Addressing Fertility Issues in Patients with Breast Cancer

Chase Doyle

December 2015, Vol 6, No 11 - Survivorship

Fertility and early menopause after cancer can pose challenging emotional and medical issues for patients and their clinicians. Survivors who become infertile because of their cancer treatment are at an increased risk for emotional distress and are often affected by unresolved grief and depression, according to Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. [ Read More ]

Revised Survivorship Care Plan Template Reduces Time and Resource Commitments

Charles Bankhead

May 2015, Vol 6, No 4 - Survivorship

A revised survivorship care plan template addresses obstacles that have limited the use of survivorship plans in clinical practice, suggested an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) expert panel headed by Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing and Director of Survivorship Care, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [ Read More ]

Survivorship Care Plan Use Lagging

Rosemary Frei, MSc

May 2014, Vol 5, No 4 - Survivorship

Cancer centers are ramping up their efforts to create survivorship care plans (SCPs) for all of their patients. However, according to a new survey conducted in 2013, they still have far to go before January 1, 2015, when the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation requirement of creating SCPs for all patients comes into effect (Birken SA, et al. J Cancer Educ. 2014 April 6. Epub ahead of print) [ Read More ]

Including Caregivers in the Care of Patients with Cancer Improves Quality of Life

Alice Goodman

September 2013, Vol 4, No 7 - Survivorship

Washington, DC—Real-life experience translated into a research interest for Fedricker D. Barber, RN, MSN, of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. At the 38th Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society, Ms Barber presented a poster about the relationships between adult cancer survivors’ and caregivers’ social support, self-efficacy for physical activity, and quality-of-life (QOL) issues.

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