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Early detection and improved treatments for cancer have resulted in roughly 12 million survivors alive in the United States today. This growing population faces unique challenges from their disease and treatments, including risk for recurrent cancer, other chronic diseases, and persistent adverse effects on physical functioning and quality of life.(More)
Cancer survivors are often highly motivated to seek information about food choices, physical activity, and dietary supplements to improve their treatment outcomes, quality of life, and overall survival. To address these concerns, the American Cancer Society (ACS) convened a group of experts in nutrition, physical activity, and cancer survivorship to(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer treatment-related fatigue (CRF) is a common side effect of cancer treatment. A problem identified in most reviews of CRF is lack of sound approaches to measurement that are congruent with the conceptualization of CRF as a self-perceived state. The diversity of instruments available to measure fatigue and the lack of comprehensive testing(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of exercise and methylphenidate on fatigue, functional ability, and cognitive function in patients with melanoma. DESIGN Pilot study with comparison to historic controls. SETTING University-based cancer center. SAMPLE 12 patients with melanoma entered and completed the study. The mean age was 44 years. METHOD(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine the physical activity patterns of cancer survivors who identify themselves as athletes to assess how much exercise athletic patients with cancer engaged in during treatment; to determine how cancer-related fatigue (CRF) affects athletic patients' ability to exercise, and to determine common problems and patterns associated with(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To test the effects of aerobic and resistance exercise on changes in bone mineral density (BMD) in women newly diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer receiving chemotherapy. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING Two National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in metropolitan areas. SAMPLE 66 women with stage I-III(More)
INTRODUCTION Older breast cancer survivors (BCS) report more falls and functional limitations than women with no cancer history. Exercise training could reduce risk factors for future falls and disability. METHODS We conducted a randomized, controlled trial in 106 early-stage, postmenopausal BCS who were ≥50 years old at diagnosis and post-treatment.(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe the psychometric development of the Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale (SCFS). DESIGN A multiphase instrumentation study describing construct and operational definitions, informal and formal content validity, reliability, and validity analysis. SAMPLE Content validity established with 20 subjects. Reliability and validity(More)
OBJECTIVES Cancer treatment-related fatigue is a common and disruptive side effect of chemotherapy. Exercise is an intervention proposed to reduce fatigue in cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to describe the patterns of daily fatigue in women with breast cancer who did and did not exercise while receiving the first three cycles of adjuvant(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the patterns of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and vigor in patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Five studies that measured fatigue and vigor with the Profile of Mood States were used to describe the pattern of CRF and vigor during and after both types of treatment. Repeated-measures ANOVA was used to(More)