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These findings underscore the need for a universally accepted definition of cancer survivorship, and support a model for delivering care to cancer survivors that is a blend of the disease-specific and comprehensive survivorship programs.
The implications to cancer survivors and their spouses of these results is that the employment of survivor spouses, especially of wives, is somewhat reshaped by cancer in the medium to long run. However, there is little or no effect on aggregate hours worked by spouses who were employed at...
The results of this study have implications for cancer survivors, for health care providers, for the development of strategies to address participation barriers, and for future research on understanding optimal use of wellness centers.
Behavioral interventions addressing lifestyle factors, including sun safety behaviors, among adolescent survivors of childhood cancer should be integrated into long-term care to reduce the risk for secondary malignancies and diseases.
The results provide a heightened opportunity to use patient data not only to assist in medical treatment planning but also to prepare patients, who have advanced disease and an already reduced expected lifespan, with an opportunity to deal with the psychosocial aspects of the dying process.
To increase equity and effectiveness in communication and cancer care, Internet access, functions, and technology literacy are important factors to be considered.
Cancer survivors may benefit from learning about the experience and challenges faced by the eight LIVESTRONG Centers of Excellence in developing programs and models for cancer survivorship care, and these findings may inform patient and caregiver efforts to seek, evaluate, and advocate for...
Differences in survivors’ short-term preventive care did not lead to worse long-term preventive care. The number of physician visits, particularly PCP visits, are important factors associated with appropriate care. Implications for Cancer Survivors PCP involvement in prostate cancer patients’...
While Internet-based services will not meet all the needs of cancer survivors, this methodology represents an important modality for augmenting onsite clinical services as a method for meeting psycho-educational, information, and resource needs of cancer survivors.
Achieving a reasonable response rate in this population is possible, but requires extensive resources.
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