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2018 American Psychosocial Oncology Society Meeting

Issues in Oncology
Gynecologic Cancers

Patient Attitude May Play a Part in Fears About Gynecologic Cancer Recurrence

CONCERNS ABOUT how recurrence of gynecologic cancer can affect a person’s life, and not simply fear of recurrence alone, play an important role in patient distress and functional impairment, according...

Supportive Care
Issues in Oncology

Distress Screening: ‘Underestimated and Overlooked’ by Cancer Specialists

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Distress Thermometer and Problem List for Patients have been around since 1999,1 and in 2015, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer m...

Survivorship
Issues in Oncology

Meeting the Challenges of Providing Long-Term Psychosocial Care for Cancer Survivors

Focusing on the first year after a cancer diagnosis is necessary, but not sufficient, for delivering care to cancer survivors, according to Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, Director of Cancer Survivorship at t...

Issues in Oncology
Survivorship

Impact of Lifestyle Choices on Outcomes in Survivors of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Physical inactivity among adult survivors of gastrointestinal cancers was tied to poor health-related quality of life, according to researchers at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) An...

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