TY - JOUR. T1 - Follow-Up Care Provider Preferences of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors. AU - Ramsay, Joemy M.. AU - Mann, Karely. AU - Kaul, Sapna. AU - Zamora, Eduardo R.. AU - Smits-Seemann, Rochelle R.. AU - Kirchhoff, Anne C.. PY - 2018/4/1. Y1 - 2018/4/1. N2 - Purpose: To explore the experiences and perspectives of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors regarding patient-provider relationships and their preferences surrounding type of healthcare provider for follow-up care. Methods: We recruited AYA cancer survivors who were diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 39 using the Utah Cancer Registry. Twenty-eight survivors participated in six focus groups held between March and May of 2015 in Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah. This analysis focuses on how survivors preferences about type of healthcare provider may influence their transition into, and utilization of, follow-up care. Results: On average, survivors were 6.3 (standard deviation = 1.7) years from their ...
PURPOSE The adolescent and young adult (AYA) population is a growing group of survivors, exceeding more than 600,000, at high risk for late effects of cancer-directed therapy. While many guidelines exist for cancer survivorship care, choosing which to use for an AYA cancer survivor is challenging, yet vital, to ensure comprehensive follow-up care. METHODS Survivorship care plans (SCPs), including treatment summaries (TS) and follow-up care plans, were created for three clinical vignettes (acute lymphoblastic leukemia, osteosarcoma, and Hodgkin lymphoma). Four sets of guidelines were used, including the Childrens Oncology Group Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines (COG LTFU), National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for Age- Related Recommendations: AYA Oncology (NCCN-AYA), NCCN Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer by Site (NCCN-Site), and NCCN Guidelines for Supportive Care: Survivorship (NCCN-Survivorship) and NCCN supplemental cancer screening guidelines. The follow-up care plans were
article{2d3a7820-f71c-43cc-a69d-6bdbf9d43e9d, abstract = {,p,The survival rate after childhood cancer has improved markedly and today more than 80% of patients will survive. Many childhood cancer survivors suffer from late complications due to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), treated with cranial radiotherapy, are at a particularly high risk of having endocrine complications. Purpose To illuminate childhood ALL survivors experiences of a long-term follow-up in an endocrine clinic. Method Data collection carried out using semi-structured focus-group interviews. Fifteen ALL survivors were included in the study, divided into 4 groups. Data was analysed with conventional qualitative content analysis. Results The survivors experiences were captured in the theme: "The need for understanding and support in order to manage daily life". An understanding of their situation, as well as support for managing daily life was fundamental. Lack of understanding ...
OBJECTIVES:We aimed to determine cancer-related medical care costs for long term survivors of colorectal cancer.METHODS:The SEER-Medicare database was used to measure lifetime cancer-attributable costs of care for those with colorectal cancer surviving at least 5 yr versus age- and gender-matched controls. Costs were directly estimated, stratified by age at diagnosis and stage at diagnosis, for years 6â€"11 after diagnosis and then modeled to estimate lifetime costs. Cost differences between cancer cases and controls were compared to expected costs based on published guidelines for postcancer surveillance.RESULTS:Lifetime medical costs for long term survivors (future years not discounted) were up to $19,516 higher than control costs, and were highest for younger age groups and those with early-stage disease. Excess costs for cancer survivors exceeded expected surveillance costs by $2,223â€"8,822 for years 6â€"10 from the date of initial diagnosis.CONCLUSIONS:Cancer-attributable medical ...
Obesity is an epidemic and the majority of breast cancer survivors are overweight or obese. The American Cancer Society has called for weight loss treatment to be standard of care for overweight women with breast cancer. During therapy women with breast cancer often gain weight and lose lean muscle mass. Overweight breast cancer survivors are more likely to have their cancer come back. The reason why overweight breast cancer survivors are more likely to re-occur has not been well studied, but changes in how insulin works may contribute. Overweight survivors are also at risk for the other chronic diseases associated with obesity. Fortunately, weight losses of as little as 5-7% of baseline body weight can improve risk of chronic disease. An effective behaviorally-based, lifestyle intervention delivered via the internet has been developed at the University of Vermont. This successful intervention has not been tested among breast cancer survivors. Given that women tend to lose muscle mass during ...
