Many cancer patients take alternative meds but don’t tell their doctors

(HealthDay)—One out of every three U.S. cancer patients uses alternative or complementary therapies, but many keep that info from their doctors, a new study finds. That's a real concern, the study's lead author said, especially when it comes to supplements and cancer radiation therapy. "You don't know what's in [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-04-11T17:05:26-04:00April 11th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Radiotherapy|0 Comments

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 [...]

Shoulder exercises while undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer

To investigate the effect of shoulder exercises during radiotherapy in relation to prevention of locoregional physical complications: limitation of range of motion (ROM) and functional capacity, arm circumference and scar tissue adhesion. Methods: Sixty-six women without shoulder ROM impairment following breast cancer surgery that included complete axillary dissection were allocated to one of two [...]

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Plus Hypnosis Intervention to Control Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer

The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy plus hypnosis (CBTH) to control fatigue in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy. We hypothesized that patients in the CBTH group receiving radiotherapy would have lower levels of fatigue than patients in an attention control group. Patients and Methods Patients (n [...]

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 [...]

Naturopathic Support for Breast Cancer Patients

I have been treating women with breast cancer for over ten years, and I believe naturopathic medicine can help counter the growing incidence of this disease. It can also help women with breast cancer undergoing conventional chemo- or radiation therapy. A comprehensive naturopathic treatment program can make a significant difference in patients' ability to [...]

Top 10 Research Questions Related to Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship

In the United States, there are more than 14 million cancer survivors. Many of these survivors have been treated with multimodal therapy including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies. These therapies improve survival; however, they also cause acute and chronic side effects that can undermine health and quality of life. Physical activity (PA) [...]

Cognitive–behavioral therapy and hypnosis is an effective means for controlling and potentially preventing fatigue in breast cancer radiotherapy patients

The study purpose was to test the effectiveness of a psychological intervention combining cognitive–behavioral therapy and hypnosis (CBTH) to treat radiotherapy-related fatigue. Design: Women (n = 42) scheduled for breast cancer radiotherapy were randomly assigned to receive standard medical care (SMC) (n = 20) or a CBTH intervention (n = 22) in addition to [...]

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