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Psychosocial Screening Should Be Part of Breast Cancer Survivorship

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By: Mridula George, MD From: medpagetoday.com Breast centers need referral processes and programs for those with depressive symptoms With early breast cancer diagnosis and effective treatments, the proportion of breast cancer survivors has increased over the last decade. A large percentage of survivors, especially younger patients, continue to struggle with depression, fatigue, insomnia, and vasomotor symptoms that impair quality of …

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Fear of recurrence ‘almost universal’ among cancer survivors

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By: Jennifer Byrne From: healio.com For individuals who have survived cancer and endured its treatment, the threat of recurrence may never entirely fade away. For some survivors, living with this uncertainty can become a source of unbearable, paralyzing fear. “It’s important to understand that the fear of cancer recurrence is almost universal among cancer survivors,” Tara Sanft, MD, a medical …

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Rare Patient Voice: Study Opportunity for Breast Cancer Survivors Who Have Not Gone Through Menopause

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Study Details: 15 min Web-Assisted Phone Interview Compensation $25 Now accepting Residents from ALL Countries!! * Companies have finally realized the REAL EXPERTS are the Patients and Caregivers! * Better products, services, and treatments, Start with Better Research. They need YOUR input and are willing to pay $100 an hour for it! Signup Today and let YOUR Voice be heard! …

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More targeted cancer prevention and early detection strategies needed in breast cancer survivorship

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Source: American Cancer Society From: eurekalert.org A new study finds breast cancer survivors in general have higher risk of new cancer diagnosis compared to healthy individuals. The article, which appears in CANCER, states that compared to the general population in the United States, the risk of new cancer diagnoses among survivors was 20% higher for those with hormone receptor (HR) …

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Breast Cancer Survivors’ Fear of Cancer Returning Linked to Genomic Test Results, Psychological Factors

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From: nyu.edu Modifiable Factors Such as Anxiety and Emotional Response to Cancer Are Strongest Predictors of Fear Breast cancer survivors with a higher risk of cancer recurrence based on genomic testing may experience greater fear of their cancer returning, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. However, psychological factors such as anxiety …

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‘Lost in Transition’ After Breast Cancer

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By: Colleen Moretti From: curetoday.com With more than 4 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., survivorship care and understanding what happens to patients after surviving is of the utmost importance. An expert explains some side effects survivors may experience and treatments to help. The time after cancer treatment for survivors can sometimes be considered “lost in transition” since patients …

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5 Psychosocial Factors to Discuss With Breast Cancer Survivors

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By: Steve Fiorillo From: cancertherapyadvisor.com Patients with breast cancer have a greater chance of survival now than in decades past. Per data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2001 and 2016 had a 5-year survival rate of 89%.¹ As diagnostic testing is finding breast cancer earlier, and new …

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Mindfulness-Based Intervention May Improve QOL in Patients with Breast Cancer

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By: Hannah Slater From: cancernetwork.com According to researchers, mindfulness-based intervention may have a positive effect on subjective measures of cognitive impairment in breast cancer survivors. Mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) may activate functional brain changes in networks related to attention and may have a positive effect on subjective measures of cognitive impairment in survivors of breast cancer, according to findings published in …

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Physical exercise is associated with survival among breast cancer survivors, new Roswell Park study finds

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From: wivb.com New Roswell Park Cancer Institute research shows that physical exercise is associated with extended survival among breast cancer survivors. The study, which was led by Rikki Cannioto, PhD, EdD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control at Roswell Park, showed that among people with high-risk breast cancer, those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous levels of …

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New study examines breast cancer survivors’ experiences managing cancer and work

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By: Allison Perry, University of Kentucky From: medicalxpress.com A new study by University of Kentucky researchers examines breast cancer survivors’ experiences with communicating with their oncology team about employment and work issues. Published in the Journal of Cancer Education, the study leaders conducted 24 qualitative interviews with Kentucky breast cancer survivors who were working 30 hours per week or more …