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Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

Study shows they're at increased risk of psychological distress years later THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers to suffer serious psychological distress such as anxiety and depression, even a decade after treatment ends, new r...

Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle

Study finds just 7 percent of older survivors meet diet, exercise guidelines MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Most older, long-term cancer survivors struggle with good health habits, such as regular exercise and a proper diet, a new study shows. Those who did exercise and eat wel...

Cancer Survivors Launch New Company, TherapEase Cuisine

GREENFIELD, Wis., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- TherapEase Cuisine, Inc. announces the launch of its one-of-a-kind online nutritional service and meal-planning program for cancer patients. The web-based program can be accessed by logging-on to www.therapeasecuisine.com . Founded by can...

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Seeks Breast Cancer Survivors Throughout Pennsylvania

EPHRATA, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is looking for breast cancer survivors in Pennsylvania to participate in their traveling photo exhibit, "67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania." Exhibit participants are the fac...

Cancer survivors at greater risk of birth complications; special monitoring needed

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Survivors of childhood cancer run particular risks when pregnant and should be closely monitored, the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today (Wednesday 1 July). Dr. Sharon Lie Fong, of the Department of Obstetrics...

Unspoken memories of Holocaust survivors find silent and nonpathological expression

A faculty member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Haifa presented the results of a new research at an international Holocaust conference held at the University of Haifa. The findings presented: Unspoken memories of Holocaust survivors find silent and non-pat...

Stroke survivors report loss of sexual desire, blurred gender roles, anger and fatigue

Suffering a stroke can have a profound effect on relationships and lead to significant changes in how couples relate to each other on a physical, psychological, social and emotional level, according a study in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing . Researchers from Northern Irelan...

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have increased risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack

Patients treated for Hodgkin lymphoma with radiation therapy have a substantially higher risk of stroke, according to a new study published June 17 online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . The study was undertaken because information on clinically verified stroke and transien...

Medical Malpractice Survivors Decry Possible Stripping of Rights in President's Health Care Plan

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-four survivors of medical malpractice from 21 states sent a letter to President Obama today expressing extreme concern that the rights of medical malpractice victims have become a "political bargaining chip" in the President's efforts to sell his ...

MassMutual Survey: Female Cancer Survivors Better Prepared Financially Than Other Women For Life's Unexpected Events

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Women who have experienced cancer have some timely advice on National Cancer Survivors Day for women who haven't: it's important -- and comforting -- to get your financial plans in order. That's the lesson suggested by new data from a survey conduct...

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Checking for Second Malignancies

Another study found some also suffer PTSD years after treatment MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Many childhood cancer survivors aren't following recommended guidelines on screenings for second cancers as they reach adulthood. And some survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress d...

Cancer Survivors Can Still Be Fit, Study Asserts

Therapies do not appear to hamper cardiovascular health THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment for cancer does not hamper cardiovascular fitness, regardless of the type of cancer, treatment, age or body mass index, a new U.S. study says. Researchers from Georgetown Univers...

Study finds higher prevalence of early menarche among survivors of childhood sexual abuse

(Boston) - African-American women who were younger at menarche, or the onset of their menstrual periods, were more likely to report a history of childhood sexual abuse, according to a new study led by a researcher at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center. The results suggest that a history...

Courageous Cancer Survivors Honored at Intergraph(R) Garden of Hope

May's National Cancer Research Month activities include spring dedication at the Huntsville Botanical Garden HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Intergraph(R) and the Huntsville Botanical Garden once again partnered to honor three remarkable cancer survivors at the Intergraph Gard...

Healthcare Reform Tops Agenda for Hundreds of Heart Disease and Stroke Survivors on Capitol Hill

American Heart Association advocates call on Congress to pass meaningful health reform and increase funding for research and prevention WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With millions of Americans struggling with the rising costs of health insurance and health care, heart and s...

New research shows lower educational outcomes for survivors of childhood cancer

VANCOUVER, APRIL 1, 2009 New research funded by the Canadian Cancer Society has discovered poor educational achievement and learning difficulties for some childhood cancer survivors, especially those diagnosed with brain tumours. This first-of-its-kind study, published in the journal Cancer , ra...

Stroke survivors improve balance with tai chi

Stroke can impair balance, heightening the risk of a debilitating fall. But a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher has found that stroke survivors can improve their balance by practicing the Chinese martial art of tai chi. Christina Hui-Chan, professor and head of physical therapy at UI...

One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line

Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study,,,, TUESDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- As if fighting cancer wasn't hard enough, a new Dutch study concludes that one in three people who survive the ordeal won't be able to find a job. The meta-analysis of more tha...

Hodgkin's Survivors Prone to Breast Cancer Later

Study found they were 37 times more likely to develop malignancies after radiation treatments MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- In an ironic testament to the success of childhood cancer treatments, researchers report that women who were treated as children with radiation for Hodgkin'...

Pediatric Hodgkin's disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Women who as children got radiation treatment for Hodgkin's disease are almost 40 times more likely than others to develop breast cancer, according to findings from five institutions, including the University of Florida. The higher the radiation dose, the higher the risk, re...

Cancer Survivors Say Costs Keep Them From Care

Insured or not, patients forgo medical needs twice as often as others, study finds ,, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Unmanageable health-care costs are forcing millions of insured and uninsured cancer survivors in the United States to go without the medical attention they need, ...

