Tag Archives: survivorship

Physiological Evidence of “Cancer Brain” Found

Using PET/CT scans, researchers looked at the brain function of 128 breast cancer patients. The study aimed to show that PET/CT is a useful tool to measure the presence of … Continue reading 

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Coping with the Holidays

Many cancer patients, survivors  and family members have a lot of emotions around the holidays. The American Society of Clinical Oncology has a Frequently Asked Questions document to answer common … Continue reading 

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New Guidelines on Palliative Care Released

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on palliative care for cancer patients. “The guidelines outline procedures for screening, assessment, palliative care interventions, reassessment, and after-death care.” The … Continue reading 

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Fertility Sparing Surgery Recommended by Study

A study of 240 patients with ovarian cancer concluded that young women with early stage disease be provided the option of fertility sparing surgery, rather than aggressive debulking. The study … Continue reading 

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Taxane Therapy Does Not Affect Pregnancy

A small retrospective study of women receiving taxane therapy for breast or ovarian cancer while pregnancy showed no statistically significant outcomes in maternal or fetal health. Read the abstract here

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Ovarian Cancer Patients with Robust Support Networks Live Longer

According to a study of 186 women with ovarian cancer, women with high levels of emotional support lived longer than women without them. The study also suggests that a high … Continue reading 

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Study Shows Yoga May Help Ovarian Cancer Survivors

A study of 219 ovarian cancer survivors showed that those who did “regular exercise and yoga had higher scores in physical functioning, fewer limitations with physical and emotional health, less … Continue reading 

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New Study on BRCA Mutation in Women with Ovarian Cancer

A new study of 1,001 women with ovarian cancer found that 14% of them carried a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. However, 44% of those women did not have a family … Continue reading 

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Cancer Survivors Need Long Term Care

A new article explores the long term effects of cancer care, and the unique needs of survivors. With 18 million cancer survivors expected to be alive in the United States … Continue reading 

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Ovarian Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutations May Fare Better than Non-Carriers

A large meta-analysis of studies on ovarian cancer survival shows that women with the BRCA mutations survive longer after diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The research team’s analysis showed that the … Continue reading 

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Chemotherapy Causes Changes in the Brain

According to MRI results, chemotherapy causes small changes to fibers that connect neurons in the brain. These are associated with a decline in cognitive function. Read an article about the study … Continue reading 

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Race, Insurance Status, Influence Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

A study of more than 47,000 women with ovarian cancer found that uninsured and Medicaid patients were less likely to receive the standard of care. Additionally, women who were African … Continue reading 

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