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More Younger Women Getting Breast Cancer

More Younger Women Getting Breast Cancer | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
A growing number of women in the UK are being diagnosed with breast cancer before they reach the age of fifty years, says Cancer Research UK.
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The New Cancer Survivors

The New Cancer Survivors | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Extraordinary advances have turned cancer from an apparent death sentence into a manageable chronic illness for many. But what does it mean to live with a terminal disease...interminably?
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Cancer Survivorship: A New Way of Living | Cure Magazine

Cancer Survivorship: A New Way of Living | Cure Magazine | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Being diagnosed with cancer changes everything about your life. Yes, there are those few who have a simple diagnosis, breeze through treatment and then actually get back to some form of "normal" — the life they lived before they heard the words, It's cancer.
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Living with Cancer: What I Wish They’d Told Me

Living with Cancer: What I Wish They’d Told Me | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
We asked several people who are living with cancer to tell us what they wish someone had told them before they started to receive treatment.
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Extending Cancer Care Past Remission: The Importance of Cardiac Toxicity Monitoring and Awareness

Extending Cancer Care Past Remission: The Importance of Cardiac Toxicity Monitoring and Awareness | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Medical monitoring and counseling can help us track and contain many harmful effects of cancer drug-induced cardiotoxicity. Patient engagement from the very beginning, along with medically advanced testing methods, can help us surmount cardiotoxicity and better ensure that patients receive only the benefits of essential cancer treatment.
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Cancer survivors have evolving information needs

Cancer survivors have evolving information needs | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Judging by the nature and topics of their information seeking, cancer patients' information needs appear to differ depending on the type of cancer they have and where they are in their...
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Living Beyond Breast Cancer Presents Results of First Survey of Psychosocial Needs of Women with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Presents Results of First Survey of Psychosocial Needs of Women with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Living Beyond Breast Cancer -- LBBC connects people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.
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A Conversation with Kathleen Swiger about LBBC’s Survey of Women With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A Conversation with Kathleen Swiger about LBBC’s Survey of Women With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
By Chris Wilson, Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Trustee Kathleen Swiger stands by her poster in the “Psychosocial and Behavioral” section of the vast hall at the San Antonio Breast Cancer...
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Increased Risk for Depression After Breast Cancer: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study of Associated Factors in Denmark, 1998-2011

To investigate the risk for first depression, assessed as incident hospital contacts for depression and incident use of antidepressants, among women with breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer In Younger Women Conference #BCY (with images, tweets) · JBBC

European School Of Oncology, BCY2 - 2nd Breast Cancer in Young Women Conference, Dublin.
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Psychological, social, and behavioral issues for young adults with cancer - Zebrack - 2011 - Cancer - Wiley Online Library

Psychological, social, and behavioral issues for young adults with cancer - Zebrack - 2011 - Cancer - Wiley Online Library | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it

Theories of human development suggest that, although all cancer patients experience a common set of life disruptions, they experience them differently, focus on different issues, and attach different levels of importance to different aspects of the experience depending on the time in life at which they were diagnosed. During the critical developmental transition from childhood to adulthood, older adolescents and young adults in particular have typical concerns with establishing identity, developing a positive body image and sexual identity, separating from parents, increasing involvement with peers and dating, and beginning to make decisions about careers or employment, higher education, and/or family. Accordingly, cancer-related issues such as premature confrontation with mortality, changes in physical appearance, increased dependence on parents, disruptions in social life and school/employment because of treatment, loss of reproductive capacity, and health-related concerns about the future may be particularly distressing for adolescents and young adults. Psychosocial and behavioral interventions for young adult cancer patients and survivors often involve assisting these individuals in retaining or returning to function in significant social roles, such as spouse, parent, student, worker, or friend. Successful interventions will enable these young people to overcome the detrimental impact of a health crisis and strengthen the internal and external coping resources available to them. Cancer 2011;117(10 suppl):2289–94. © 2011 American Cancer Society.

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Doctors boost fitness of cancer patients using novel 'prehab' programme

Doctors boost fitness of cancer patients using novel 'prehab' programme | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Doctors in Southampton can return cancer patients to pre-treatment fitness levels within six weeks using a novel 'prehabilitation' programme.
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Depression and cancer

Depression and cancer | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Kirsten Lawson on the prevalence of depression and cancer, and the efficacy of the 'Depression Care for People with Cancer' programme.
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Weekly Round Up: It’s the End of October but NOT the End of Breast Cancer!

