Can the provision of sexual healthcare for oncology patients be improved? A literature review of educational interventions for healthcare professionals
ConclusionsAlthough improvement in the knowledge of healthcare professionals was achieved, it was not possible to give an overall recommendation for the development of interventions due to the limited number of studies and heterogeneity of the data.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsSexual health is an important area of survivorship that is often neglected. Many oncology healthcare professionals lack training and knowledge to provide such care. More evidence-based practices are needed to improve sexual healthcare for cancer survivors. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - June 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A structural equation modeling approach to understanding pathways linking survivorship care plans to survivor-level outcomes
ConclusionThe receipt of an SCP alone is unlikely to facilitate changes in PCC, health self-efficacy, health behaviors, or physical health.Implication for Cancer SurvivorsA SCP is a single component of a larger model of survivorship care and should be accompanied by ongoing efforts that promote PCC, health self-efficacy, and changes in health behaviors resulting in improvements to physical health. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

“Katz activities of daily living disability in older cancer survivors by age, stage, and cancer type”
ConclusionsScreening for ADL impairments is needed for older cancer survivors as Katz ADL disability differs by cancer type, stage, and age with greater impairment with advanced age and stage.Implications for cancer survivorsInterventions to address ADL limitations should be considered for older cancer survivors. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Use of non-conventional medicine and lifestyle change among cancer survivors: evidence from the national VICAN survey
ConclusionThe use of NCM is not an alternative but a complementary means of coping with impaired health. Further research is now required to determine whether the use of NCM reflects a lifestyle change or whether it assists survivors rather to make behavioral changes.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsThe use of NCM should alert physicians to survivors ’ impaired quality of life. It might be useful to provide patients with NCM guidelines in order to inform their decision and to prevent unrealistic expectations. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Influence of provider recommendations to restart vaccines after childhood cancer on caregiver intention to vaccinate
AbstractPurposeWe studied the influence of oncology and primary care provider (PCP) recommendations on caregiver intentions to restart vaccines (e.g., catch-up or boosters) after cancer treatment.MethodsWe surveyed primary caregivers ages 18 or older with a child who had completed cancer treatment 3 –36 months prior (N = 145) about demographics, child ’s vaccination status, and healthcare factors (e.g., provider recommendations, barriers, preferences for vaccination). We compared these factors by caregiver’s intention to restart vaccines (“vaccine intention” vs. “no intent to vaccinate&r...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Feasibility of eccentric overloading and neuromuscular electrical stimulation to improve muscle strength and muscle mass after treatment for head and neck cancer
ConclusionsBoth interventions were found to be feasible for HNC patients after treatment. Strength training significantly improved maximal muscle strength, muscle cross-sectional area, and PROs after HNC treatment. Future research should include fully powered trials and consider the use of eccentric overloading and NMES during HNC treatment.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsEccentric- and NMES-emphasized strength training may be useful alternatives to conventional strength training after HNC treatment. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Implementing a stepwise educational approach for bridging the gap between specialty and primary care for childhood cancer survivors
ConclusionsCare providers ’ knowledge of survivorship needs of adult CCS can be increased by multiple forms of instruction. However, the dynamic learning management system was most successful at reaching a broad audience. Advertisement through local and national organizations was not as successful as anticipated. Additiona l strategies are needed to successfully engage providers, specifically primary care providers (PCPs).Implications for Cancer SurvivorsThe professional development needs of primary care  providers regarding care of adult CCS is well recognized. A dynamic learning management system may represent...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Quality of life and the negative impact of comorbidities in long-term colorectal cancer survivors: a population-based comparison
ConclusionsQuality of life among long-term CRC survivors is similar to control subjects, with the exception of worse CRC-specific QoL measures. Higher comorbidity indices were independently associated with poor QoL for both cases and controls.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsSurvivors and healthcare providers should be aware that long-term QoL is comparable to the general population; however, there is potential that digestive tract-specific issues may persist. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Beyond broadband: digital inclusion as a driver of inequities in access to rural cancer care
ConclusionsRural cancer populations do not have equal access to a cancer survivorship telemedicine intervention.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsTelemedicine interventions aimed at connecting cancer survivors with their academic medical center-based cancer providers may be ineffective if survivors do not have access to either fixed broadband or a satellite clinic. Future research needs to evaluate other sites from which rural survivors can connect, such as rural public libraries. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Body composition after allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation/total body irradiation in children and young people: a restricted systematic review
