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From Cancer Patient To Cancer Survivor

Author : Committee on Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life
ISBN : 9780309548830
Genre : Medical
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With the risk of more than one in three getting cancer during a lifetime, each of us is likely to experience cancer, or know someone who has survived cancer. Although some cancer survivors recover with a renewed sense of life and purpose, what has often been ignored is the toll taken by cancer and its treatment—on health, functioning, sense of security, and well-being. Long lasting effects of treatment may be apparent shortly after its completion or arise years later. The transition from active treatment to post-treatment care is critical to long-term health. From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor focuses on survivors of adult cancer during the phase of care that follows primary treatment. The book raises awareness of the medical, functional, and psychosocial consequences of cancer and its treatment. It defines quality health care for cancer survivors and identifies strategies to achieve it. The book also recommends improvements in the quality of life of cancer survivors through policies that ensure their access to psychosocial services, fair employment practices, and health insurance. This book will be of particular interest to cancer patients and their advocates, health care providers and their leadership, health insurers, employers, research sponsors, and the public and their elected representatives.

From Cancer Patient To Cancer Survivor

Author : Huibrie Pieters
ISBN : UCLA:L0098909716
Genre : Science
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From Cancer Patient To Cancer Survivor Lost In Transition

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 0309180295
Genre : Medical
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This report of the proceedings of a symposium held in conjunction with the release of the IOM report, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition, represents an effort on the part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to further disseminate the findings and recommendations of the IOM report and to take the next step toward implementation of those recommendations. The symposium and this report serve as important vehicles to raise awareness, fill gaps that have existed in cancer patients' long-term care, and chart a course for quality care for cancer survivors and their families. More than 100 stakeholders in the cancer community, including survivors, advocates, healthcare providers, government officials, insurers and payers, and researchers participated in the symposium. This report culminates a series of work at the IOM focused on cancer survivorship. The idea to embark on a major study of cancer survivorship within the National Academies originated with the National Cancer Policy Board (NCPB). The NCPB was established in 1997 in the IOM and the National Research Council's Division of Earth and Life Studies at the request of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes of Health, and the President's Cancer Panel. The NCPB identified emerging policy issues in the nation's effort to combat cancer, and prepared reports that address those issues, including a series of reports on topics ranging from cancer prevention to end-of-life care.

From Cancer Patient To Cancer Survivor

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 0309095956
Genre : Medical
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With the risk of more than one in three getting cancer during a lifetime, each of us is likely to experience cancer, or know someone who has survived cancer. Although some cancer survivors recover with a renewed sense of life and purpose, what has often been ignored is the toll taken by cancer and its treatmentâ€"on health, functioning, sense of security, and well-being. Long lasting effects of treatment may be apparent shortly after its completion or arise years later. The transition from active treatment to post-treatment care is critical to long-term health. From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor focuses on survivors of adult cancer during the phase of care that follows primary treatment. The book raises awareness of the medical, functional, and psychosocial consequences of cancer and its treatment. It defines quality health care for cancer survivors and identifies strategies to achieve it. The book also recommends improvements in the quality of life of cancer survivors through policies that ensure their access to psychosocial services, fair employment practices, and health insurance. This book will be of particular interest to cancer patients and their advocates, health care providers and their leadership, health insurers, employers, research sponsors, and the public and their elected representatives.

Secrets Of Cancer Survivors

Author : Elizabeth Gould
ISBN : 9781427095640
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nutrition And The Cancer Patient

Author : Egidio Del Fabbro
ISBN : 9780199550197
Genre : Medical
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Nutrition, appetite, and involuntary weight loss are issues that affect a large number of cancer patients and cancer survivors. Aspects such as symptom management, behavioural modification, exercise and medication are all important aspects of cancer care, but nutritional issues at the end of life can be accompanied by contentious ethical factors as well as religious and cultural influences that need to be addressed by health professionals. This book enables physicians, nurses and also dieticians to better discuss these complex issues with patients and their families. This comprehensive reference book provides both background information and practical, clinical advice for managing the cancer patient at all stages of their disease trajectory. It includes information that relates to patients who are continuing to receive disease-specific therapy, the cancer survivor, as well as patients with advanced or recurrent cancer receiving palliative care. Basic principles such as epidemiology and physiology set the scene, leading into the cachexia/anorexia syndrome, treatment options, nutritional counselling, enteral and parenteral nutrition, complementary/alternative therapies, exercise, clinical outcomes measures in each of the clinical groups, and focus on special populations and their specific needs. Multidimensional, interdisciplinary clinical evaluation and treatment is emphasised, and ethical, religious, and cultural factors are also addressed. Multidisciplinary in nature, this book draws on the experience of the editors' work across the fields of oncology, palliative care, surgery, primary care, nursing, dietetics and nutritional science. It will prove invaluable to all general practitioners, internists, medical oncologists and surgeons, nurses, palliative care specialists and related professionals involved in the care of the cancer patient.