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Whereas adult survivors of childhood cancer from the CCSS report more symptoms of psychological distress compared with siblings, both groups report better psychological adjustment than that of population norms. Survivors report poorer HRQOL in physical and social but not in mental health domains compared with siblings. Compared with U.S. population norms, survivors have increased risk of poor HRQOL in physical and social domains, with the largest effect size in vitality. Compared with population norms, siblings fare better in physical function and general health, and both survivors and siblings report better mental health than does the general population, as well as high levels of current life satisfaction. Except for CNS tumor survivors, both groups also expect high life satisfaction in 5 years. Our findings add to information from previous CCSS estimates of health status (24) and chronic disease (27). Despite their increased risk for poor health status, and the fact that ,70% of childhood ...
The number of cancer survivors in the western world is steadily increasing [1]. This is owing in part to high incidence rates, and in part to advancements in detection and treatment which have led to improved survival outcomes. In Australia, survivors experience some of the highest survival rates in the world. The majority of those diagnosed (67%) now have a good chance of surviving for the next 5 years relative to their peers without a cancer history [2]. While increases in survival are duly welcomed, many survivors will suffer from adverse side effects well beyond the treatment phase, including fatigue, reduced physical functioning, premature aging, and mood disturbances [3, 4]. These issues have a significant and lasting impact on quality of life [5-7]. In addition, cancer survivors are at an increased risk of morbidity and premature death from cancer and non-cancer causes compared to age matched controls [8]. As such, cancer is increasingly recognised as a chronic disease, and cancer ...
Survivors of the 10 most common cancers diagnosed in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are at considerably higher risk for diseases.
EAST MEADOW, NY -Eisenhower Park was filled with the laughter of more than 700 pediatric cancer survivors and family members who gathered for the inaugural Les Nelkin Pediatric Cancer Survivors Day hosted by Cohen Childrens Medical Center (CCMC) of New York. They cheered as the events keynote speaker, New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich talked about his own successful battle with Ewings sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.. When he was diagnosed at age 21 before starting his senior year at Boston College, Mr. Herzlich was told that he would not be able to play football again -- and may never run again. "I decided that I wasnt going to let cancer beat me," Mr. Herzlich told fellow survivors. His dream of playing football pushed him to not just be a survivor, but to "be a thriver." A three-year cancer survivor who won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in February during his rookie season, he encouraged attendees to "fulfill your dreams.". The event, made possible by the support of Ruth ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The body image and relationships scale. T2 - Development and validation of a measure of body image in female breast cancer survivors. AU - Hormes, Julia M.. AU - Lytle, Leslie A.. AU - Gross, Cynthia R.. AU - Ahmed, Rehana L.. AU - Troxel, Andrea B.. AU - Schmitz, Kathryn H.. PY - 2008/3/10. Y1 - 2008/3/10. N2 - Purpose: A self-report measure of body image in female breast cancer survivors, the Body Image and Relationships Scale (BIRS), was developed to address attitudes about appearance, health, physical strength, sexuality, relationships, and social functioning following treatment. Methods: The 32-item measure, generated by expert consensus and revised based on focus group feedback, was administered to 95 female breast cancer participants twice within 1 to 2 weeks. Test-retest reliability, internal consistency, and validity of the measure were assessed using standard-scale construction techniques. The structure of the proposed measure was evaluated using exploratory factor ...
Background Partnership for Health-2 (PFH-2) is a web-based version of Partnership for Health, an evidence-based smoking cessation intervention for childhood cancer survivors. This paper describes the...
