The Reach to Recovery program.


:The diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it significant psychosocial concerns and questions. Part of providing comprehensive care for a woman with breast cancer requires the physician to be aware of the Reach To Recovery Program, which is a peer modeling program provided by the American Cancer Society. The women who are part of the program have had treatment for breast cancer, either a lumpectomy or mastectomy, and are trained volunteers who provide support and information for the woman diagnosed with breast cancer. The Reach To Recovery Program is a tool that can benefit both the physician and the woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer, because the Reach To Recovery volunteer can respond to the unique concerns of the woman. The concerns can include the physical, emotional, and cosmetic needs related to the disease and/or its treatment. This paper will discuss the role of the Reach To Recovery volunteer, the features and benefits of the program, and ways in which the physician can access the Reach To Recovery Program. The Reach To Recovery Program is in the process of being revised to meet the changing needs that are the result of new treatments and shorter hospital stays. Alternative types of visit patterns will be presented.






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1994-07-01 00:00:00




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  • Association between adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network treatment guidelines and improved survival in patients with colon cancer.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The objective of the current study was to examine the impact of adherence to guidelines on stage-specific survival outcomes in patients with stage III and high-risk stage II colon cancer. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has established working, expert consensus, and evidence-based guidelines...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Boland GM,Chang GJ,Haynes AB,Chiang YJ,Chagpar R,Xing Y,Hu CY,Feig BW,You YN,Cormier JN

    更新日期:2013-04-15 00:00:00

  • Growth rate of 147 mammary carcinomas.

    abstract::In 147 cases of mammary carcinoma, 388 serial mammographies were performed before final treatment. The average retrospective observation time was 27 months with a range of two months to 11 years. The number of serial mammographies per case ranged between two and 11. The tumor volume doubling times (TV); obtained by me...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: von Fournier D,Weber E,Hoeffken W,Bauer M,Kubli F,Barth V

    更新日期:1980-04-15 00:00:00

  • Combination of all-trans retinoic acid and paclitaxel-induced differentiation and apoptosis in human glioblastoma U87MG xenografts in nude mice.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Glioblastoma, which is the most malignant brain tumor, remains incurable and almost always causes death. As a new treatment strategy, the combination of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and paclitaxel was explored for controlling the growth of glioblastoma U87MG xenografts. METHODS:Human glioblastoma U87MG xe...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Karmakar S,Banik NL,Ray SK

    更新日期:2008-02-01 00:00:00

  • Preoperative and postoperative immunological evaluation of patients with colorectal cancer.

    abstract::Twenty-two patients with cancer of the colon and rectum were studied: preoperative and postoperative cell-mediated and humoral immune factors were assessed, and local concentration of immunoglobulins in tumor tissue and in normal mucosa were measured. Lymphocyte function was found to be reduced in 50% of stage A and B...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shafir M,Bekesi JG,Papatestas A,Slater G,Aufses AH Jr

    更新日期:1980-08-15 00:00:00

  • Biopharmacological considerations for accelerating drug development of deguelin, a rotenoid with potent chemotherapeutic and chemopreventive potential.

    abstract::Deguelin is a rotenoid compound that exists in abundant quantities in the bark, roots, and leaves of the Leguminosae family of plants. An analysis of evidence from both in vitro and in vivo studies suggests that deguelin displays potent anticancer activity against multiple cancer types and exhibits chemopreventive pot...


    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Varughese RS,Lam WS,Marican AABH,Viganeshwari SH,Bhave AS,Syn NL,Wang J,Wong AL,Kumar AP,Lobie PE,Lee SC,Sethi G,Goh BC,Wang L

    更新日期:2019-06-01 00:00:00

  • Phase II study of oxaliplatin in children with recurrent or refractory medulloblastoma, supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors, and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors: a pediatric brain tumor consortium study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:An open-label Phase II study of oxaliplatin was conducted to evaluate its safety and efficacy in children with recurrent or refractory medulloblastoma (MB), supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors (SPNET), and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT). METHODS:Patients were stratified as follows: stra...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fouladi M,Blaney SM,Poussaint TY,Freeman BB 3rd,McLendon R,Fuller C,Adesina AM,Hancock ML,Danks MK,Stewart C,Boyett JM,Gajjar A