ConclusionsEarly remodelling of adipose tissue and loss of skeletal muscle are evident following HSCT + TBI for CTYA leukaemia, with extreme phenotype of overt lipodystrophy. There is some evidence for reduced muscle effectiveness.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsBody composition changes in patients after HSCT + TBI are apparent by early adult life and link with the risk of excess cardiometabolic morbidity seen in adult survivors. Interventions to improve muscle and/or adipose function, perhaps utilizing nutritional manipulation and/or targeted activity, should be investigated. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Unmet expectations in prostate cancer patients and their association with decision regret
ConclusionsUnmet expectations are common among men treated for localized prostate cancer. Involving patients in the treatment decision-making process and offering additional counseling to patients who indicate uncertainty about their decision, may help to avoid unmet expectations.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsThe current study emphasizes the need for involving prostate cancer patients in the decision-making process in order to mitigate unmet expectations. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Dutch LATER physical outcomes set for self-reported data in survivors of childhood cancer
AbstractPurposesStudies investigating self-reported long-term morbidity in childhood cancer survivors (CCS) are using heterogeneous outcome definitions, which compromises comparability and include (un)treated asymptomatic and symptomatic outcomes. We generated a Dutch LATER core set of clinically relevant physical outcomes, based on self-reported data. Clinically relevant outcomes were defined as outcomes associated with clinical symptoms or requiring medical treatment.MethodsFirst, we generated a draft outcome set based on existing questionnaires embedded in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, British Childhood Cancer Su...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - May 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Addressing the needs of cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic
(Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - April 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review
ConclusionsAmong the few studies that targeted older adults with cancer, most were activity-based programmes with half reporting improvements in QoL. Future research should focus on or include tailored nutrition components and consider appropriate behaviour change techniques to maximize potential QoL improvement.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsMore research is needed to address the research gap regarding older adults as current recommendations are derived from younger populations. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - April 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Relationship of menopausal symptoms and ovarian reserve in reproductive-aged cancer survivors
This study sought to evaluate the prevalence of menopausal symptoms in a population of reproductive-aged women remote from cancer therapy compared with a group of healthy similar-aged controls and with a cohort of late reproductive-aged (LR) controls.MethodsParticipants were assessed for symptoms of menopause, early follicular phase hormones, and ultrasound examinations. Menopausal symptoms were analyzed in exposed participants and controls usingχ2 analyses, Wilcoxon-Mann Whitney tests, and multivariable logistic regression models.ResultsOne hundred seventy cancer survivors, 135 similar-aged controls, and 71 LR control...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - April 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Online physical activity and sedentary behaviour information for cancer survivors
ConclusionsAlthough the importance of physical activity is frequently mentioned, online content on the subject lacks comprehensive, specific advice. Health advice online for cancer survivors regarding the importance of avoiding sedentary behaviour is scarce with little to no detail on how to achieve this.Implication of cancer survivorsUntil website conveners improve the comprehensiveness and specificity of the information they provide, cancer survivors may find it difficult to find, via the Internet, the advice required to properly guide and facilitate their safe participation in physical activity and avoidance of sedentar...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - April 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Breastfeeding practices among childhood cancer survivors
AbstractPurposeThis cross-sectional study compared breastfeeding outcomes among childhood cancer survivors to those of women in the general population and evaluated whether breastfeeding is adversely affected by cancer treatment or endocrine-related late effects.MethodsA self-reported survey ascertained breastfeeding practices and incorporated items from the questionnaires used in the Infant Feeding Practices Study II (IFPS II) to allow comparison with the general population. Among 710 eligible survivors, 472 (66%) responded. The participants were predominantly non-Hispanic White (84%), married (73%), and had some college ...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - April 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Long-term cervical cancer survivors on disability pension: a subgroup in need of attention from health care providers
ConclusionsOne in four LSCCs held DP which was twice the rate of the general female population. Several somatic and psychological conditions amenable to treatment were significantly associated with holding DP.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsLSCCs holding DP should check their health regularly since conditions that can be treated are common, and health care providers should be aware of this opportunity. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - April 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Physical activity barriers and resources among black women with a history of breast and endometrial cancer: a systematic review
Conclusions/implicationsFuture studies should target barriers, facilitators, and culturally adapted strategies for physical activity at all levels of influence to develop multi-level interventions to engage and improve physical activity among black women with a history of breast and endometrial cancer.Protocol registration number:CRD42018110008 (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - April 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The impact of breast cancer on physical activity from midlife to early older adulthood and predictors of change post-diagnosis