Work And Cancer Survivors

Author : Michael Feuerstein
ISBN : 0387720413
Genre : Medical
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Cancer survivors are returning to the workplace in higher numbers than ever before. This is a positive outcome of the “war on cancer”, however, many of these cancer survivors face the possibility of illness- or treatment-related complications; employer discrimination or harassment; and other serious concerns. Cancer Survivorship and Work reviews many of the issues relevant to cancer survivors in the workplace from the survivors’, employers’, and global perspectives. This interdisciplinary and international volume brings together experts in fields as varied as epidemiology, economics, rehabilitation, psychology, human factors and ergonomics; law, and public policy to create a unique, up-to-date reference of what is currently known and what needs to be considered in the future. With this knowledge, challenges faced by this growing population can be better addressed by health care providers, employers, survivors and their families.

Long Term Survivorship Care After Cancer Treatment

Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN : 9780309472982
Genre : Medical
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The 2006 Institute of Medicine (IOM) consensus study report From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition made recommendations to improve the quality of care that cancer survivors receive, in recognition that cancer survivors are at risk for significant physical, psychosocial, and financial repercussions from cancer and its treatment. Since then, efforts to recognize and address the unique needs of cancer survivors have increased, including an emphasis on improving the evidence base for cancer survivorship care and identifying best practices in the delivery of high-quality cancer survivorship care. To examine progress in cancer survivorship care since the Lost in Transition report, the National Cancer Policy Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop in July 2017, in Washington, DC. Workshop participants highlighted potential opportunities to improve the planning, management, and delivery of cancer survivorship care. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

A Cancer Survivor S Almanac

Author : National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
ISBN : 0471346691
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"I’m thrilled that this book is available to cancer survivors. I only wish I’d had a copy 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer." —Jill Eikenberry, actor and breast cancer advocate "A valuable resource for survivors." —Peari Moore, RN, MN, FAAN, Executive Director, Oncology Nursing Society "A Cancer Survivor’s Almanac is a clearly written, sensitive, and sensible guide to surviving with cancer. This almanac can help you more comfortably and knowledgeably take charge of your life with cancer." —David Spiegel, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, and author, Living Beyond Limits (Ballantine, 1994) "This indispensible quide provides helpful information and much-needed support that will improve the quality of life for cancer survivors." —Richard Klausner, MD, Director, National Cancer Institute "From the time of its discovery and for the balance of life, an individual diagnosed with cancer is a survivor." —National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Charter A Cancer Survivor’s Almanac: Charting Your Journey serves as a guide to help survivors, caregivers, families, and friends chart a survivorship journey. Written by the survivors and professionals who founded the cancer survivorship movement, A Cancer Survivor’s Almanac provides essential up-to-date, practical information on: The latest information in medical diagnosis, treatment, pain control, and long-term and late effects of cancer treatment Health insurance — how to find and keep it under the most current laws (including the federal health reform law which takes effect in 1997) Tips on how to find and work with the best doctors and hospitals Understanding the risks and benefits of unconventional treatments How to win the battle against job discrimination Clear answers to legal and financial questions How to cope with the personal and social impact of cancer Communicating with family and friends, including dealing with grief and loss The benefits of peer support, with tips on starting your own peer-support network Advocating for yourself and others In addition, an expanded Resource Section lists hundreds of organizations and agencies that offer help regarding specific cancer-related issues and explains how to find cancer information through the Internet. Cancer survivors and their caregivers, families, and friends share their greatest gifts to today’s survivors— the power of knowledge. No cancer journey is easy. This book, however, provides the information, understanding, support, and resources to help dispel the myths and improve the quality of life with, through, and beyond cancer. All royalties from the sales of this book benefit the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

A Nurse S Guide To Caring For Cancer Survivors

Author : Wendye DiSalvo
ISBN : 0763772607
Genre : Medical
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With today’s increasing number of cancer survivors, more clinical nurses are helping their patients through the survivorship process. A Nurse’s Guide to Caring for Cancer Survivors: Lung Cancer is an essential reference for clinical nurses to help identify key components of survivorship care. This diagnosis specific guide provides nurses with information to improve the quality of their patient’s life. Key topics include: Overview of the cancer diagnosis, common treatments and side effects, formats for compiling treatment summaries, patient care plans with an emphasis on healthy behaviors for preventing recurrence and secondary cancers, pharmacologic agents, strategies for coordination of care between healthcare providers and more.

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