    更新日期:2006-11-01 00:00:00

  • Prospective analysis of circulating endostatin levels in patients with renal cell carcinoma.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The aim of the current study was to assess circulating levels of endogenous endostatin in patients with renal carcinoma and to determine the relationship of these levels to circulating levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and prognosis. METHODS:The authors prospectively studied 66 patients (4...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Feldman AL,Alexander HR Jr,Yang JC,Linehan WM,Eyler RA,Miller MS,Steinberg SM,Libutti SK

    更新日期:2002-10-15 00:00:00

  • Plasma sex hormone binding globulin in patients with prostatic carcinoma.

    abstract::The concentrations of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) were measured in the plasma of 56 men, who were 47 to 85 years of age, by time-resolved immunofluorometric assay with a monoclonal antibody. Twenty-five of the men had untreated carcinoma of the prostate and 17 had untreated prostatic hyperplasia. There were 14...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Grasso M,Buonaguidi A,Mondina R,Borsellino G,Lania C,Banfi G,Rigatti P

    更新日期:1990-07-15 00:00:00

  • A novel arterial infusion chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with advanced pancreatic carcinoma after vascular supply distribution via superselective embolization.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer Stage IV advanced pancreatic carcinoma have been treated by systemic chemotherapy, intraarterial chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and multidisciplinary treatment using a combination of these. However, the outcome has not always been satisfactory. In the curren...


    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Homma H,Doi T,Mezawa S,Takada K,Kukitsu T,Oku T,Akiyama T,Kusakabe T,Miyanishi K,Niitsu Y

    更新日期:2000-07-15 00:00:00

  • Lobular carcinoma arising in fibroadenoma of the breast.

    abstract::Lobular carcinoma may arise within the epithelial component of fibroadenoma of the breast, as evidenced by 5 cases reported from the files of the Mayo Clinic and 21 cases cited in the literature. The 5 cases reported here occurred in a series of 4000 cases of fibroadenoma during a 43-year period. Lobular carcinoma is ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Buzanowski-Konakry K,Harrison EG Jr,Payne WS

    更新日期:1975-02-01 00:00:00

  • Cytologic factors associated with prognosis in patients with peripheral adenocarcinoma of the lung measuring 3 cm or less in greatest dimension.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Recently, peripheral lung adenocarcinomas (PLA) measuring < or = 3 cm in greatest dimension often have been diagnosed using diagnostic radiology. The objective of the current study was to determine which cytologic factors are associated with a favorable outcome and an unfavorable outcome in patients with PLA...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kobayashi Y,Yokose T,Kawamura K,Iwasaki S,Murata Y,Onuma S,Hasebe T,Nagai K,Sasaki S,Ochiai A

    更新日期:2005-02-25 00:00:00

  • Preleukemic changes in cases of nonlymphocytic leukemia secondary to cytotoxic therapy. Analysis of 105 cases.

    abstract::Peripheral blood changes preceding therapy-related leukemia were studied in 105 patients who had received cytotoxic therapy, 53 for Hodgkin's disease and 52 for other cancers. Preleukemic anomalies were observed in 74.3% of the cases, appearing after a mean interval of 68.7 months after diagnosis of the initial cancer...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: De Gramont A,Louvet C,Krulik M,Smadja N,Donadio D,Laporte JP,Brissaud P,Smith M,Delâge JM,Drolet Y

    更新日期:1986-08-01 00:00:00

  • Radiation therapy of malignant melanomas: an evaluation of clinically used fractionation schemes.

    abstract::To assess the importance of radiation dose fraction size in the treatment of malignant melanomas, the records of 48 patients (83 sites) treated at Tufts-New England Medical Center from 1971 to 1979 have been retrospectively reviewed. During this period, the dose fractionation schemes evolved from standard fraction siz...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Strauss A,Dritschilo A,Nathanson L,Piro AJ

    更新日期:1981-03-15 00:00:00

  • Relationship of radioactive radon daughters and cigarette smoking in the genesis of lung cancer in uranium miners.