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PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:. I. To evaluate the ability of peer navigation (PN) to improve understanding of survivorship care planning (SCP) at 6 months.. II. To promote adherence to the SCP schedule of follow-up examinations at 12 months.. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:. I. To evaluate the effect of PN on change from baseline in medical efficacy, preparedness for life as new survivor, and physical and health related QOL at 6 months.. OUTLINE: PNs are trained on medical issues and resources, and SCP. Participants are then randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.. ARM I: Participants receive 4 PN sessions tailored to their needs followed by a 6 month booster session and American Cancer Society (ACS) materials.. ARM II: Participants receive ACS materials.. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 6 and 12 months. ...
Purpose To compare the probability of a first live birth, age at time of birth, and time between diagnosis/referent date and birth between childhood and adolescent cancer survivors and an age-matched comparison group. Materials and Methods A total of 1,206 survivors was included in the study, together with 2,412 age-matched individuals from the general population. A Cox proportional hazards model was used to investigate first live birth after diagnosis/referent date. Data were stratified by sex, age at diagnosis, and diagnostic era (ie, diagnosis before 1988 v in 1988 or later). Results Overall, the probability of having a first live birth (hazard ratio [HR]) was significantly lower; men had lower HRs than women (HR, 0.65 v 0.79). There were no significant differences in the probability of having a first live birth among women diagnosed during adolescence (HR, 0.89), but the HR was lower among women with childhood cancers (HR, 0.47). Among male survivors, the situation was the opposite; men ...
Well, although I am not exactly a long term survivor (TT 2009) I can speak to the EBR aspect. I actually had no lymph node involvement but my tumor had been large-ish and was not totally encapsulated. It had adhered to my trachea and though the surgeon scraped what he could, the docs told me that my RAI dose was unlikely to effectively penetrate the tissue of the trachea so EBR was recommended. I sought about five second opinions and ended up getting it done (fall 2009). Not an easy thing to do but I can tell you that two years later my neck is totally clear. The radiation oncologist focused on my trachea but also included a pattern to cover the lymph nodes for good measure. My beam pattern was all below the jawline - above it you start to have potential issues with salivary glands but it can be done. I have had no long term ill effects thus far - oddly enough it is sort of a distant memory. Radiation to the head requires a mask that attaches to the table to ensure you remain in position. ...
Children born to survivors of childhood cancer do not appear to have an increased risk of birth defects. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.. Cancer treatment can have a range of reproductive effects. Treatment may result in a loss or reduction of fertility in men and women, and treatments that damage the uterus-such as radiation to the pelvis-may increase a womans risk of miscarriage or pre-term delivery. Studies of birth defects among children conceived after a parents cancer treatment have generally been reassuring, but not all of the studies considered the type and dose of treatment received by the parent.. To explore further the risk of birth defects among children born to cancer survivors, researchers evaluated information from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). The childhood cancer survivors had been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21. Information was available about almost 4,700 children born to these survivors. The children had been born ...
Mesothelioma survivor. Mesothelioma survivor experience. An article by a mesothelioma survivor. Experience of a mesothelioma survivor.
Women who survive breast cancer may have an increased risk for osteoporosis. Theyre living longer, which is a risk factor in bone density, and chemotherapy also may have a negative effect on bone.
PURPOSE: Long-term cancer survivors may develop psychological late effects. The aim of the present study was to determine prevalence of high level of stress in testicular cancer survivors (TCS) compared with the general population and prevalence of high level of stress among TCS stratified by type of treatment (surveillance, bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin (BEP), or abdominal radiotherapy (RT)).. METHODS: In this large, nationwide and population-based, cross-sectional study, a total of 2252 TCS filled in a questionnaire between 2014-2016 covering psychological stress (Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)), sociodemographic factors, and physical health variables. Results were compared with a reference population. The reference population consisted of 61,927 men without prior or present cancer and sampled at random from the central population. High level of stress was defined as a PSS score ≥ 16, equivalent to the highest scoring quintile in the reference population. Logistic regression models ...
