Enhancing Quality of Life Preservation and Restoration in Breast Cancer With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

How can members of the cancer care team help their patients with breast cancer continue to thrive despite their diagnosis? Watch as Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, shares how to enhance quality of life preservation and restoration for breast cancer patients and survivors. 

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Enhancing Quality of Life Preservation and Restoration in Breast Cancer: Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

How can members of the cancer care team help their patients with breast cancer continue to thrive despite their diagnosis? Watch as Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, shares how to enhance quality of life preservation and restoration for breast cancer patients and survivors. 

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Body Image Dissatisfaction in Patients With Primary Brain Tumors

A new study reports that nearly a third of patients with primary brain tumors experience clinically significant body image dissatisfaction, which can negatively impact their quality of life and psychosocial well-being. Body image—a concept consisting of cognitive, emotional, and relational elements derived from one's physical appearance—plays an important role in an individual's self-esteem, relationships, and outlook on life. Due to the physical impacts of treatment, patients with cancer face a...
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Exercise Improves Quality of Life in African American Cancer Survivors

Research has shown exercise is crucial to improve cancer outcomes in survivors. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that cancer survivors should exercise for at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week. Unfortunately, many cancer survivors do not meet these recommendations. In particular, preliminary research suggests African American cancer survivors engage in lower levels of physical activity, and they have a higher likelihood of dying from their disease th...
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A Reference Point for Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life

Assessing health-related quality of life is essential to evaluating patients' wellbeing before, during, and after cancer treatment; it is also important for researchers determining the efficacy and side effects of new therapies. Without a norm to which data can be compared, however, such assessments are of limited use. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have remedied this situation for one commonly used quality of life measure, obtaining normative data from the general populat...
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