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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924677/fear-of-progression-in-cancer-patients-and-survivors
#1
Andreas Dinkel, Peter Herschbach
Fear of progression (or fear of recurrence) is an appropriate, adequate response to the real threat of cancer. However, elevated levels of fear of progression can become dysfunctional, affecting well-being, quality of life, and social functioning. Research has shown that fear of progression is one of the most frequent distress symptoms of patients with cancer. As a clear consensus concerning clinically relevant states of fear of progression is still lacking, it is difficult to provide a valid estimate of the rate of cancer patients who clearly suffer from fear of progression...
2018: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903742/can-you-un-ring-the-bell-a-qualitative-study-of-how-affect-influences-cancer-screening-decisions
#2
S Michelle Driedger, Gary Annable, Melissa Brouwers, Donna Turner, Ryan Maier
BACKGROUND: The belief that early detection is the best protection against cancer underlies cancer screening. Emerging research now suggests harms associated with early detection may sometimes outweigh the benefits. Governments, cancer agencies, and organizations that publish screening guidelines have found it is difficult to "un-ring the bell" on the message that "early detection is your best protection" because of its widespread communication and enduring resonance. This study explores affective factors-and their interplay with relevant analytical factors-in public/laypersons' decision making about cancer screening...
September 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875275/decision-making-for-the-management-of-cystic-lesions-of-the-pancreas-how-satisfied-are-patients-with-surgery
#3
Priya M Puri, Ammara A Watkins, Tara S Kent, Laura Maggino, Jenna Gates Jeganathan, Mark P Callery, Jeffrey A Drebin, Charles M Vollmer
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to understand patients' perspectives and satisfaction with choosing surgery for the treatment of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). METHODS: A 62-question survey was administered to 113 patients who had a resection for a PCL by 12 surgeons at two pancreatic specialty centers (2004-2016). Patients' final diagnoses and perioperative outcomes were correlated to the survey's results using univariate analysis. RESULTS: Fear of cancer was quite or extremely important in most respondents' decision to have surgery (95...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840760/validation-of-the-english-and-mandarin-versions-of-the-fear-of-cancer-recurrence-inventory-in-an-asian-population
#4
Jianlin Liu, Rathi Mahendran, Shi Min Chua, Kevin Fy Lam, Haikel A Lim, Sangita Kuparasundram, Yiong Huak Chan, Sébastian Simard, Ee Heok Kua, Konstadina Griva
The Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory has shown adequate psychometric properties to assess for fear of cancer recurrence among cancer survivors. However, the use of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory in Asia is limited due to the paucity of validation studies. Participants include 331 cancer survivors who completed the English and newly developed Mandarin versions of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory. The results revealed that both versions of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory demonstrated satisfactory internal reliability, test-retest reliability, convergent validity, and concurrent validity...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758378/fear-of-cancer-recurrence-and-its-predictors-among-cervical-cancer-survivors
#5
Jitti Hanprasertpong, Alan Geater, Ingporn Jiamset, Laaong Padungkul, Phongchawee Hirunkajonpan, Nartya Songhong
OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in cervical cancer survivors (CCSs) and investigate the relationship of FCR with demographic and medical characteristics, level of quality of life (QOL), and psychological distress. We also aimed to determine the predictors of FCR. METHODS: The short version of the Fear of Progression Questionnaire (FoP-Q-SF), the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cervical (FACT-Cx) questionnaire were administered to 699 CCSs who had complete treatment at Songklanagarind Hospital between 2006 and 2016...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757302/-i-ve-just-never-gotten-around-to-doing-it-men-s-approaches-to-managing-brca-related-cancer-risks
#6
Emily A Rauscher, Marleah Dean
OBJECTIVE: To examine men's approaches to managing BRCA-related cancer risks. METHODS: 25 Qualitative interviews were conducted with men who are at risk for BRCA-related cancers. Thematic analysis was conducted using the constant comparison. RESULTS: Qualitative analysis revealed two different approaches for how men managed their BRCA-related cancer risks. Men were engaged when: (1) initially seeking information, (2) uptake of genetic testing, and (3) population screening procedures...