Patricia Ganz, MD, Director of Cancer Prevention and Control Research at the Jonsson Cancer Center of UCLA, and collaborators Apple and Sage Bionetworks, recently announced the launch of "Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness after Breast Cancer," a patient-centered mobile application (app) that empowers women to be partners in the research process by tracking their symptoms and successes.. Share the Journey was developed by UCLAs Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Penn Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Sage Bionetworks, and it is available for download now at the iTunes App Store. The app is an interactive research study that aims to understand why some breast cancer survivors recover faster than others, why their symptoms vary over time, and what can be done to improve symptoms.. App Collects and Tracks Symptoms. Share the Journey marries science and technology by using surveys and sensor data on the iPhone to collect and track fatigue, mood and cognitive changes, sleep ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Radiation-related new primary solid cancers in the childhood cancer survivor study. T2 - Comparative radiation dose response and modification of treatment effects. AU - Inskip, Peter D.. AU - Sigurdson, Alice J.. AU - Veiga, Lene. AU - Bhatti, Parveen. AU - Ronckers, Cécile. AU - Rajaraman, Preetha. AU - Boukheris, Houda. AU - Stovall, Marilyn. AU - Smith, Susan. AU - Hammond, Sue. AU - Henderson, Tara O.. AU - Watt, Tanya C.. AU - Mertens, Ann C.. AU - Leisenring, Wendy. AU - Stratton, Kayla. AU - Whitton, John. AU - Donaldson, Sarah S.. AU - Armstrong, Gregory T.. AU - Robison, Leslie L.. AU - Neglia, Joseph P.. PY - 2016/3/15. Y1 - 2016/3/15. N2 - Objectives The majority of childhood cancer patients now achieve long-term survival, but the treatments that cured their malignancy often put them at risk of adverse health outcomes years later. New cancers are among the most serious of these late effects. The aims of this review are to compare and contrast radiation dose-response ...
In young male cancer survivors with low testosterone levels, testosterone replacement therapy is associated with an improvement in body composition, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Richard ...
After surgery in Los Angeles and seven weeks of radiation at St. Louis Childrens Hospital, Elizabeth recovers from the removal of a baseball sized cancerous tumor in her brain. Because of her radiation treatments, Elizabeth experiences late effects. Her grades dropped, and she experienced difficulty completing assignments. Because of her dedicated tutors, Elizabeth is learning how to overcome her learning difficulties.. ...
Objectives: The primary objectives were (1) to estimate the prevalence of meeting physical activity (PA) guidelines among ovarian cancer survivors in the post-treatment period and (2) to identify the determinants of meeting PA guidelines in this study population. The secondary objective was to explore the association between PA and patient reported outcomes (PROs), specifically health-related quality of life (HRQOL), anxiety and depression symptoms. Methods: The Lifestyle Habits and the PRognosis of Ovarian Cancer in Quebec (HPROQ) Study is a prospective cohort study that was conducted in Montreal (2015-2018). For this thesis, a cross-sectional study was conducted on the baseline cohort. 112 ovarian cancer survivors were interviewed 6 months after treatment completion. Modified Poisson regression was used to estimate the prevalence ratio (PRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) to describe the association between patient characteristics and the prevalence of meeting PA guidelines. Multivariable ...
Washington, 25 October 2006 By Lisa Pickoff-White People who were cured of cancer as children have unusually high rates of heart disease, second cancers, infertility, damaged joints, learning disabilities, and other problems later in life, according to a new study of more than 10,000 survivors. The most severe disabilities occurred in those who survived Hodgkins disease or cancers of the bones or central nervous system, and their incidence increased over time. Almost 80 percent of children and teenagers who have cancer now survive for at least five years or are cured completely. Currently, there are about 0,000 long-term childhood cancer survivors in the United States. Although the study -- published in the Oct. 12 New England Journal of Medicine -- did not include anyone who started treatment after 1986, many of the medications are the same and radiation is still widely used to treat some cancers. A number of National Academies reports deal with surviving cancer. Childhood Cancer Survivorship: ...
