Cancer survivors have evolving information needs

Cancer patient's information needs appear to differ depending on the type of cancer they have and where they are in their survivorship. Clinicians caring for cancer survivors may need to understand these needs in order to better address survivor's concerns about cancer recurrence, late effects, and family member's risks. A three-year study of over 2,000 … Continue reading Cancer survivors have evolving information needs

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Physical activity seems to significantly extend lives of cancer survivors

Reduces mortality by up to 48 percent according to study Physical activity significantly extends the lives of male cancer survivors, a new study of 1,021 men has found.┬áDuring the period while the men were followed, those who expended more than 12,600 calories per week in physical activity were 48 percent less likely to die than … Continue reading Physical activity seems to significantly extend lives of cancer survivors

Racial disparities in health care among older male cancer survivors

Older African-American and Hispanic men who have survived cancer are less likely than their white counterparts to see a specialist or receive basic preventive care, such as vaccinations, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Researchers examined racial/ethnic disparities in health care receipt among a nationally representative sample of male cancer survivors. … Continue reading Racial disparities in health care among older male cancer survivors