Hem/Onc Round-up: Suicide in Young Cancer Survivors, Breast Surgery and Body Image, and more

Here are the top stories recently covered by DocWire News in the hematology/oncology section. In this edition, read about sarcopenia as a risk factor for morbidity in liver resection, a grant to research cancer disparities, suicide in childhood cancer survivors, extensive breast cancer surgery and psychosocial outcomes, and more.

Sarcopenia was an independent risk factor for 90-day morbidity among patients undergoing liver resection for malignant tumors, a study cautioned.

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center recently received a three-year, $3,194,947 grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate health disparities in colorectal and breast cancer, as reported in a press release.

Survivors of childhood cancer have a lower risk of committing suicide, according to the findings of a study published in the journal Cancer. However, this population was found to have the same prevalence of suicidal thoughts as the general population.

Cancer patients—and lung cancer patients in particular—have a greater risk for COVID-19 mortality compared to the general population, so it’s important to minimize their risk of exposure. The pandemic has changed the way cancer care is delivered. A study evaluating the effect this has had on lung cancer care found that more than half of patients experienced changes in their cancer care.

A study gleaned the perspectives of older women in terms of how they would feel about undergoing breast cancer treatments if diagnosed with early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

Almost 70% of colorectal cancer patients require better nutritional support, according to new research published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Women who underwent more extensive breast cancer surgery had worse psychosocial outcomes, particularly poorer body image, sexual health, and anxiety, according to a study.

Black women with breast cancer experience delays in starting treatment and longer treatment duration compared to white women, according to a study published in the journal Cancer.