The number of cancer survivors is increasing. Knowledge gaps exist regarding the health of survivors and their use of services, particularly survivors with long-term effects of the disease and treatment, including late effects. This PhD study comprised (i) a systematic review of health service utilisation by cancer survivors; (ii) a population-based comparative survey of the health status and service utilisation of cancer survivors and a matched General Practice population; (iii) an overview of reviews of late effects; (iv) a comparative analysis of cancer survivors with self-reported late effects and survivors without late effects in terms of their health status and services utilisation patterns and; (v) a qualitative study of the narrative of cancer survivors with late • effects. The health service utilisation review identified that increasing age was associated with less care and increased hospitalisations. Improved care receipt was dependent on type and frequency of physician contact which ...
The guideline was developed in response to the need for guidance on how best to care for the growing number of head and neck cancer survivors who potentially face both acute and chronic disability, write the authors. Head and neck cancer survivors should be provided with timely and appropriate support and referral to address physical, psychosocial, and practical effects after treatment. The guideline is the fourth in a series of cancer survivorship care guidelines from the American Cancer Society to provide primary care and other clinicians who care for cancer survivors with clinical follow-up care recommendations on how to provide comprehensive cancer survivorship care to adult posttreatment cancer survivors as they transition from treatment to long-term survivorship, with a goal of improving care and health and quality of life of cancer survivors. The American Cancer Society has survivorship guidelines to address the cancer survivorship care needs of survivors of prostate, colorectal, and ...
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a common and distressing symptom of cancer and/or cancer treatment that persists for years after treatment completion in approximately one third of cancer survivors. Exercise is beneficial for the management of CRF, and general exercise guidelines for cancer survivors are available. There are multiple potential pathways by which exercise improves CRF, and cancer survivors with CRF are diverse with respect to cancer type, treatments and experienced side effects. While the general exercise guidelines are likely sufficient for most cancer survivors, tailoring of exercise interventions may be more effective in those with persistent fatigue. The primary aim of this research is to investigate the effect of a traditional vs. tailored exercise intervention on CRF severity in cancer survivors with persistent CRF. Cancer survivors (≥ 3 months and ≤ 5 years since primary treatment) who score ≤ 34 on the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy Fatigue Scale (FACIT-F)
BACKGROUND: Reorganisation of clinical follow-up care in England was proposed by the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI), based on cancer type and treatment, ranging from Level 1 (supported self-management) to Level 3 (consultant-led care). The objective of this study was to provide an investigation of the risks of serious adverse health-outcomes associated with NCSI Levels of clinical care using a large population-based cohort of childhood cancer survivors. METHODS: The British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (BCCSS) was used to investigate risks of specific causes of death, subsequent primary neoplasms (SPNs) and non-fatal non-neoplastic outcomes by NCSI Level. RESULTS: Cumulative (excess) risks of specified adverse outcomes by 45 years from diagnosis among non-leukaemic survivors assigned to NCSI Levels 1, 2 and 3 were for: SPNs-5% (two-fold expected), 14% (four-fold expected) and 21% (eight-fold expected); non-neoplastic death-2% (two-fold expected), 4% (three-fold expected) and 8% (seven
Physical activity and other healthy behaviors can hasten recovery from the immediate side effects of cancer treatment, prevent long-term effects, and may reduce the risk of recurrence and increase sur-vival, says a first-ever report by the American Cancer Society (ACS) that tracks the growing population of cancer survivors in the United States. Developed in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, the report estimates that there are 13.7 million cancer survivors alive in the United States today. The number will grow to almost 18 million by 2022. The 3 most common cancers among male survivors are prostate cancer (43%), colon and rectal cancer (9%), and melanoma skin cancer (7%). The 3 most common cancers among female survivors are breast cancer (41%), uterine cancer (8%), and colon and rectal cancer (8%). Those percentages are expected to stay roughly the same through 2022.. The report also finds that 45% of cancer survivors are 70 years old or older, and only 5% are younger than 40. The ...
