Here, we review the barriers to adherence, including those unique to childhood cancer survivors, and the rationale for distribution of a survivorship care plan. We also discuss advantages and potential limitations of delivering survivorship care plans via web-based platforms, and describe the unique features of one of these platforms, Passport for Care.
The needs and challenges of cancer survivors and their family members do not vanish once treatment has been completed, although their follow-up care is often not addressed sufficiently.
This article includes a succinct review of current research into exercise in the cancer setting and a discussion of the American College of Sports Medicine exercise recommendations for cancer survivors. Common acute, long-term, and late effects of cancer and its treatment are also described in the context of ways in which these side effects impact the ability to exercise.
Survivors of childhood cancer are less likely than the general population to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a study.
Opioid prescriptions were significantly higher among cancer survivors compared with controls, even years after attaining survivorship.
Use of a psychological intervention—Conquer Fear—significantly reduced fear of cancer recurrence in cancer survivors in the first 6 months after treatment.
Significant improvements in treatment protocols have reduced the incidence of serious chronic late health effects in survivors of childhood cancer treatment.
Female survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia were at risk for neurocognitive impairment and were more susceptible to the effects of sleep disturbance and fatigue compared with their male counterparts.
Younger cancer survivors experience worse survival outcomes following a second primary cancer diagnosis than their older counterparts, according to a recent study.
In this interview we discuss a study that found that survivors of thyroid cancer diagnosed with the disease at a young age had an increased risk of late effects from therapy.