ConclusionsAge-related declines in PA were not amplified by a breast cancer diagnosis. Given the beneficial role of PA across the cancer control continuum, efforts to increase or maintain adequate PA, post-diagnosis, should be continued.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsWhile age-related physical activity declines were not amplified breast cancer diagnosis, efforts to identify breast cancer survivors at increased risk for post-diagnosis physical activity declines (or maintenance of low activity) may be a high-yield strategy to improve prognosis and quality of life. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Physical function in patients with resectable cancer of the pancreas and liver –a systematic review
Conclusions regarding the impact of rehabilitative interventions on physical function were limited due to risk of bias concerns.ConclusionsHigh-quality evidence regarding the implications of physical function in resectable pancreatic and liver cancers is lacking. Well-designed trials are required to examine physical function across the pancreatic/liver cancer continuum and to measure the impact of rehabilitation on physical function.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsAs survival rates for pancreatic and liver cancer slowly improve a greater understanding of the impact of these cancers and their treatments on physical functio...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Introduction to special section on: current topics in cancer survivorship and work
AbstractWork is a key contributor to quality of life and an important aspect of cancer survivorship. We call attention to current topics in cancer survivorship and work with 12 articles on cancer survivorship and work in this special section. The focus is on less studied diagnostic groups such as gastrointestinal cancer and prostate cancer, and on long-term effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment on work. Furthermore, studies are included on topics not generally studied including cognitive limitations and pain, the role of the employer on work outcomes among different types of cancer survivors and some countries not typi...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The impact of arm lymphedema on healthcare utilization during long-term breast cancer survivorship: a population-based cohort study
ConclusionsBC-related lymphedema appears to be an important driver of survivors ’ healthcare utilization and guideline-concordant activities to reduce its incidence and severity may be cost neutral or saving.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsEarly detection and effective management of cancer-related late effects like lymphedema may reduce survivors ’ healthcare needs in the decades that follow their cancer treatment. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Medical conditions and physical function deficits among multiple primary cancer survivors
ConclusionsDespite a similar prevalence of comorbid medical conditions, severe functional limitations were significantly more common among multiple primary survivors than single primary survivors or individuals without cancer.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsAssessment of functional status and treatment of physical deficits may be an especially critical component of care for older patients with a history of multiple cancer diagnoses. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Risk factors for cancer-related distress in colorectal cancer survivors: one year post surgery
We examined changes over time and risk factors for distress in CRC patients over the first year after surgery.MethodsWe included 212 CRC patients with data at 6 and 12  months post-surgery from the ColoCare Study in Heidelberg, Germany. Sociodemographic and lifestyle factors, social support, and health-related quality of life (HrQOL) prior to surgery were evaluated as predictors of cancer-related distress. Distress was measured with the Cancer and Treatment Distr ess instrument (CTXD). Linear regression analyses examined associations between risk factors and distress.ResultsDistress subscale scores varied significantl...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Long-term work retention after treatment for cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionAlmost three-quarters of long-term cancer survivors working at diagnosis retain work.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsThese findings are pertinent for guidelines on cancer survivorship care. Professionals could focus support on survivors most likely to have poor long-term work outcomes. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Quality of life in “chronic” cancer survivors: a meta-analysis
ConclusionQOL is significantly impacted 2 to 26  years after cancer diagnosis. More research is needed to determine possible moderators of QOL in long-term cancer survivors.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsQOL continues to be significantly impacted in long-term cancer survivorship. More research is needed to understand the impact of these findings on care needs for survivors with chronic cancer. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A telephone-based education and support intervention for Rural Breast Cancer Survivors: a randomized controlled trial comparing two implementation strategies in rural Florida
ConclusionsThe implementation strategies were equivalent.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsEnhancing support may be considered before delivering not-in-person interventions to RBCS. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Functional connectome biotypes of chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment
AbstractPurposeCancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) is a common neurotoxicity among patients with breast and other cancers. Neuroimaging studies have demonstrated measurable biomarkers of CRCI but have largely neglected the potential heterogeneity of the syndrome.MethodsWe used retrospective functional MRI data from 80 chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors to examine neurophysiologic subtypes or “biotypes” of CRCI. The breast cancer group consisted of training (N = 57) and validation (N = 23) samples.ResultsAn unsupervised clustering approach using connectomes from the t...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Systematic review of cognitive sequelae of non-central nervous system cancer and cancer therapy