Nearly, one-fifth of childhood cancer survivors (CCSs) smoke cigars. provision of eight weeks of NRT. The participant initiated treatment enables the participant to contact the QL at their comfort, but contains the same six phone classes and provision of 14 days of NRT. Both groups will receive two follow-up phone calls at 8 weeks and 1 year after enrollment to assess their smoking status. The primary outcome measure is cotinine-validated self-reported smoking abstinence at 1-year follow-up. Results from this study will provide the first evidence about the efficacy of intensive QL cessation intervention in this high risk population. Such evidence can lead as well to the dissemination of this intervention to other medically compromised Crassicauline A IC50 populations. INTRODUCTION There are approximately 270,000 adult survivors of childhood cancer in the US [1]. In 2000, the National Cancer Institute estimated that there were approximately 10 million cancer survivors (adult and child survivors) ...
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A cancer survivor is a person with cancer of any type who is still living. Whether a person becomes a survivor at the time of diagnosis or after completing treatment, whether people who are actively dying are considered survivors, and whether healthy friends and family members of the cancer patient are also considered survivors, varies from group to group. Some people who have been diagnosed with cancer reject the term survivor or disagree with some definitions of it. How many people are cancer survivors depends on the definition used. Currently nearly 65% of adults diagnosed with cancer in the developed world are expected to live at least five years after the cancer is discovered. In the U.S. for example, about 11 million Americans alive today-one in 30 people-are either currently undergoing treatment for cancer or have done so in the past. Many cancer survivors describe the process of living with and beating cancer as a life-changing experience. It is not uncommon for survivors to use the ...
Breast cancer survivors, especially those treated with chemotherapy, are likely to gain weight at a higher rate than women who are cancer-free, says a new research. Data from earlier studies suggest that breast cancer survivors who gain weight may have a higher risk of having their cancer return, researchers said. "Our study suggests that chemotherapy may be one of the factors contributing to weight gain among survivors," said Kala Visvanathan, associate professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US.. The results of the study that involved 303 breast cancer survivors and 307 cancer-free women appeared online in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The researchers found that over the course of four years, survivors gained significantly more weight - 3.6 pounds (1.6 kg) on average - than cancer-free women.. Among 180 survivors diagnosed with cancer during the last five years of the study period, 37 (21 percent) gained at least 11 ...
Prostate cancer support requires a special kind of understanding, especially for the newly-diagnosed. YANA gives total support to the whole family. We know, because we are prostate cancer survivors.
Prostate cancer support requires a special kind of understanding, especially for the newly-diagnosed. YANA gives total support to the whole family. We know, because we are prostate cancer survivors.
Prostate cancer support requires a special kind of understanding, especially for the newly-diagnosed. YANA gives total support to the whole family. We know, because we are prostate cancer survivors.
The 3 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States are likely to die from something other than cancer, thanks to early detection, effective treatment and the diseases slow progression.
New guidelines have been developed for clinical follow-up care for prostate cancer survivors. Issues addressed include health promotion, surveillance for recurrence, and new primaries.
My name is Gerald White and I am a kidney cancer patient. It is a characteristic of the disease that, no matter what progress is made, I shall always live under this modern day sword of Damocles. Now, almost 5 years down the road from initial discovery, I am referred to as a long term survivor. This would not seem to offer much encouragement to the short term survivors. Therefore, we must get every RCC patient into the long term survivor category without delay. I would like to submit my experience and present outlook to this group in support of the sincere belief that survival is, indeed, possible. I should like at the onset to claim what I believe may be a record. My RCC tumor weighed in at a healthy 20 pounds. I have heard others claim that there have been bigger ones but, so far, no firm documentation. Since I have always endeavored to be a high achiever this was, of course, quite pleasing. I knew the operation was not going to be like removing an ingrown toenail. A day or so later upon ...
