Friends and family may help breast cancer survival
Full article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.30440/abstract
Does having a large social network help breast cancer survivors have better outcomes? Research from the current study found that socially isolated breast cancer survivors had an increased risk of recurrence and breast cancer-specific mortality. (3/16/17)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- What can I do to lower my risk for a recurrence?
- Are in-person or online support groups available for people with a diagnosis similar to mine?
- Can you refer me to palliative care specialist?
- My family member or caregiver is having a difficult time coping with my diagnosis. Are there resources available to help them?
- What supportive services would you recommend for me?
- What are the most trustworthy sites to find information on breast cancer?
Open Clinical Trials
The following studies on the emotional effects of cancer are enrolling patients:
- NCT04739696: Developing a Virtual Stress Management Intervention for Spousal/Partnered Caregivers of Solid Tumor Cancer Patients. This study will look at the ability of a stress management program for employed caregivers to improve psychological distress in spouses or partners who are caregivers for people diagnosis with a solid tumor cancer of any stage.
- NCT03581357: Mobile Mindfulness Meditation Intervention for Cancer Survivors. This will study the impact and satisfaction of Mobile Mindfulness Meditation on anxiety, pain, fatigue, trauma, and sleep in cancer survivors.
- NCT03611309: Perioperative Palliative Care Surrounding Cancer Surgery for Patients & Their Family Members (PERIOP-PC). The study goal is to compare surgeon-palliative care team co-management, versus surgeon alone management, of patients and family members preparing for major upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery.
- NCT04604158: Evaluating the Effect of a Mobile Audio Companion (Elly) to Reduce Anxiety in Cancer Patients. This is a study in cancer patients to examine the feasibility of a mobile health application, Elly (Elly Health Inc.), to reduce levels of anxiety, stress, loneliness, and social isolation.
- NCT03344757: Health Gatherings - For Your Health After Cancer. look at the effects of a 10-week stress management in-person group program. The program will study emotions, stress, and stress management techniques (such as relaxation and coping techniques) on quality of life, distress, depression, and physical health in Spanish- speaking, Hispanic/Latino men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer (PC).
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.