Obesity linked to worse psychosocial outcomes among patients with breast, prostate cancer

The physical symptoms of cancer often are accompanied by equally profound psychosocial struggles. Most patients with cancer grapple with some degree of anxiety, depression or shock as they undertake treatment for their disease. However, certain patients may experience more intense psychosocial effects than others. According to a study published [...] Click here to view [...]

Virtual realities: research reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

Research led by Temple’s Sbarro Institute shows that use of virtual reality can reduce anxiety and improve mood in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. The Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, led by Antonio Giordano (pictured), recently published results of a study demonstrating that virtual reality [...] Click here to view [...]

Asian parents with terminally ill children may not share psychological pain with their spouses

A study of families in Singapore with terminally ill children found that parents tend to defer discussing their psychological pain with their spouses to protect them from emotional distress. The study, conducted by psychologists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) through interviews, revealed the parents' preference to support [...] Click here to view [...]

2020-01-16T23:05:22-05:00January 16th, 2020|Cancer, News & Latest Research, Psychology|0 Comments

People with mental illness less likely to get cancer screening

(Reuters Health) - People with mental illness get screened for cancer at much lower rates than the general population, which may contribute to higher rates of cancer deaths among the mentally ill, researchers say. In a review of 47 previous studies covering 4.7 million people in 10 countries, the [...] Click here to view [...]

Lenexa woman reveals mental health challenges that cancer patients face

LENEXA, Kan. — Everyday, simple pleasures like the scent of a candle and a refreshing glass of water are filled with new meaning for one local breast cancer survivor. Shalena Prude, of Lenexa, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 at 38 years old. Now, she's loving life. But [...] Click here to view [...]

9 Important Cancer Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

Because I am a survivor, I’m often asked about the underbelly of cancer patient etiquette. Everyone wants to know the best way to support a loved one who has received a diagnosis. I compiled this list based on my own experience and then consulted with a few of my [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-12-30T17:50:53-05:00December 30th, 2019|Cancer, News & Latest Research, Psychology|0 Comments

Reigniting your sex life after cancer

JOE LLOYD/ STUFFLet's talk about sex: Physiotherapist and pelvic health expert Sharon Wilson finds men are sometimes reluctant to broach the topic of dysfunction. If you're diagnosed with cancer, you want to survive. And if you survive, you want your quality of life back. At some point that's also [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-12-06T19:55:17-05:00December 6th, 2019|Prostate Cancer, Psychology|0 Comments

Depression affects one-third of lung cancer patients

Depression can have serious consequences for lung cancer patients. Study finds impact on pain, hopelessness, day-to-day function About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests. For many of these patients — particularly [...] Click here to view [...]

I’ve got cancer-induced insomnia and it’s breaking me physically and mentally

I'VE hit a brick wall. A big cancer -shaped brick wall. I've hit a cancer-shaped brick wall, I'm completely and utterly exhausted Credit: bowelbabe/Instagram I've never felt tiredness like it I'm completely and utterly exhausted, I'm not sure I've ever felt tiredness like this. Like most people, I've struggled [...] Click here to view [...]