A brain tumour survivor from Sussex is working with a charity to help others with a video diary answering people’s questions about the condition.
In an analysis of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Henderson et al found that childhood survivors of sarcoma and leukemia with no history of chest radiotherapy were at an increased risk of breast cancer.. Increased Risk. The study included data from 3,768 female childhood cancer survivors without a history of chest radiotherapy. At a median follow-up of 25.5 years (range = 8-39 years), 47 women developed breast cancer (41 invasive, 6 ductal carcinoma in situ) at a median age of 38.0 years (range = 22-47 years) and at a median of 24.0 years (range = 10-34 years) from diagnosis of primary cancer.. Overall, the standardized incidence ratio (SIR) for breast cancer vs the general population was 4.0 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 3.0-5.3). Risk was highest among sarcoma (SIR = 5.3, 95% CI = 3.6-7.8) and leukemia (SIR = 4.1, 95% CI = 2.4-6.9) survivors; no other primary cancer diagnosis was associated with a significantly increased risk. The cumulative ...
People treated for cancer when they were children have a higher-than-average risk of gastrointestinal problems "" some mild, some quite severe "" in the years following treatment, according to a study to be presented at the 42nd Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) in Boston on Sunday, Oct. 24. Investigators at Dana-Farber/Childrens Hospital Cancer Center and their colleagues say their findings suggest that childhood cancer survivors and their physicians should be especially aware of the increased likelihood of gastrointestinal troubles and factor them into plans for monitoring survivors health.. "Current treatments have dramatically increased survival rates for children with cancer, but we know that many cancer therapies "" including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy "" can cause significant gastrointestinal [GI] complications for patients," says the studys senior author, Lisa Diller, MD, director of the Perini Family Survivors Center at Dana-Farber. "Little ...
The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS), funded by the National Cancer Institute, was launched in 1993. The current review involved 1,426 survivors and 384 healthy siblings, including patients treated for brain or central nervous system tumors, leukemia, or lymphoma when they were 20 years of age or younger.. Participants completed several validated tests to evaluate memory, organization, task efficiency, and emotional regulation-all indicators of neurocognitive functioning, as well as answering questionnaires within a three-year period, designed to measure fatigue, sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and overall vitality. Results were then compared with those of their healthy siblings.. More than 20% of the survivors had neurocognitive problems, with a two-fold greater risk of memory problems among those with sleep problems, daytime sleepiness, and decreased vitality. Patients taking antidepressants were especially prone to cognitive problems, the study found, with a 70% higher risk of memory ...
In this study, we examined anxiety and depression in a large epidemiological sample of cancer survivors of working-age. The findings of this study show that among working-age cancer survivors, about 40% reported elevated levels of anxiety and 20% elevated levels of depression. Anxiety and depression rates of survivors diagnosed 1-2 years or 3-4 years prior to the survey did not differ statistically significant from those of patients diagnosed 5-6 years prior to the survey. These findings are similar to another cross-sectional population-based study in breast cancer survivors (mean age 62 years), who also found no differences in anxiety and depression with regard to time since diagnosis [11]. However, to investigate the course and possible stability of anxiety and depression after diagnosis longitudinal studies on cancer survivors at working-age are necessary.. Depression scores in our sample were statistically significantly lower and anxiety scores were significantly higher than in the general ...
Increasing the testosterone levels of female cancer survivors using testosterone cream did not improve their libido more than a placebo, according to a randomized controlled clinical trial in the May 2 Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
For breast cancer survivors, the risk of giving birth prematurely, and for other health concerns for their newborns, may depend on the type of breast cancer they had, according to a study from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.
Diagnostic imaging is an essential component of follow-up care for pediatric cancer survivors. However, it carries the risk of causing radiation-induced seco...
Diagnostic imaging is an essential component of follow-up care for pediatric cancer survivors. However, it carries the risk of causing radiation-induced seco...