    abstract::This article documents the study of 383 cases of lung cancer in uranium miners and presents for the first time the relationship of radioactive radon gas and cigarette smoking. There is evidence that alpha radiation from radon gas at exposure levels above 465 working level months (WLM) is a strong contributor to the de...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Saccomanno G,Huth GC,Auerbach O,Kuschner M

    更新日期:1988-10-01 00:00:00

  • Sleep disturbance in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: The role of hot flashes and nocturia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Patients with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) are at risk of sleep disturbance; however, to the authors' knowledge, the mechanisms by which ADT may affect sleep are not well understood. The current study compared objective and subjective sleep disturbance in ADT recipients and co...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gonzalez BD,Small BJ,Cases MG,Williams NL,Fishman MN,Jacobsen PB,Jim HSL

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

  • Small cell carcinoma of the major salivary glands.

    abstract::Small cell carcinoma is primarily a pulmonary neoplasm that rarely arises in extrapulmonic sites including salivary glands of the head and neck. Twelve cases of small cell carcinoma of salivary gland origin were retrieved from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology files. Six tumors occurred in the parotid gland and ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gnepp DR,Corio RL,Brannon RB

    更新日期:1986-08-01 00:00:00

  • Gianturco expandable wire stents in the treatment of superior vena cava syndrome recurring after maximum-tolerance radiation.

    abstract::Two patients with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) recurring after maximum-tolerance radiation were treated by placing a Gianturco expandable wire stent (GEWS) into the obstructed superior vena cava. The SVCS symptoms rapidly disappeared and good short-term (6 months) palliation was achieved. GEWS placement is a pro...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rösch J,Bedell JE,Putnam J,Antonovic R,Uchida B

    更新日期:1987-09-15 00:00:00

  • HER-2/neu gene amplification in relation to expression of HER2 and HER3 proteins in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is a therapeutic target in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), with gene amplification used as a selection criterion for treatment, although to the authors' knowledge the concordance between amplification and HER2 protein expression remains undefined...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yoon HH,Sukov WR,Shi Q,Sattler CA,Wiktor AE,Diasio RB,Wu TT,Jenkins RB,Sinicrope FA

    更新日期:2014-02-01 00:00:00

  • Occupational outcomes of adult childhood cancer survivors: A report from the childhood cancer survivor study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The authors examined whether survivors from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study were less likely to be in higher-skill occupations than a sibling comparison and whether certain survivors were at higher risk for lower-skill jobs. METHODS:The authors created 3 mutually exclusive occupational categories for pa...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kirchhoff AC,Krull KR,Ness KK,Park ER,Oeffinger KC,Hudson MM,Stovall M,Robison LL,Wickizer T,Leisenring W

    更新日期:2011-07-01 00:00:00

  • Models in cytostatic chemotherapy.

    abstract::Models play a fundamental role in all sciences. Scientific theories can be understood as "intellectual models" of the relations and interrelations between the elements of the science. Such relational models consider the scientific topics as "systems," and may therefore be called "system models." The basic elements of ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brock N,Schneider B

    更新日期:1984-09-15 00:00:00

  • Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the liver: a clinicopathologic study of 137 cases.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare neoplasm of vascular origin that occurs in the liver and other organs; its etiology is unknown. METHODS:The authors analyzed the clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical features of 137 patients with EHE of the liver in an attempt to identify features that m...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Makhlouf HR,Ishak KG,Goodman ZD

    更新日期:1999-02-01 00:00:00

  • A double-blind comparison of the efficacy of two dose regimens of oral granisetron in preventing acute emesis in patients receiving moderately emetogenic chemotherapy.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The purpose of this study was to define an optimal administration schedule of granisetron for patients receiving moderately emetogenic chemotherapy by comparing the antiemetic efficacy and safety of 2 mg of the drug administrated orally. METHODS:In this double-blind, randomized, parallel study, 2-dose regim...


