-good-business-sense-unwarranted-hysterectomies-in-karnataka
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Teena Xavier, Akhila Vasan, S Vijayakumar
This paper uses data from two fact-finding exercises in two districts of Karnataka to trace how government and private doctors alike pushed women to undergo hysterectomies. The doctors provided grossly unscientific information to poor Dalit women to instil a fear of "cancer" in their minds to wilfully mislead them to undergo hysterectomies, following which many suffered complications and died. The paper examines a review, made by two separate panels of experts, of women's medical records from private hospitals to illustrate that a large proportion of the hysterectomies performed were medically unwarranted; that private doctors were using highly suspect diagnostic criteria, based on a single ultrasound scan, to perform the hysterectomies and had not sent even a single sample for histopathology; and that the medical records were incomplete, erroneous and, in several instances, manipulated...
October 26, 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865253/perceptions-of-patients-families-physicians-and-nurses-regarding-challenges-in-cancer-disclosure-a-descriptive-qualitative-study
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Maryam Ehsani, Fariba Taleghani, Simin Hematti, Parvaneh Abazari
PURPOSE: The findings of numerous studies have illustrated that there is still a high proportion of cancer patients in Eastern and Middle-East countries including Iran, who are not properly informed of their disease due to the concealment atmosphere which still prevails. This descriptive qualitative study is aimed at exploring perceptions of patients, patients' family members, physicians and nurses regarding cancer disclosure challenges. METHODS: Thirty-five participants (15 patients, 6 family members, 9 physicians, and 5 nurses) were selected through purposive sampling...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857253/interventions-to-manage-uncertainty-and-fear-of-recurrence-in-female-breast-cancer-survivors-a-review-of-the-literature
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Gretchen Dawson, Lydia T Madsen, Joyce E Dains
BACKGROUND: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is one of the largest unmet needs in the breast cancer survivor population. This review addresses this unmet need with the question. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to better understand potential interventions to manage FCR when caring for breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Databases used were PubMed, CINAHL®, Google Scholar, EMBASE, and Scopus. Articles published in English from 2009-2014 with female breast cancer survivors and interventions that address FCR as an endpoint or outcome measure or objectively illustrate an improvement in FCR were included...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855094/protocol-for-a-within-trial-economic-evaluation-of-a-psychoeducational-intervention-tailored-to-people-at-high-risk-of-developing-a-second-or-subsequent-melanoma
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M Dieng, A E Cust, N A Kasparian, P Butow, D S J Costa, S W Menzies, G J Mann, R L Morton
INTRODUCTION: Psychological support programmes are not currently funded for people with a history of melanoma. A major barrier to the implementation of effective psychological interventions in routine clinical care is a lack of cost-effectiveness data. This paper describes the planned economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial of a psychoeducational intervention for people with a history of melanoma who are at high risk of developing new primary disease. METHOD AND ANALYSIS: The economic evaluation is a within-trial analysis to evaluate the incremental costs and health outcomes of a psychoeducational intervention compared to usual care from the perspective of the Australian healthcare system...
October 6, 2016: BMJ Open
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