New Coalition Created to Help Breast Cancer Survivors Gain Access to Products Designed to Improve Their Quality of Life

ATLANTA, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A national coalition of patient advocates, physicians, business groups, non-profit organizations and other stakeholders, has been created to help breast cancer survivors gain better access to high quality prostheses and related post-surgical items. Known as Be...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Getting Recommended Mammograms

Chest radiation indicates need for earlier screening, study notes,,,, TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of female childhood cancer survivors under the age of 40 who had chest radiation as part of their treatment are not following the recommended advice to get screening m...

Penn study: Breast cancer survivors call for more 'survivorship care' from primary care physicians

(PHILADELPHIA) As the nation's growing population of breast cancer survivors ages, many patients will likely develop common chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, and they'll need specialized care to balance those problems with the late effects of cancer therapies they received. They...

Program to Identify Likely Victims of Radon-Related Lung Cancer; Survivors Commit to Risk Reduction Despite Failed Government Policy

Most of the 21,000 Americans who die each year of radon-related lung cancer never discover radon exposure was the likely cause. So, the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) is now assisting Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR) with a program aimed at identify...

Experiences of rape unique to Rwandan women survivors of genocide

Durban, South Africa December 10, 2008 In recent conflicts, most notably in Rwanda, women and girls have been systematically raped as a policy of war. During the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, Hutu leaders ordered their troops to rape Tutsi women as part of their genocidal campaign. United Nations' o...

Surge in older cancer survivors expected as baby boomers age

STORRS, CT The United States could be faced with a national health care crisis in the coming decades as the country's baby boomer population ages and a growing number of older adults find themselves diagnosed with and living longer with cancer. That is the position of a team of researchers fro...

Adult survivors of childhood leukemia have lower bone mineral density, study finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Men who survived childhood leukemia treatment into adulthood were more likely to have low bone mineral density than other adults their age, putting them at risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures, according to a new study. The study, led by James G. Gurney, Ph.D., of the Unive...

'Know Your L-Dex(TM)' (Lymphedema Index) Awareness Campaign Attracts Large Numbers of Breast Cancer Survivors at Komen Race for the Cure(R) Events

Breast Cancer Survivors Learn about the Importance of Early Lymphedema Detection and Intervention with L-Dex Readings SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A large number of breast cancer survivors received complimentary L-Dex readings as part of the "Know Your L-Dex" awareness campaign activit...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), Speaker Dennis O'Brien, Obama and McCain Health Care Advisors, Breast Cancer Survivors and Advocates Call for Needed Health Care Reforms

Pennsylvania Joins Nationwide Komen Community Challenge Campaign to Close the Gaps that Make Breast Cancer Deadlier for Low-Income Women and Women of Color PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania House Speaker Dennis O'Brien (R-169th) joined state healt...

Many colorectal cancer survivors do not receive recommended follow-up care

A new analysis reveals that fewer than half of older patients successfully treated for colorectal cancer receive the recommended screening schedule to detect any recurrence of cancer. The study, appearing in the October 15, 2008 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Soc...

Some Hiroshima Survivors at Thyroid Cancer Risk

Radiation may have caused chromosomal change that raises odds for malignancy, study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Some Japanese survivors of the World War II atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced key genetic changes that may have sparked the onset of a fo...

One Year Later: Red Cross Helping Peru Earthquake Survivors Rebuild

The American Red Cross is still working in more than 30 earthquake-affected communities in Peru CHINCHA, Peru, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the massive earthquake struck this region last August 15th, it left communities crumbled, infrastructure destroyed and nearly 140,000 people ...

One-Fifth of British Childhood Cancer Survivors Smoke

Study finds despite hazards, many put themselves at increased risk for second malignancies WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A fifth of British adults who survived childhood cancers currently smoke, while almost a third were regular smokers at one time in their lives, a new study r...

1/5 of British adult survivors of childhood cancer smoke despite hazards

One-fifth of British adult survivors of childhood cancers are current smokers, and nearly a third have been regular smokers at some point in their lives, according to a study in the July 29 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Adult survivors of childhood cancer are ...

Video: A 'Toast to the Cure' Set for October 30 Breast Cancer Survivors 'Raise Your Glasses'

NAPA, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 30, millions of breast cancer survivors, advocates, friends, families and loved ones will raise their glasses in a "Toast to the Cure." This "Raise Your Glasses" event provides an opportunity for anyone affected by breast cancer to memorialize...

Experts highlight gaps in knowledge on caring for survivors of teenage and young adult cancers

London, UK: Over 95% of patients with testicular cancer are cured nowadays, but this success has produced a new problem for cancer survivors, the medical profession and national governments, a cancer expert will tell Teenage Cancer Trust's Fifth International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult...

Nonprofit Organization Dedicated to Helping Young Adult Cancer Survivors Raises $4500 for Leanna Elizalde

Nonprofit Organization, Carolyn's Compassionate Children gives cancer survivor the ultimate graduation gift - the hope of attending college BOSTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolyn's Compassionate Children (CCC), is awarding high school senior and cancer survivor Leanna Elizalde w...

Five-Year Cancer Survivors Will Celebrate Life(R) at Cancer Treatment Centers of America(R)

Each Will Be Honored in Symbolic Tree-Planting Ceremony ZION, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released by Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center: What: Celebrate Life(R) 2008 -- An inspirational and extraordinary celebration...

Young Hodgkin Survivors Face Later Risk of Second Cancers

Thyroid, breast, non-Hodgkin lymphoma were the most common types, study says SUNDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- People who survived Hodgkin disease when they were children or adolescents are much more likely than other people to develop certain cancers, says a new study. Hodgkin di...
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