    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


    authors: Ettinger DS,Eisenberg PD,Fitts D,Friedman C,Wilson-Lynch K,Yocom K

    更新日期:1996-07-01 00:00:00

  • Quantitative assessment of the impact of chemotherapy on ovarian follicle reserve and stromal function.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Various chemotherapy agents, especially of the alkylating category, have been associated with premature ovarian failure but there is no quantitative evidence of chemotherapy-induced ovarian damage in humans. The aim was to quantify the impact of chemotherapy on primordial follicle reserve and stromal functio...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Oktem O,Oktay K

    更新日期:2007-11-15 00:00:00

  • Doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and whole body hyperthermia for treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcoma.

    abstract::Eleven patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma were treated with whole body hyperthermia (41.8 degrees C-43.0 degrees C) for 2 hours, doxorubicin (45 mg/m2) at the beginning of peak temperature and cyclophosphamide (1000 mg/m2) 6 hours after doxorubicin. Warming was accomplished with a nylon and vinyl mesh water pe...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gerad H,van Echo DA,Whitacre M,Ashman M,Helrich M,Foy J,Ostrow S,Wiernik PH,Aisner J

    更新日期:1984-06-15 00:00:00

  • Pretreatment cognitive performance predicts survival in patients with leptomeningeal disease.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Leptomeningeal disease (LMD) involves the spread of malignant cells from solid tumors to the cerebrospinal fluid or to the leptomeninges. LMD has a very poor prognosis and it is difficult to diagnose and follow with traditional diagnostic tools. The purposes of this study were to characterize cognitive funct...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sherman AM,Jaeckle K,Meyers CA

    更新日期:2002-09-15 00:00:00

  • PRAD-1 (CCND1)/cyclin D1 oncogene amplification in primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Abnormalities in chromosome 11q13 regions have been frequently found in head and neck squamous carcinoma. Recent studies indicate that the PRAD-1 (also CCND1), which encodes cyclin D1, is a putative oncogene that is an important component of this region. METHODS:DNA was extracted from 32 snap-frozen specime...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Callender T,el-Naggar AK,Lee MS,Frankenthaler R,Luna MA,Batsakis JG

    更新日期:1994-07-01 00:00:00

  • The National Cancer Data Base report on breast carcinoma characteristics and outcome in relation to age.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Previous data from the National Cancer Data Base have examined time trends in stage of disease, treatment patterns, and survival for selected cancers. The most current (1993) data for breast carcinoma are described here. METHODS:Five Calls for Data have yielded a total of 508,724 breast cancer cases diagnos...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Winchester DP,Osteen RT,Menck HR

    更新日期:1996-10-15 00:00:00

  • Evaluation and radiotherapy implications of chest relapse patterns in small cell lung carcinoma treated with radiotherapy-chemotherapy: study of 34 cases and review of the literature.

    abstract::Evaluation and radiotherapy implications of chest relapse patterns in small cell lung carcinoma treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy to the chest and brain. Emphasis was placed on analysis of patterns of chest disease relapse, chest complications, and sites of initial chest disease relapse in relation to volume ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mira JG,Livingston RB

    更新日期:1980-12-15 00:00:00

  • PD-L1 (B7-H1) expression by urothelial carcinoma of the bladder and BCG-induced granulomata: associations with localized stage progression.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:PD-L1 (programmed death ligand 1, B7-H1) is a cell surface glycoprotein that can impair T-cell function. PD-L1 is aberrantly expressed by multiple human malignancies and has been shown to carry a highly unfavorable prognosis in patients with kidney cancer. The role of PD-L1 was evaluated as a mechanism for l...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Inman BA,Sebo TJ,Frigola X,Dong H,Bergstralh EJ,Frank I,Fradet Y,Lacombe L,Kwon ED

    更新日期:2007-04-15 00:00:00

  • Manipulating the chemokine-chemokine receptor network to treat cancer.

    abstract::Chemokines are chemoattractant cytokines that regulate the trafficking and activation of leukocytes and other cell types under a variety of inflammatory and noninflammatory conditions. Over the past few years, studies have increasingly shown that chemokines play an important role in several aspects of tumor progressio...


    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Ruffini PA,Morandi P,Cabioglu N,Altundag K,Cristofanilli M

    更新日期:2007-06-15 00:00:00