Breast cancer survivors who are minorities or medically underserved appear to experience a benefit in health-related quality of life after taking part in a community-based physical activity program.
Several factors among cancer survivors, such as rural residence, low income, and low education were found to be independently associated with a higher risk of developing new-onset cardiovascular disease.
Survivorship incorporated into primary cancer care may be more cost effective and lead to better clinical and patient-reported outcomes in patients with breast cancer and other malignancies.
Young-adult cancer survivors who met criteria for being prefrail and frail were more likely to experience a cognitive decline compared with those considered to be nonfrail.
Specific resources needed for survivors of cancer to effectively cope during the first year after treatment were limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, causing survivors to self-cope with known mechanisms.
Researchers suggested these findings support “continued access to opioid medications for cancer survivors who may benefit from such therapy.”
The platform was launched to provide cancer survivors live and on-demand workouts specifically geared towards survivors all types of cancers.
Researchers found that breast cancer survivors who were prescribed adjuvant endocrine therapy and regularly performed moderate physical activity reported better health-related quality-of-life.
Jennifer M. Yeh, PhD, spoke about study findings which indicated that instituting annual breast cancer screening with MRI at ages 25 to 30 years may reduce breast cancer mortality by 50% or more in survivors of childhood cancer.
Using acupuncture to help manage pain associated with cancer treatment, may offer additional tools to help manage function and quality of life in survivors, according to Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE.