2017 APOS Annual Conference

Head and Neck Cancer

Better Vision Function May Be Related to Better Quality of Life in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Better vision function seems to be related to better quality of life after treatment for head and neck cancer, particularly among patients who have had surgery, according to Hsiao-Lan Wang, PhD, RN, ...

Breast Cancer

Resilience Linked to Less Distress in Lesbian and Bisexual Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer can have a pervasive effect on a woman’s psychological functioning, but sexual minority (ie, lesbian and bisexual) breast cancer survivors are underrepresented in studies of psychologica...

Supportive Care

Attrition High but Positive Trends Observed in Web-Based Intervention Addressing Caregiver Burden

High attrition but positive trends such as increased “benefit finding” were observed with a Web-based intervention designed to address the psychosocial burden on informal caregivers, according to Alli...

Breast Cancer

Young Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Unique Needs and Concerns

Patients with breast cancer who perceive having enough and the right kinds of social support tend to be less stressed, although a paucity of research exists on the social support needs of young women...

Geriatric Oncology

New Constructs for Use in the Identification of Depression in Older Patients With Cancer

Elderly patients with cancer are far less likely to be diagnosed with depression than patients in any other age group for two primary reasons: There is an overlap between cancer symptoms/treatment si...

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