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Estimating the health and economic burden of cancer among those diagnosed as adolescents and young adults.
TLDR
It is demonstrated that surviving cancer at this age is associated with a substantial economic burden, and multifaceted prevention strategies may be effective ways to improve the economic outcomes associated with cancer survivorship in this population.
Potential benefits of treatment summaries for survivors' health and information needs: results from a LIVESTRONG survey.
TLDR
Treatment summaries were associated with a variety of positive outcomes; however, only approximately one third of PTCSs received one, and possible solutions for improving access to a TS are included.
For Working-Age Cancer Survivors, Medical Debt And Bankruptcy Create Financial Hardships.
TLDR
Cancer survivors who were younger, had lower incomes, and had public health insurance were more likely to go into debt or file for bankruptcy, compared to those who were older, had higher incomes and had private insurance, respectively.
Population-Level Trends in Posttreatment Cancer Survivors’ Concerns and Associated Receipt of Care: Results from the 2006 and 2010 LIVESTRONG Surveys
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Female survivors, younger survivors, those who received more intensive treatment, and survivors without health insurance often reported a higher burden of posttreatment concerns though were less likely to have received posttreatment care.
Correlates of Positive Health Behaviors in Cancer Survivors: Results from the 2010 LIVESTRONG Survey
TLDR
Results suggest that knowledge about how to prevent cancer and benefit finding after cancer are related to positive health behaviors broadly, whereas better patient–provider communication is associated with positive cancer screening and health care utilization but not healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Using New Media to Reach Hispanic/Latino Cancer Survivors
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This campaign, one of the first undertaken by a national cancer-related organization, led to increased awareness and utilization of resources, including a 238% increase in traffic over traditional marketing campaigns which focused on radio alone.
Prevalence of perceived cognitive dysfunction in survivors of a wide range of cancers: results from the 2010 LIVESTRONG survey
TLDR
The findings contribute to a growing appreciation of the high prevalence of perceived cognitive dysfunction in survivors of a wide range of cancer types and the potential interactive effect of concurrent symptoms of depression.
What Do People Affected by Cancer Think About Electronic Health Information Exchange? Results From the 2010 LIVESTRONG Electronic Health Information Exchange Survey and the 2008 Health Information
TLDR
The data suggest that the EHIE needs among those touched by cancer may be greater than in the general population, particularly important because people affected by cancer are among those who access the health care system most frequently and who have the most at stake.
Associations between adjuvant endocrine therapy and onset of physical and emotional concerns among breast cancer survivors
TLDR
Breast cancer survivors who received AET were at risk of developing a variety of physical and emotional concerns, many of which persisted after treatment, and the importance of developing individualized, supportive resources for breast cancer survivors is suggested.
Cancer Survivors' Use of Fertility Preservation.
TLDR
Examination of adolescent/young adult cancer survivors' use of and costs for fertility preservation (FP) over time points to other areas for research in women's health, including the development of educational interventions with patients and providers to reduce gender disparities in FP.
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