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Gynaecological cancer leads to long-term sick leave and permanently reduced working ability years after diagnosis

Abstract Purpose The aim of the study was to investigate overall patterns in labour market affiliation, risk for permanently reduced work ability and prevalence of long-term sickness absence among women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer. ...

Breast cancer survivors living with chronic neuropathic pain show improved brain health following mindfulness-based stress reduction: a preliminary diffusion tensor imaging study

Abstract Purpose The present study explores the benefits of an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program to white matter integrity among breast cancer survivors experiencing chronic neuropathic pain (CNP). Methods...

Exercise intervention for post-treatment colorectal cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Purpose This study aimed to explore the effects of exercise on post-treatment colorectal cancer survivors through a systematic review and meta-analysis as the current information is limited and controversial. Methods ...

Anxiety and depression after diagnosis of high-risk primary cutaneous melanoma: a 4-year longitudinal study

Abstract Purpose To quantify the prevalence of anxiety or depression (overall; melanoma-related) among people with high-risk primary melanoma, their related use of mental health services and medications, and factors associated with persistent new-onset symptoms across 4 years post-diagnosis....

Unmet information needs predict anxiety in early survivorship in young women with breast cancer

Abstract Purpose To examine variations in anxiety and longitudinal associations between unmet supportive care needs and elevated anxiety in young women (< 50 years) within 13 months of their breast cancer diagnosis. Methods ...

The use of survivorship care plans by female racial and ethnic minority breast cancer survivors: a systematic review

Abstract Purpose Racial/ethnic breast cancer survivorship disparities persist as minority breast cancer survivors (MBCSs) report fragmentation in survivorship care, namely in the access and delivery of survivorship care plans (SCPs). To better understand care coordination of MCBS, this review...

The experience of outdoor physical activity for skin cancer survivors: understanding the importance of the built and natural environments

Abstract Purpose Cancer patients are encouraged to do more physical activity (PA). Exercising in outdoor settings, however, may expose people to UV radiation, which is the main risk factor of melanoma. This study aimed to understand how melanoma diagnoses affect people’s perception of the...

Looking under the hood of “the Cadillac of cancers:” radioactive iodine-related craniofacial side effects among patients with thyroid cancer

Abstract Purpose Despite having a generally favorable prognosis, differentiated thyroid cancer is known to have a significant, long-term impact on the quality of life of survivors. We wished to investigate short- and long-term effects among thyroid cancer survivors following radioactive iodine...

Can the provision of sexual healthcare for oncology patients be improved? A literature review of educational interventions for healthcare professionals

Abstract Purpose Sexual health is an important quality-of-life concern for cancer patients and survivors, but a difficult discussion topic for patients and healthcare professionals. The most important barriers causing healthcare professionals to avoid the topic are lack of education and lack...

A structural equation modeling approach to understanding pathways linking survivorship care plans to survivor-level outcomes

Abstract Purpose Several high-profile organizations have mandated the delivery of survivorship care plans (SCPs) despite mixed evidence regarding the effectiveness of SCPs on key survivor-level outcomes. There is a need to understand the types of survivor-level outcomes the SCPs are likely...

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