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In Focus: Fitness Professionals Can Help Breast-cancer Survivors Live Longer, Healthier Lives

In Focus: Fitness Professionals Can Help Breast-cancer Survivors Live Longer, Healthier Lives | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
While an estimated one out of every eight women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives, improved treatment protocols are helping more women survive—and thrive—this all-too-common disease.
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Surveys of oncologists reveal that time constraints or uncertainty regarding the accuracy or appropriateness of offering certain lifestyle and behavioral recommendations often prevent them from discussing the importance of exercise with their patients (Jones et al., 2005). Therefore, cancer survivors may be considered optimal candidates for exercise and lifestyle counseling and intervention. In addition, many medical professionals are eager to refer their patients to competent fitness professionals. As a fitness professional, you can help survivors make the most of their “teachable moment,” when they are most likely to follow instructions and do their best to make healthy lifestyle choices.

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You’re not alone, 21 inspirational cancer survivors share tips for life beyond breast cancer

You’re not alone, 21 inspirational cancer survivors share tips for life beyond breast cancer | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it

My friend, fellow breast cancer survivor Gai Comans, has just released a new guide called “Survivor Secrets – Empower Your Life”. And, alongside some other names which will be familiar to you, I am honored to be one of the 21 inspirational survivors interviewed.  

 

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Janne M. Rodsten's curator insight, March 3, 8:04 AM

....I am interested in interviewing women who were pregnant when diagnosed with breast cancer for my doctoral study....

 

Want to know more?  Contact me at janne3.rodsten@uwe.ac.uk 

#pregnantwithcancer

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Tweet from @chris1mcb

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Screening for both physical & psychological impairments needs to be an integral part of cancer care. #StriveForBetter pic.twitter.com/QSdFHQGk5t
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BMJ Blogs: The BMJ » Blog Archive » Amy Price: Patients doing research for themselves

BMJ Blogs: The BMJ » Blog Archive » Amy Price: Patients doing research for themselves | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
Patient rights and empowerment movements have grown exponentially over the last decade. Shared data movements and clinical decision making may employ slogans like having a voice, nothing about me, without me, and give me my damn data, all these expressions share the language of loss and blame.
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Deborah Fenlon's curator insight, October 16, 5:00 AM

Report reveals possible links between weight and physical activity in surviving breast cancer.

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Cancer can take serious toll on emotions as well as body

Cancer can take serious toll on emotions as well as body | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
German researchers interviewed more than 2,100 cancer patients and found that, in the four weeks before the interview, almost 1 in 3 experienced a clinically significant level of depression, anxiety or other mental health problem, including adjustment and mood disorders and substance abuse. Mental health troubles varied by type of cancer, with breast cancer and head and neck cancer patients being the most likely to suffer them, and pancreatic and stomach cancer patients being the least likely. The percentage of breast cancer patients in the study who had received a psychological or emotional diagnosis. The percentage of pancreatic cancer patients who were diagnosed with a mental health problem, making it the cancer least associated with the issue.
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‘Angelina Effect’ Did Not Lead to Inappropriate Genetic Test... : Oncology Times

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Oncology Massage: a valuable resource for patients | Oncology News Australia | Australia's Specialist Oncology News Portal

Oncology Massage: a valuable resource for patients | Oncology News Australia | Australia's Specialist Oncology News Portal | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
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A novel way to get patients to eat their fruits and vegetables Have them grow their own

A novel way to get patients to eat their fruits and vegetables Have them grow their own | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
A novel program helps patients with cancer eat better by helping them grow their own fruits and vegetables.
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What's Making Survivorship Care Planning So Difficult to Incorporate?

Despite the Institutes of Medicine having recommended in its 2005 From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition report that survivorship care plans be written for every cancer patient, and despite the Commission on Cancer (CoC) having decided in 2012 to require all accredited cancer centers to prepare survivorship care plans for all cancer patients at the completion of treatment, the latest data find that implementing survivorship care planning is not getting done.

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My Treatment Is Over: Now What? - Cancer Today

My Treatment Is Over: Now What? - Cancer Today | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it

Many people are shocked to discover that the days, weeks and even months after cancer treatment is over can be more challenging than the treatment itself. Of course, the physical insults lessen, and we gradually regain energy and, in cases where treatment involves some types of chemotherapy, hair. The emotional fallout, however, persists long after surgery, radiation or chemotherapy.

