Honey in Reducing Pain Due to Radiation Induced Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

There are various drugs tried for relieving pain associated with radiation-induced mucositis. This paper aims to study role of honey in relieving pain due to radiation induced mucositis in head and neck cancer patients receiving concomitant chemoradiation. Materials and Methods: A randomized controlled trial on 78 subjects (40 in test group and 38 in [...]

Lung Cancer, natural supplements and alternative ways to have healthy pulmonary function

Probiotics The physiology and pathology of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts are closely related. This similarity between the two organs may underlie why dysfunction in one organ may induce illness in the other. For example, smoking is a major risk factor for COPD and IBD and increases the risk of developing Crohn's disease. Probiotics [...]

2019-03-17T11:57:40-04:00February 2nd, 2016|Dietary, Gastrointestinal, Other Cancer|0 Comments

Acupuncture showed improved salivary flow rates and decreased xerostomia, suggesting that acupuncture minimized the severity of radiation-induced xerostomia

Acupuncture has many beneficial effects during cancer therapy and has proven efficacy in the management of side effects induced by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In this review, we discussed the benefits of acupuncture on cancer patients. In cancer pain management, acupuncture is effective for head and neck pain, waist pain, abdominal and chest pain. Many [...]

Physical training has a positive effect on the patient’s endurance and strength capacity

This randomized controlled trial tested the effects of a specially designed strength and endurance training on the independence and quality of life in lung cancer patients in stages IIIA/IIIB/IV during palliative chemotherapy. Methods Between August 2010 and December 2011, 46 patients were randomized into two groups receiving either conventional physiotherapy or special physiotherapeutic training. [...]

Chest physiotherapy is recommended for patients with lung cancer, underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis who have poor cough reflex to maintain bronchial hygiene

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer. It is responsible for more cancer-related deaths than the total of the other common cancers such as breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer.1 Patients with lung cancer have a high mortality as well as high morbidity. In most of the patients, cancer-related symptoms are seen. These [...]

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation can be safely used for the reduction of pain for patients with advanced lung cancer

Patients with lung cancer have high mortality and high morbidity. Lung cancer-related symptoms and problems such as dyspnea, fatigue, pain, and cachexia that begin in the early phase later result in poor physical functioning, psychosocial, and quality of life status. In addition, advancing age is associated with significant comorbidity. These patients may benefit from [...]

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