Screening Saves: Know Your Options And Talk to Your DoctorMarch 21st 2017
On March 21, at 9 PM EST, the #CureConnect tweetchat will be focusing on screening and prevention. Sharyn Worrall, Patient Education Manager for FightCRC will be comoderating on this topic, which is especially important for colorectal cancer.
Cachexia: A Tool to Identify It Earlier May Improve SurvivalNovember 9th 2016
Recent development of a tool to detect early signs of cachexia, characterized by muscle loss, anorexia and weakness, in patients with cancer may help with early diagnosis, leading to better prognosis and quality of life.
Survivors Not More Likely to Engage in Healthy Lifestyle BehaviorsSeptember 6th 2016
Cancer survivors are not more likely than the general population to fully engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors. Interventions to increase physical activity and smoking cessation programs are needed.
Adherence to Diet and Activity Guidelines Means Substantial Reduction in Cancer RiskJune 26th 2016
Researchers from the University of Arizona in Tucson and the American Cancer Society conducted a systematic literature review to examine associations between adherence to established cancer prevention guidelines and overall cancer incidence and mortality.
Buddy System: Why Dyadic Exercise May Make Sense for Survivors and Caregivers, TooJune 15th 2016
Oncology nurses receive a steady stream of information on the benefits of exercise for health and wellness—not just a way to help prevent cancer and lower risk for the general population, but to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of recurrence for patients and survivors.
Amita Patel on the Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Care TeamMay 12th 2016
Amita Patel, NPC, Regional Cancer Care Associates, Central Jersey Division, talks about benefits of a multidisciplinary care team and some issues that providers should be aware of when treating patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Nightly Fasting Found Beneficial to Reduce Breast Cancer RecurrenceMay 2nd 2016
A study of more than 2400 women with early-stage breast cancer has found that those who fasted 13 hours or more at night reduced their risk of breast cancer recurrence, findings that suggest prolonging the nightly fasting interval may offer a relatively safe nonpharmacologic way for women with early breast cancer to lower their risk of disease recurrence.
Weight-Loss Intervention Improves Fitness in Cancer SurvivorsJanuary 19th 2016
Mounting research continues to show increased risk of cancer recurrence and death in obese individuals, but findings of a new study highlight the benefits of weight-loss interventions for overweight and obese cancer survivors.
For Average Women, Mammograms Should Start at Age 50, Recommends USPSTFJanuary 12th 2016
Using an individualized approach to decide whether asymptomatic women under age 50 should have mammograms is at the center of the final screening guidelines published by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), but the group