Tag: survivorship

Physiological Evidence of "Cancer Brain" Found

Using PET/CT scans, researchers looked at the brain function of 128 breast cancer patients. The study aimed to show that PET/CT is a useful tool to measure the presence of chemo brain…

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New Guidelines on Palliative Care Released

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on palliative care for cancer patients…

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Fertility Sparing Surgery Recommended by Study

A study of 240 patients with ovarian cancer concluded that young women with early stage disease be provided the option of fertility sparing surgery, rather than aggressive debulking…

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Taxane Therapy Does Not Affect Pregnancy

A small retrospective study of women receiving taxane therapy for breast or ovarian cancer while pregnancy showed no statistically significant outcomes in maternal or fetal health…

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Ovarian Cancer Patients with Robust Support Networks Live Longer

According to a study of 186 women with ovarian cancer, women with high levels of emotional support lived longer than women without them…

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Study Shows Yoga May Help Ovarian Cancer Survivors

A study of 219 ovarian cancer survivors showed that those who did “regular exercise and yoga had higher scores in physical functioning, fewer limitations with physical and emotional health, less pain, and more vitality than survivors who…

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New Study on BRCA Mutation in Women with Ovarian Cancer

A new study of 1,001 women with ovarian cancer found that 14% of them carried a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. However, 44% of those women did not have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer…

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Cancer Survivors Need Long Term Care

A new article explores the long term effects of cancer care, and the unique needs of survivors. With 18 million cancer survivors expected to be alive in the United States by 2022, this follow up care is important…

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