ConclusionsThe occurrence of CRCI during the course of treatment in people with different types of cancer is frequent. Some risk factors have been identified, but CRCI is a complex phenomenon, with mediating factors related to cancer and treatment and moderating factors related with lifestyle and health.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsThis review highlights the importance of recognizing that this cognitive dysfunction is frequent, mild to moderate in nature but with great impact on quality of life. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Distinct trajectories of moderate to vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior following a breast cancer diagnosis: the Pathways Study
AbstractPurposeTo identify distinct trajectories of total moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior following a breast cancer diagnosis and their correlates.MethodsThe analysis examined 3000 female breast cancer survivors within Kaiser Permanente Northern California between 2006 and 2013. Self-reported time spent on total MVPA and sedentary behaviors were assessed at baseline (mean  = 1.8 months post-diagnosis) and at 6 and 24 months follow up. Trajectory groups were identified using group-based trajectory modeling and K-means for longitudinal data analysis. Trajectory gro...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - March 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Systematic review of the effectiveness of self-initiated interventions to decrease pain and sensory disturbances associated with peripheral neuropathy
ConclusionThis review identified that a number of self-management strategies that were initiated by patients, including heat, exercise, meditation, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy, may reduce self-reported PN symptoms. As the available studies were of low quality, these strategies warrant further investigation with more homogeneous samples, using more rigorously designed trials and larger samples.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsPatients experiencing PN may find a range of self-initiated strategies beneficial in reducing PN symptoms and improving quality of life. However, because of the low q...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - February 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Rates of underuse of statins among cancer survivors versus controls: NHANES 2011 –2016
Conclusions and Implications for Cancer SurvivorsMore than one-third of cancer survivors were statin-eligible but untreated under current guidelines. There is room for improvement to reduce the burden of non-cancer mortality by managing traditional cardiovascular risk factors. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Effects of dietary and physical activity interventions on generic and cancer-specific health-related quality of life, anxiety, and depression in colorectal cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsDietary intervention improved the generic and cancer-specific QoL and depression in CRC survivors.Trial registrationThe study was prospectively registered on 17 October 2012 atClinicalTrials.gov (NCT01708824).Implications for Cancer SurvivorsCRC survivors can benefit from dietary interventions in alleviating depression and improving overall  health-related QoL. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Risk for unemployment at 10  years following cancer diagnosis among very long-term survivors: a population based study
ConclusionsCancer survivors have an increased risk for long-term unemployment among very long-term survivors, mainly among patients diagnosed with CNS malignancies and lymphoma.Implications for cancer survivorsThe current study emphasizes the need for tailored intervention in order to mitigate the long-term risk of unemployment. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Communicating cardiovascular risk to high-risk cancer survivors: a mixed-methods pilot study of a statin risk communication tool
ConclusionsThe risk communication tool was acceptable. Qualitative data suggested the tool improved decisional clarity and comfort.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsPoor knowledge of CVD and statins and poor recall of CVD risk conversation suggest a need to continue to optimize conversations regarding cardiovascular risk and statin therapy. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Impact of treatment summaries for cancer survivors: a systematic review
ConclusionsThis systematic review found that TS may have a positive impact on patient understandings about and perceptions of cancer care. However, more robust research including perspectives of cancer survivors is required.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsTS could play an important role for cancer survivors especially in terms of knowledge of cancer care. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Survivorship objectives in comprehensive cancer control plans: a systematic review
ConclusionsComprehensive cancer control plans represent an important strategy that may reduce the impact of cancer and its treatment. State, territorial, and tribal coalitions can use these results to systematically focus future survivorship efforts on areas relevant to their region and population.Implications for cancer survivorsThe growing number of survivors requires broad-ranging policy strategies. Future efforts are needed to assess the implementation and impact of plan strategies to improve the overall wellness of cancer survivors. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The value of immunotherapy for survivors of stage IV non-small cell lung cancer: patient perspectives on quality of life
ConclusionsThe results of this study, which identify the specific challenges of living in limbo, where patients are able to reclaim a portion of their pre-cancer lives while continuing to wrestle with a terminal prognosis, may inform how cancer research can more effectively define and measure the QoL impacts of IO treatments. Also, they may identify approaches that the cancer community can use to support the needs of patients living in a limbo state. These experiences may not be adequately understood by the cancer community or captured by existing QoL measures, which were designed prior to the emergence of IO and without s...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Type of cancer treatment and cognitive symptoms in working cancer survivors: an 18-month follow-up study