July 23, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755462/exploring-the-screening-capacity-of-the-fear-of-cancer-recurrence-inventory-short-form-for-clinical-levels-of-fear-of-cancer-recurrence
#7
Joanna E Fardell, Georden Jones, Allan Ben Smith, Sophie Lebel, Belinda Thewes, Daniel Costa, Kerry Tiller, Sébastien Simard, Andrea Feldstain, Sara Beattie, Megan McCallum, Phyllis Butow
OBJECTIVE: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is a common concern among cancer survivors. Identifying survivors with clinically significant FCR requires validated screening measures and clinical cut-offs. We evaluated the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory-Short Form (FCRI-SF) clinical cut-off in 2 samples. METHODS: Level of FCR in study 1 participants (from an Australian randomized controlled trial: ConquerFear) was compared with FCRI-SF scores. Based on a biopsychosocial interview, clinicians rated participants as having nonclinical, subclinical, or clinical FCR...
July 28, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727897/the-course-of-fear-of-cancer-recurrence-different-patterns-by-age-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Daniëlle E J Starreveld, Sabine E Markovitz, Gerard van Breukelen, Madelon L Peters
OBJECTIVE: To examine the time course and predictors of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in breast cancer survivors over a period of 18 months after initial surgery. METHODS: Breast cancer patients (n = 267) were followed until 18 months after primary breast surgery. Shortly after surgery, participants completed the Life Orientation Test-Revised to measure optimism and the Concerns about Recurrence Scale to measure FCR. Mixed regression analysis was performed with age, optimism, marital status, education, type of surgery, with or without lymphectomy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, or radiotherapy, time since surgery, and all interactions with time as predictors of FCR...
July 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723231/fear-of-cancer-recurrence-in-an-era-of-personalized-medicine
#9
Belinda Thewes, Olga Husson, Hanneke Poort, Jose A E Custers, Phyllis N Butow, Sue-Anne McLachlan, Judith B Prins
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July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720267/a-systematic-review-of-the-supportive-care-needs-of-people-living-with-and-beyond-cancer-of-the-colon-and-or-rectum
#10
REVIEW
Grigorios Kotronoulas, Constantina Papadopoulou, Kathryn Burns-Cunningham, Mhairi Simpson, Roma Maguire
PURPOSE: Gaining a clear understanding of the health needs and concerns of people with cancer of the colon and/or rectum can help identify ways to offer a comprehensive care package. Our aim was to systematically assess the relevant literature and synthesise current available evidence. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA Statement guidelines. Five electronic databases were searched to identify studies employing qualitative and/or quantitative methods...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680954/qualitatively-comparing-the-support-needs-of-people-with-cancer-based-on-their-history-of-anxiety-depression
#11
Emma M Richardson, Jennifer L Scott, Natalie Schüz, Kristy Sanderson, Benjamin Schüz
INTRODUCTION: Research rarely considers the origin or history of a cancer patient's anxiety and/or depression, instead assuming that these illnesses are related to the cancer experience. The aim of this study was to compare differences in the support needs of people who have experienced anxiety/depression as part of the cancer experience and people who have not, as well as between people who have experienced episodic anxiety/depression and people who have experienced long-term anxiety/depression...
2017: Oncology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665813/current-directions-in-research-and-treatment-of-fear-of-cancer-recurrence
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Louise Sharpe, Belinda Thewes, Phyllis Butow
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: An expert meeting in Ottawa in 2015 galvanized efforts to answer key questions relevant to the understanding and management of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). The aim of this review is to summarize key developments. RECENT FINDINGS: A consensus on the definition of FCR has helped to further research in this area. There have been a number of theories put forward to account for the development of FCR, all of which share key components. Importantly, a number of important trials have been published that confirm both brief and more intensive interventions can successfully treat FCR...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620703/epidemiology-and-biology-of-physical-activity-and-cancer-recurrence
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REVIEW
Christine M Friedenreich, Eileen Shaw, Heather K Neilson, Darren R Brenner
Physical activity is emerging from epidemiologic research as a lifestyle factor that may improve survival from colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers. However, there is considerably less evidence relating physical activity to cancer recurrence and the biologic mechanisms underlying this association remain unclear. Cancer patients are surviving longer than ever before, and fear of cancer recurrence is an important concern. Herein, we provide an overview of the current epidemiologic evidence relating physical activity to cancer recurrence...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614532/patient-concerns-inventory-for-head-and-neck-cancer-brazilian-cultural-adaptation
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Ivy Jungerman, Julia Toyota, Neyller Patriota Montoni, Elma Heitmann Mares Azevedo, Renata Ligia Vieira Guedes, Aline Damascena, Derek Lowe, José Guilherme Vartanian, Simon N Rogers, Luiz Paulo Kowalski
Objective: The purpose of this study was to translate, culturally validate and evaluate the Patients Concerns Inventory - Head and Neck (PCI-H&N) in a consecutive series of Brazilian patients. Method: This study included adult patients treated for upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancer. The translation and cultural adaptation of the PCI-H&N followed internationally accepted guidelines and included a pretest sample of patients that completed the first Brazilian Portuguese version of the PCI...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554373/the-relationship-between-cancer-patient-s-fear-of-recurrence-and-chemotherapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Yuan Yang, Yunhong Wen, Carolyn Bedi, Gerry Humphris
OBJECTIVE: The study aim was to provide an overview of the current evidence available on the link between chemotherapy (CTX) and fear of cancer recurrence (FoR). METHODS: PubMED, Medline, Embase, PsycINFO and Web of Science databases were searched to identify relevant studies. Two authors independently selected and assessed the studies regarding eligibility criteria. Meta-analysis of suitable studies was conducted, and quality rated. RESULTS: Forty eligible studies were included in the systematic review and twenty-nine of them were included in further meta-analysis...
