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

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 [...]

Clinical hypnosis in the enhancement of quality of life of terminally ill cancer patients

The fact that terminal cancer patients experience considerable psychological distress is now undisputed, but the effectiveness of psychological treatments in relieving this suffering is less clear. The aim of the present research was to evaluate the efficacy of clinical hypnosis in the enhancement of quality of life of patients with far-advanced cancer. Fifty terminally [...]

Motives that cancer patients in oncological care have for consulting a psychologist

Most people with cancer are able to deal with the mental turmoil with support from ordinary health care, family and friends. However, by themselves or by attentive health-care workers some patients are referred to specialists within the psychosocial field, foremost social workers and psychologists. This paper deals with patients’ motives for seeing a psychologist. [...]

2019-03-17T11:48:48-04:00February 11th, 2016|Anxiety & Depression, Cancer, Psychology|0 Comments

The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients

Massage therapy has proven to reduce the subjectively perceived symptom of pain in oncological patients receiving palliative care. Remission of the symptoms of anxiety and depression, examined secondarily, was also achieved. Despite the different characteristics of the population, similar results with respect to reducing pain were achieved in four out of six studies [...]

Massage therapy study at a major cancer center

Massage is increasingly applied to relieve symptoms in patients with cancer. This practice is supported by evidence from small randomized trials. No study has examined massage therapy outcome in a large group of patients. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, patients report symptom severity pre- and post-massage therapy using 0-10 rating scales of pain, fatigue, [...]

Massage is a useful tool for improving symptom management and reducing suffering in palliative care patients

Aims: To describe the integration of massage therapy into a palliative care service and to examine the relationship between massage and symptoms in patients with advanced illnesses. Between April 1, 2009, and July 31, 2010, 153 patients received massage at the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System. Data on pain, anxiety, dyspnea, relaxation, and [...]

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