Survivorship

Childhood cancer therapy can be a double-edged sword: it often leads to a cure, but long after treatment ends, some cancer survivors are still suffering its side effects.
Surviving cancer is the start of a new journey for many individuals. Cancer survivors face a multitude of challenges, including prevention of new and recurrent cancers; interventions for illnesses secondary to cancer and its treatment; concerns related to employment, insurance, and disability; and coordination between specialists and primary care providers.
Survivors of lower gastrointestinal cancers can successfully use Internet-based patient-reported outcomes tools to report late- and long-term effects of their cancer.
As a result of differences in biology, access to care, and psychosocial and socioeconomic circumstances, adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer face distinct challenges compared with their adult counterparts.
With an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors living in the United States, there is an increased recognition of the need for continuing education of healthcare providers focused on this growing population.
The endocrine therapy landscape has evolved from tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors to CDK4/6 inhibitors and mTOR inhibitors.
At the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, Anthony L. Back, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, highlighted 4 pivotal conversations that all cancer care providers must face, offering the requisite communication skills for helping patients cope with their disease.
Linking physicians and patients is a major undertaking, but given the ubiquity of smartphone technology and the rise in app development, the healthcare industry is poised to leverage advances in communication and information exchange.
The job of the oncology medical team is to put out the fire, stop the emergency, and save the patient’s life.
Linking physicians and patients is a major undertaking, but given the ubiquity of smartphone technology and the rise in app development, the healthcare industry is poised to leverage advances in communication and information exchange.
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