July 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544085/e-tc-development-and-pilot-testing-of-a-web-based-intervention-to-reduce-anxiety-and-depression-in-survivors-of-testicular-cancer
#16
L E Heiniger, A B Smith, I Olver, P Grimison, B Klein, A Wootten, J-A M Abbott, M A Price, M McJannett, B Tran, M R Stockler, H Gurney, P N Butow
e-TC is an online intervention designed to address common psychosocial concerns of testicular cancer survivors. It aims to reduce anxiety, depression and fear of cancer recurrence by providing evidence-based information and psychological intervention. This paper details the development and pilot testing of e-TC. During pilot testing, 25 men (with varying psychological profiles) who had completed treatment for testicular cancer, 6 months to 5 years ago (which had not recurred), used e-TC over a 10-week period and provided quantitative and qualitative feedback on the feasibility and acceptability of the programme...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537818/adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-with-cancer-perceptions-of-care
#17
Kayla N LaRosa, Marilyn Stern, Jennifer Bleck, Courtney Lynn, Janella Hudson, Damon R Reed, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Kristine A Donovan
BACKGROUND: Adolescent and young adults with cancer (AYACs) face unique medical, psychosocial, and supportive care needs. The purpose of this study was to identify AYACs perceptions and expectations of cancer care services on and off treatment. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 23 AYACs aged 19-38 years (13 on and 10 off treatment), who were receiving care at a comprehensive cancer center. Verbatim transcripts were created from audiotaped interviews and hand coded using inductive content analysis methodology...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528350/prevalence-and-impact-of-severe-fatigue-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-patients-in-comparison-with-population-based-controls
#18
Hanneke Poort, Suzanne E J Kaal, Hans Knoop, Rosemarie Jansen, Judith B Prins, Eveliene Manten-Horst, Petra Servaes, Olga Husson, Winette T A van der Graaf
PURPOSE: The current study determined the prevalence of severe fatigue in adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients (aged 18-35 years at diagnosis) consulting a multidisciplinary AYA team in comparison with gender- and age-matched population-based controls. In addition, impact of severe fatigue on quality of life and correlates of fatigue severity were examined. METHODS: AYAs with cancer (n = 83) completed questionnaires including the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS-fatigue), Quality of Life (QoL)-Cancer Survivor, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (reflecting psychological distress), and the Cancer Worry Scale (reflecting fear of cancer recurrence or progression)...
September 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511605/-it-was-all-intertwined-illness-representations-and-self-management-in-patients-with-cancer-and-anxiety-depression
#19
Emma M Richardson, Jennifer L Scott, Natalie Schüz, Kristy Sanderson, Benjamin Schüz
OBJECTIVE: Cancer and anxiety/depression frequently co-occur, leading to poorer outcomes for these illnesses. However, the majority of existing research investigates how participants view single illnesses alone. This study aimed to explore the content of individuals' multimorbid representations and how these relate to their coping behaviours and self-management strategies for cancer and anxiety/depression. DESIGN: A semi-structured qualitative research design with theoretical thematic analysis...
September 2017: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486650/factors-influencing-the-decision-to-attend-screening-for-cancer-in-the-uk-a-meta-ethnography-of-qualitative-research
#20
B Young, L Bedford, D Kendrick, K Vedhara, J F R Robertson, R das Nair
Background: This review aimed to better understand experiences of being invited to cancer screening and associated decision-making. Methods: Qualitative evidence explaining UK cancer screening attendance decisions was systematically identified. Data were extracted and meta-ethnography used to identify shared themes, synthesize findings and generate higher level interpretations. Results: Thirty-four studies met inclusion criteria. They related to uptake of breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate, ovarian and lung cancer screening...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Public Health
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