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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cancer related fatigue managed with acupuncture and acupressure

Aim Of This Study T his study was conducted to assess the effects of acupuncture and acupressure in managing cancer-related fatigue. Its purpose was also to determine whether a larger trial using these therapies would be feasible. Method The 47 predominantly female participants in this study were randomised into three groups. Fifteen participants formed [...]

Effects of exercise dose and type on sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy

To examine the effects of different doses and types of exercise on sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. A multicenter trial in Canada randomized 301 breast cancer patients between 2008 and 2011 to thrice weekly, supervised exercise during chemotherapy consisting of either a standard dose of 25–30 min of aerobic exercise (STAN; [...]

Influence of taste disorders on dietary behaviors in cancer patients under chemotherapy

Objectives To determine the relationship between energy and nutrient consumption with chemosensory changes in cancer patients under chemotherapy. Methods We carried out a cross-sectional study, enrolling 60 subjects. Cases were defined as patients with cancer diagnosis after their second chemotherapy cycle (n = 30), and controls were subjects without cancer (n = 30). Subjective [...]

Women’s experiences of cognitive changes or ‘chemobrain’ following treatment for breast cancer

Changes to functioning and cognition are commonly reported following chemotherapy. These changes are highly individual, and may not be fully recognised or understood. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women worldwide, yet little is known about the impact of cognitive changes for these women following treatment and many do not benefit [...]

Identifying and Treating Magnesium Deficiency in Cancer Patients Receiving Platinum-based Chemotherapy

In this article, we review the prevalence of magnesium (Mg) deficiency in patients undergoing platinum-based chemotherapy (PBC), summarize research on IV and oral Mg in supportive care, discuss the role of Mg in carcinogenesis, explore different forms of oral Mg, investigate current best evidence on the effect of Mg on survivorship, and review ways [...]

2019-03-17T12:02:31-04:00February 2nd, 2016|Cancer, Chemotherapy, Dietary|0 Comments

Effect of Ginger on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and/or Vomiting in Cancer Patients

The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of ginger on chemotherapy-induced nausea and/or vomiting. Design: The study was carried out on cancer patients receiving chemotherapcutic agents in the haematology clinic of a training hospital between March 01, 2011 and July 29, 2011. Subjects: The study group was composed of intervention (n=15) and [...]

2019-03-17T13:53:43-04:00February 1st, 2016|Cancer, Chemotherapy, Dietary, Gastrointestinal|0 Comments
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