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The CCSS-NAQ potentially can be used to: (1) directly assess adult childhood cancer survivors’ self-reported health-related needs, (2) identify individuals or subgroups with higher-level needs, (3) inform prevention and direct intervention strategies, and (4) facilitate prioritization of...
Many breast cancer survivors experience a decline in physical functioning in the year following their cancer diagnosis. While the majority of patients recover in the year after treatment is completed, individuals who experience a persistent decline in physical functioning without recovery are at...
Cancer survivors who have completed therapy should ask their providers for treatment summaries and written follow-up instructions, and discuss with them how their cancer and therapy impact their future health care.
Collaborative research within these settings can improve the quality of care for cancer survivors within and beyond integrated health care delivery systems.
Facing Forward can help survivors meet the challenges of the reentry period.
For breast cancer survivors, maintaining regular physical activity and a healthy diet are important to enhancing health and well-being over the long-term. More research is needed to identify the best ways of supporting survivors to make and maintain these lifestyle changes.
As lymphedema may develop many years after breast cancer surgery, the ULL-27 may offer greater content validity for use in survivorship research.
Engaging in healthy behaviors can play a significant role in enhancing health outcomes and quality of life of breast cancer survivors. More research is needed to better understand racial differences in obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption in order to develop effective, culturally appropriate...
Survivors of childhood cancer are more likely to be prescribed psychoactive medication than their sibling counterparts, though use of such medication does not appear to normalize quality of life. Survivors are encouraged to consider additional interventions, including psychosocial support and...
Breast cancer survivors at risk for lymphedema may benefit from interventions aimed at achieving or maintaining a healthy body weight.
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