Using Telerehabilitation to Improve Function and Pain in Advanced Cancer Patients

Prostate Cancer , Genitourinary Cancers , News A collaborative telerehabilitation approach offered modest improvements to pain and function in patients with advanced cancers, including prostate, breast, and other malignancies. The addition of pharmacological pain management generally did not improve these outcomes further. Approaches such as the Collaborative Care Model [...] Click here to view [...]

Chinese Researchers Reveal Mechanism of Chronic Stress Promoting Breast Cancer Development

Nano technology offers hope for better cancer testing. Pixabay Chinese researchers have revealed the mechanism of how chronic stress promotes breast cancer development, shedding light on future clinical treatment for cancer. Cancer patients often suffer negative emotions such as anxiety, despair and fear, which are risk factors facilitating tumour [...] Click here to view [...]

Are you stressing your way to cancer? Experts associate negative emotions with the disease

Related BEIJING: Chinese researchers have revealed the mechanism of how chronic stress promotes breast cancer development, shedding light on future clinical treatment for cancer. Cancer patients often suffer negative emotions such as anxiety, despair and fear, which are risk factors facilitating tumour growth as well as promoting cancer progression. [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-04-10T15:15:36-04:00April 10th, 2019|Anxiety & Depression, Breast Cancer, Psychology|0 Comments

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase. It was all part of a special kind of medical fitness test for older patients that’s starting to catch on among cancer doctors. Instead [...] Click here to view [...]

Lowcountry students using virtual reality to help children with cancer in Sweden

Local students at Porter-Gaud are using technology to help ease the anxiety and fear faced by children undergoing cancer treatments. (WCIV) Local students at Porter-Gaud School are using technology to help ease the anxiety and fear faced by children undergoing cancer treatments. Senior students have spent months collaborating with [...] Click here to view [...]

Weekend fishing retreat offers men in cancer recovery process support, fellowship

Late Saturday morning, Vern Wilson of College Station stood with his own volunteer fly-fishing instructor just off the banks of a large, clear pond stocked with bass at the Double H Ranch in Navasota. As the 81-year-old stood in the sunshine, he practiced casting out on the water and [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer: Does mental health influence a person’s outlook?

New research that now appears in the British Journal of Cancer suggests that a person's history of mental health issues may raise their risk of dying from cancer following diagnosis. Mental health can play a key role in the outlook of someone who has just received a cancer diagnosis. [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-03-20T10:04:48-04:00March 20th, 2019|Cancer, Psychology|0 Comments

Behavioral Therapy Intervention on Sleep Quality and Cancer-Related Fatigue

Purpose To determine 1-year outcomes of a four-component behavioral therapy (BT) sleep intervention (Individualized Sleep Promotion Plan [ISPP]) versus a healthy eating control (HEC) on cancer related fatigue in women receiving breast cancer adjutant chemotherapy treatment (CTX). Patients and Methods A total of 219 participants from 12 oncology clinics were randomly assigned in a [...]

Mirror therapy for the alleviation of phantom limb pain following amputation

Background/Aim: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a debilitating condition that affects 50–85% of patients following an amputation and significantly diminishes their quality of life. Mirror therapy has been reported to have potential success for the alleviation of PLP. However, due to a lack of understanding of the mechanisms underlying PLP and the fact that [...]

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