Obesity and psychosocial well-being among patients with cancer

In a study published in Psycho-Oncology , excess weight was linked with poorer psychosocial health among older adults diagnosed with breast cancer or prostate cancer. The association was not seen in older patients with colon cancer, however. In the study of 4,159 patients, obesity was consistently associated with a [...] Click here to view [...]

Mental Health Comorbidities Among Elderly Breast Cancer Survivors Linked With Opioid Use

Among more than 10,000 women breast cancer survivors aged 65 years or older who started adjuvant endocrine therapy, those who had a mental health comorbidity were 33% more likely to use opioids. Previous research has indicated that approximately 40% of patients with breast cancer experience some type of mental [...] Click here to view [...]

Assessment of psychological distress among cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy in Saudi Arabia

Accepted for publication 13 June 2019 Published 20 August 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 691—700 Checked for plagiarism Yes Peer reviewer comments 3 Turky H Almigbal, 1 Khalid M Almutairi, 2 Jack B Fu, 3 Jason M Vinluan, 2 Eyad Alhelih, 4 Wadi B Alonazi, 5 Mohammed Ali Batais, 1 [...] Click here to view [...]

Better approach to treat cancer

A cancer diagnosis would once push patients into a state of deep despair and anxiety. Patients used to approach the diagnosis with a fatalistic attitude and were apprehensive of the treatment. The surgical treatment was considered to be mutilating and radiation used to lead to complications and a quality [...] Click here to view [...]

Your Cancer Answers: How can I benefit from an oncology social worker?

Question: How can I benefit from an oncology scial worker during or after my cancer treatment? When a person is diagnosed with cancer, everyone’s main focus is always the physical health of the person and rightly so, but people should never neglect the emotional issues associated with cancer. Oncology [...] Click here to view [...]

We’ll Say It So You Don’t Have To: PROSTATE CANCER IS NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF!

Let’s get real for a minute. Many men experience shame as a result of their prostate cancer diagnosis. Why? There is no concrete answer to this, objectively prostate cancer is no more cause for shame than blood cancer or brain cancer. But if we look at prostate cancer objectively, [...] Click here to view [...]

Improving mental health of young people with cancer

Credit: CC0 Public Domain More research is urgently needed to improve the mental health of young people during and after cancer treatment and improve their access to clinical trials, concludes a new study published in the journal BMJ Open . In the first study of its kind, involving researchers [...] Click here to view [...]

Patient survey reveals flaws in cancer treatment

Professor Christobel Saunders In order to really put the patient at the centre of care, we first need to understand the things that matter most to patients including their experiences of their disease and treatment and then improve our services based on this information.An international survey of more than [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-08-11T20:12:05-04:00August 11th, 2019|Cancer, News & Latest Research, Psychology|0 Comments

Cancer treatment: ‘Men should talk about hair loss’

'Men don't talk about [hair-loss], which says a lot about they are dealing with it' "Telling my mum was horrible. I remember her coming home from work and I said 'mum everything is fine, [but] my hair is starting to fall out'." Nic Cumpilido, 24, faced surgery, chemotherapy and [...] Click here to view [...]