Young adult cancer survivors struggle to get back to normal

Cancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but a new study indicates many young adults who survived the disease struggle with attaining this goal two years after their initial diagnosis. The longitudinal study is among the first seeking to understand the social functioning among adolescents and young adults who have had cancer. "The … Continue reading Young adult cancer survivors struggle to get back to normal

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Cancer ‘prehabilitation’ can reduce complications and improve treatment outcomes

Time between diagnosis and treatment provides 'window of opportunity' to optimize health For patients with cancer, "prehabilitation"— interventions given between the time of diagnosis and the start of treatment—has the potential to reduce complications from treatments and improve physical and mental health outcomes, according to a report in the August American Journal of Physical Medicine & … Continue reading Cancer ‘prehabilitation’ can reduce complications and improve treatment outcomes

Menopause symptoms worse in cancer survivors

Cancer survivors were twice as likely to experience severe menopausal symptoms compared to women who have not had cancer, a new Australian study has found. The study ( published in Menopause, the Journal of the North American Menopause Society) was led by the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne, with the King Edward Memorial Hospital … Continue reading Menopause symptoms worse in cancer survivors