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Cancer treatment and survivorship statistics, 2016
The number of cancer survivors continues to increase because of both advances in early detection and treatment and the aging and growth of the population. For the public health community to better
Cancer treatment and survivorship statistics, 2019
TLDR
Estimating cancer prevalence in the United States using incidence and survival data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results cancer registries; vital statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics; and population projections from the US Census Bureau is presented.
Fatigue in breast cancer survivors: occurrence, correlates, and impact on quality of life.
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Characteristics of fatigued breast cancer survivors are identified that may be helpful in elucidating the mechanisms underlying fatigue in this population, as well as directing intervention efforts.
Quality of life in long-term, disease-free survivors of breast cancer: a follow-up study.
TLDR
Long-term, disease-free breast cancer survivors reported high levels of functioning and QOL many years after primary treatment, however, past systemic adjuvant treatment was associated with poorer functioning on several dimensions of QOL.
Health behaviors of cancer survivors: examining opportunities for cancer control intervention.
TLDR
This study provides benchmark approximations of the prevalence of risky health behaviors of survivors by time since diagnosis and cancer site, and may be in the best position to offer initial guidance for promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors among cancer survivors.
Life after breast cancer: understanding women's health-related quality of life and sexual functioning.
TLDR
BCS report more frequent physical and menopausal symptoms than healthy women, yet report HRQL and sexual functioning comparable to that of healthy, age-matched women.
Cancer survivors in the United States: age, health, and disability.
TLDR
The identification of long-term effects of cancer that contribute to disability and the interventions needed to ameliorate these and their consequences should become a more prominent aspect of the research agenda.
Perceptions of positive meaning and vulnerability following breast cancer: Predictors and outcomes among long-term breast cancer survivors
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Results suggest that a cancer diagnosis may lead to enduring feelings of vulnerability as well as positive changes in meaning; however, these perceptions have very different mental health correlates.
Riding the crest of the teachable moment: promoting long-term health after the diagnosis of cancer.
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With 64% of cancer patients surviving > 5 years beyond diagnosis, oncologists are challenged to expand their focus from acute care to managing the long-term health consequences of cancer.
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