In the Utah Cancer Survivors Study, male thyroid cancer survivors had an almost 50% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than females.
Late last year, ONCOLOGY hosted a writing contest on Cancer Network, in which we asked our readers to share their personal experiences with delivering bad news. Dr. Trevor Bayliss submitted a piece about his experience as a young patient, and how that influenced his decision to become an oncologist.
In this Q&A, we discuss cancer care trends and how the management of cancer is changing as patients live longer.
A Cleveland Clinic team found patients with false-positive results subsequently become more involved in cancer screening programs.
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.