Original Research

The number of people affected by cancer, both individuals diagnosed with the disease and their families and friends, is staggering. Although all individuals are at risk of a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, there has been a remarkable reduction in deaths associated with cancer.

The number of individuals living with cancer is increasing. More than 15.5 million Americans are living with a history of cancer, and approximately 65% of those diagnosed are surviving more than 5 years.

Family caregivers are integral to patient care in oncology, including attending appointments in which care options are discussed or decisions are made. The involvement of caregivers in oncology care will only increase as practice recommendations and policies are encouraging their inclusion. Yet, we do not fully understand the treatment decision-making (TDM) dynamics between patients and their caregivers or the capacity among caregivers to make care decisions. Further, caregivers' communication with a patient or healthcare team (HCT) remains underexplored in understanding shared decision-making.
The authors present their findings from a study testing the effects of an early intervention by the Breast Cancer Navigator on distress.
Studies indicate that a high fear of cancer recurrence may be correlated with posttraumatic stress disorder in long-term survivors. A better understanding of this fear in cancer survivors can help clinicians manage this problem effectively.
This report evaluates the quality of that evidence and provides a plain language review of the statistics regarding the efficacy of High-Potency Polymerized Cross-linked Sucralfate as well as the inherent limitation of some guideline-supported therapies.
Social media represent important resources for parents to engage with experts and peers over survivorship health. The authors of this study examined the social media use and perceptions in the context of unmet needs for survivorship information of parents of young and adolescent childhood cancer survivors.
The authors implemented a nurse-driven psycho-oncological educational session to determine if it would decrease psychosocial distress levels among patients with solid tumor cancers who have received and completed chemotherapy with curative intent.
The authors present findings from their study aiming to examine the associations between the Independent Specialty Medical Advocate model of patient navigation and intermediate patient health outcomes in newly diagnosed patients.
A case study describing the course and outcomes of treatment, the real-life challenges that arise when attempting to utilize a manualized treatment, and the unique factors that contribute to this case.
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