Weekly Round Up: It’s the End of October but NOT the End of Breast Cancer! | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to sh...
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Cancer survivors in the first year after treatment: the prevalence and correlates of unmet needs in different domains

Cancer survivors in the first year after treatment: the prevalence and correlates of unmet needs in different domains | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it

To explore cancer survivors' unmet needs in the first year after primary treatment, and to investigate the relationship between demographic, disease-related, and psychosocial characteristics and the number of unmet needs in different domains.

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Cancer Patient's Health Affected by Spouse's Mood

Cancer Patient's Health Affected by Spouse's Mood | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it

The emotional health of cancer caregivers may affect the mental health of the loved ones they are caring for, a new study suggests.

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The Cancer Experience Map: An Approach to Including the Patient Voice in Supportive Care Solutions

The Cancer Experience Map: An Approach to Including the Patient Voice in Supportive Care Solutions | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
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The perspective of the patient, also called the “patient voice”, is an essential element in materials created for cancer supportive care. Identifying that voice, however, can be a challenge for researchers and developers. A multidisciplinary team at a health information company tasked with addressing this issue created a representational model they call the “cancer experience map”. This map, designed as a tool for content developers, offers a window into the complex perspectives inside the cancer experience. Informed by actual patient quotes, the map shows common overall themes for cancer patients, concerns at key treatment points, strategies for patient engagement, and targeted behavioral goals. In this article, the team members share the process by which they created the map as well as its first use as a resource for cancer support videos. The article also addresses the broader policy implications of including the patient voice in supportive cancer content, particularly with regard to mHealth apps.

 

J Med Internet Res 2015;17(5):e132)

doi:10.2196/jmir.3652

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Living with Cancer: Am I a Warrior?

Living with Cancer: Am I a Warrior? | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
June 7 is National Cancer Survivors Day. We asked people living with cancer how they felt when they heard themselves described as “warriors” and “survivors.”
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Unlocking the emotions of cancer

Unlocking the emotions of cancer | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
A new mandate requires cancer centers to screen oncology patients for distress.
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Why do oncology outpatients who report emotional distress decline help? - PubMed - NCBI

Psychooncology. 2014 Dec 11. doi: 10.1002/pon.3729. [Epub ahead of print]
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Collateral Damage: How A Cancer Diagnosis Hurts Employment And Finances

Collateral Damage: How A Cancer Diagnosis Hurts Employment And Finances | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Employment and money concerns haunt many people with all kinds of cancer, nation-wide, during and after treatment.
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Heather Swift's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:34 PM
[FINANCIAL TOXICITY] Employment and money concerns haunt many people with all kinds of cancer, nation-wide, during and after treatment.
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First Cancer Health Literacy Tool Introduced

First Cancer Health Literacy Tool Introduced | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center researchers have developed a new tool that can accurately measure cancer health literacy...
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Responsibilities as a Cancer Patient | HealthWorks Collective

Responsibilities as a Cancer Patient | HealthWorks Collective | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
I would argue that today the passive patient, or at least the passive patient and his/her care support team, is likely to get the short end of the stick. So whose responsibility is it to make you active rather than passive, to be sort of an “impatient” rather than a “patient?” Yours!
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Cancer Patients Speak Up | HealthWorks Collective

Cancer Patients Speak Up | HealthWorks Collective | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Results of a recent survey show how the Internet, along with credible social media sites where patients connect with experts and patients, is changing the cancer doctor-patient relationship.
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OpenNotes: The results are in. GREAT news for patient engagement. | e-Patients.net

OpenNotes: The results are in. GREAT news for patient engagement. | e-Patients.net | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Regular readers know that we've long anticipated the result of the OpenNotes project. Our first post about it was in June 2010: “OpenNotes” project begins:
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Knit your way to health

Knit your way to health | Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Knitting has had a make--over. It's no longer associated with old ladies; it's become a trendy thing to own up to, with countless blogs, websites and YouTube videos devoted to the art of knit.  I r...
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