The concept of patient navigation began over twenty years ago with the intent to help underserved patients obtain follow-up care after an abnormal screening result, and has expanded to include assistance across the entire continuum of cancer care and survivorship.
A recent study examined the evidence from clinical trials on complementary therapies that are used by breast cancer patients to manage symptoms and side effects of treatment.
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can become much more manageable when we’re not afraid to reach out for support.
As a result of the experiences I’ve had in life so far, which unfortunately have included two episodes with cancer, there were a number of very important life lessons that I probably learned sooner than I otherwise would have.
Attendees at the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium heard from a researcher who has spent thirty years studying issues related to the measurement of quality of life for cancer patients and how it can be improved.