At its core, fertility preservation in patients with cancer is a survivorship issue, according to Megan Solinger, MHS, MA, OPN-CG, Director of Patient Navigation at the Ulman Foundation. Read Article ›

Hot flashes, fatigue, back and joint pain, and anxiety are some of the symptoms and concerns frequently reported by early-stage breast cancer survivors, according to results from a study of 98 women with low-risk stage I/II estrogen/progesterone-positive, HER2/neu-negative cancers. These findings were presented by Jessica Schumacher, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, during the American Society of Breast Surgeons 22nd Annual Meeting. Read Article ›

Each individual can choose the way he or she reacts to the topic of death; it is a unique journey for each of us. In general, our experiences can be divided into 2 types: coming to terms with our own death and experiencing the death of others. In his newly released book, Between Life and Death: From Despair to Hope, Kashyap Patel, MD, explores both of these perspectives as he recounts the story of a terminally ill patient named Harry, who has decided to accept death with the fullest spirit and without hesitation, and who tries to prepare for his own death by learning about other patients’ experiences. Read Article ›

For most patients with early-stage testicular germ cell tumors, surgery is curative and mitigates the risk for long-term toxicities associated with chemotherapy and radiation, according to results presented by Clint Cary, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

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The incidence of sexual dysfunction in cancer survivors can be high and long lasting, but early discussion, evaluation, and treatment of sexual problems can improve sexual outcomes, reduce emotional distress, and facilitate recovery in survivors. Read Article ›

Many cancer survivors do not meet general recommendations for diet and exercise because of a multitude of common barriers, according to Erin Van Blarigan, ScD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Urology, University of California, San Francisco. Read Article ›

Because of the novel mechanisms of action of immunotherapies, extended treatment period, and unique toxicities, cancer treatment with immunotherapy warrants special consideration from a survivorship standpoint, suggested Katy K. Tsai, MD, Clinical Instructor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), at the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium. Read Article ›

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