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Engagement with a Social Networking Intervention for Cancer-Related Distress

Engagement with a Social Networking Intervention for Cancer-Related Distress | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it

Understanding patterns and predictors of engagement could improve the efficacy of Internet interventions.

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5 Fertility-Saving Options for Women Facing Cancer Treatment - The Breast Doc

5 Fertility-Saving Options for Women Facing Cancer Treatment - The Breast Doc | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
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Physical and Mental Health Among Cancer Survivors: Considerations for Long-Term Care and Quality of Life

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Posters 22nd October - 2014 - Psycho-Oncology - Wiley Online Library

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eUpdate Article for Cancer Survivors, Cancer Caregivers and Cancer Medical Professionals

eUpdate Article for Cancer Survivors, Cancer Caregivers and Cancer Medical Professionals | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
Coping with Cancer provides resources for cancer survivors, cancer caregivers, and cancer medical professionals. Articles and stories are presented in a warm and friendly, easy-to-use format, and provides information by specific cancer type, general knowledge about living with cancer, and wellness and inspirational topics. The resource guides are the most complete listings found anywhere. The Coping media team is constantly adding relevant articles and trustworthy resources.
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Post-treatment health education program improves quality of life for breast cancer patients, Australia

Post-treatment health education program improves quality of life for breast cancer patients, Australia | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
A study by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) health researchers in collaboration with The Wesley Hospital Kim Walters Choices Program has found that women treated for breast cancer...
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WSJ: “Researchers are asking patients to help design clinical trials.” | e-Patients.net

WSJ: “Researchers are asking patients to help design clinical trials.” | e-Patients.net | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
I could smack myself for not noticing this earlier, but it happened while I was at the ESMO conference (the "European ASCO" cancer conference) in Madrid last
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Traditional and Rasch psychometric analyses of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) questionnaire in shorter-term cancer survivors 15months post-diagnosis

Traditional and Rasch psychometric analyses of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) questionnaire in shorter-term cancer survivors 15months post-diagnosis | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
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Helping breast cancer patients make choices about reconstruction

Helping breast cancer patients make choices about reconstruction | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
Information plus patient preferences can help in sorting through reconstruction options, according to plastic and reconstructive surgeryDecision analysis techniques can help surgeons and...
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People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but trial shows a possible way forward.
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Do more for depressed cancer patients – study

Do more for depressed cancer patients – study | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
Three-quarters do not get treatment, say researchers, as 'spectacular' results from new therapy hailed
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Clinical Oncology News - Second Cancer: For Many, It’s the Price of Survival

Clinical Oncology News - Second Cancer: For Many, It’s the Price of Survival | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it

It’s one of the cruel truths about cancer: The price of survival comes with an increased risk for a second cancer. Although this has been known for decades, what’s changed is that oncologists and primary care doctors are seeing a significant upsurge in patients with second cancers as survivors age—a “rising tide of second cancers,” according to one National Cancer Institute (NCI) investigator.

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STAR Program Survivor Video- Can Cancer Rehabilitation Help Me? - YouTube

Patient educational video about the STAR Program for cancer rehabilitation
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Cancer-Related Disclosure Among Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: A Qualitative Study | Abstract

Cancer-Related Disclosure Among Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: A Qualitative Study | Abstract | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it

Grounded theory and thematic content analysis guided analyses, with an inductive data-driven approach. Three themes and eight subthemes emerged: “it depends” decision-making processes (don't ask/don't tell, shared experience, relationship potential), perceptions of others' responses (perceived apprehension, positive responses), and methods of disclosure (verbal, written, behavioral). No thematic differences were found by gender or age, although females reported greater frequency of disclosures.

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Supporting Cancer Patients in Illness Management: Usability Evaluation of a Mobile App

Supporting Cancer Patients in Illness Management: Usability Evaluation of a Mobile App | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
Supporting Cancer Patients in Illness Management: Usability Evaluation of a Mobile App
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Survivors demand a fair deal from financial services

Survivors demand a fair deal from financial services | Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer | Scoop.it
Companies should no longer be allowed to deny mortgage or insurance services to cancer survivors without explanation or a transparent risk assessment, say patient advocates.
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