ConclusionsThe contradictory finding that cancer patients receiving chemotherapy report fewer cognitive symptoms warrants further research.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsWorking cancer survivors may have cognitive symptom management needs irrespective of the type of cancer treatment they received. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Supporting employers to enhance the return to work of cancer survivors: development of a web-based intervention (MiLES intervention)
ConclusionsThe intervention was developed with input from employers and all relevant stakeholders in the RTW of cancer survivors. The systematic, step-wise development resulted in a succinct and easily accessible intervention targeting the most important employer actions during all RTW phases. As such, the intervention corresponds with employers ’ needs and preferences in practice.Implications for cancer survivorsBy providing employers with support, the intervention could well be the missing link in efforts to optimize the work participation of cancer survivors. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Comparison of health behaviours between cancer survivors and the general population: a cross-sectional analysis of the Lifelines cohort
AbstractPurposeTo compare the differences in lifestyle behaviours between cancer survivors (CSs) and cancer-free participants in a large and representative population-based cohort.MethodsWe included 115,257 adults from the Lifelines cohort. Cancer status was self-reported, and health behaviours were measured (e.g. body mass index [BMI]) or assessed by questionnaire (e.g. physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, sedentary behaviour and diet). The data were then categorised for logistic regression analysis, stratified and adjusted by sex and age (
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Infant feeding among women with a history of breast cancer
ConclusionsMothers who have had breast cancer and have since given birth face specific challenges to infant feeding which are compounded by limited resources and knowledge among healthcare providers. Findings of the study highlight the importance of healthcare professionals becoming more educated to provide adequate support and evidence-based information on lactation and infant feeding for women with a history of breast cancer.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsUnderstanding the experiences of women who have given birth after breast cancer can help women in similar situations know that they are not alone, identify resources,...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Cognitive problems of breast cancer survivors on proton pump inhibitors
Conclusions/implicationsPPI use may impair breast cancer survivors ’ memory, concentration, and quality of life. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Use of consumer wearable devices to promote physical activity among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors: a review of health intervention studies
ConclusionsAdditional research is needed to examine the efficacy of consumer wearable devices in promoting physical activity and weight management among cancer survivors.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsCancer survivors show an increase in physical activity when using consumer wearable activity trackers. Increased physical activity plays an important role in alleviating many adverse effects of breast cancer therapy as well as improving morbidity and mortality. Additional research such as clinical trials focused on the development of successful interventions utilizing these devices is warranted. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Women ’s Circle of Health Follow-Up Study: a population-based longitudinal study of Black breast cancer survivors in New Jersey
Conclusions and implications for cancer survivorsThis ongoing longitudinal study represents a unique resource to better understand breast cancer outcomes, patient-reported symptoms, and health-related quality of life among Black breast cancer survivors. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Correction to: influenza vaccination in caregivers of childhood cancer survivors
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake in affiliation of the 1st, 4th, and corresponding author. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Online social support among breast cancer patients: longitudinal changes to Facebook use following breast cancer diagnosis and transition off therapy
ConclusionsTaken together, our results reveal that while support is available through Facebook, support may be sporadic, characterized by limited engagement and low cost. There is also limited support available through Facebook to weather the stress of transition off cancer treatment.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsFacebook is an important feature in people ’s lives, particularly among the demographic most impacted by breast cancer. Our results suggest that social media can be useful in accessing support but should be used with caution. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Clinical trajectories, healthcare resource use, and costs of long-term hematopoietic stem cell transplantation survivors: a latent class analysis
ConclusionBased on distinct patterns of healthcare utilization following HSCT, we identified factors associated with higher resource utilization and greater healthcare related expenditures.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsEarlier identification of high-cost and high-need HSCT long-term survivors could pave the way for clinicians to offer more continuous engagement in survivorship care delivery. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Compliance with cancer screening and influenza vaccination guidelines in non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors
ConclusionNHL survivors have high compliance with USPSTF recommendations for cancer screening and immunization. Survivors who are younger or have aggressive lymphomas are less likely to meet the colorectal cancer screening guidelines. Older survivors are more likely to receive influenza vaccination.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsMeasures to further improve preventive care for NHL survivors, especially those younger in age, are necessary. (Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship)
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - January 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research