Survivorship

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.
Dr Edward Partridge describes a number of areas in which he believes institutions can improve.
Carla Schaefer notes that patients often have as many concerns post-treatment as they do during treatment, and she explains how she helps alleviate their anxiety as they move into survivorship.
The survivorship care plan (SCP) is used to assist cancer survivors with the transition from active treatment to the survivorship phase; all nurses play a significant role in the delivery of this vital aspect of survivorship care.
With 5-year survival rates for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at 86% and 71%, respectively, the number of lymphoma survivors is on the rise, but achieving long-term quality of life after treatment is completed remains an ongoing challenge.
This webinar, which is part of a collaboration between AONN+ and Oncology Solutions, was presented by Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN, Manager at Oncology Solutions, Project Leader on the AONN+ Evidence into Practice Navigation Metrics Subcommittee.
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