Supportive care to relieve cancer-related fatigue underutilised by breast cancer survivors

IMAGE: This is Dr. Di Meglio. view more Credit: ESMO Lugano, Switzerland, 22 May 2020 - Cancer-related fatigue is a prevalent and potentially persistent issue among breast cancer survivors, which can prevent them from returning to their previous life well after treatment ends and they are declared free of [...] Click here to view [...]

For cancer patients, anxiety of pandemic comes on multiple fronts

Melanoma patient Richard Hill speaks at a Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats event. (Source: Courtesy) MAUI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The pandemic is taking a toll on many. But the crisis is proving extra stressful for cancer patients already worried about their health. He has had 10 diagnosed in the last [...] Click here to view [...]

Transforming Reality: Using Virtual Reality to Treat Patients with Cancer

More cancer centers are introducing virtual reality headsets, which can help relieve anxiety and pain and educate patients about their treatments. Given the choice of being on a beach or in an oncology ward, most people would choose the beach. So, if there was a technology that allowed you [...] Click here to view [...]

Disney Movies May Improve Quality of Life in Women with Gynecologic Cancer on Chemotherapy

Women with gynecologic cancers may find themselves in a whole new world of improved quality of life by tuning into Disney movies, according to a study. “Cancer and its treatment with chemotherapy can be physically and psychologically demanding for patients. Notably, among the major worries of women with gynecologic [...] Click here to view [...]

Association between shoulder range of motion and pain catastrophizing scale in breast cancer patients after surgery

Researchers examined the link of pain catastrophizing with shoulder pain in patients with decreased shoulder range of motion in the postoperative period. Among 53 patients who underwent surgery due to breast cancer, the group with limited shoulder range of motion exhibited the median pain catastrophizing scale value of 27 [...] Click here to view [...]

Opinion: We Still Lack Evidence that Cannabis Treats Cancer Pain

Cannabis products, in the form of the plant’s flowers, isolated cannabinoids, or synthetic cannabinoid preparations, are increasingly used as medicine, especially with the intention of treating cancer-related ills. But there is a serious dearth of rigorous data to support many of these indications. There is no randomized controlled evidence [...] Click here to view [...]

Sharp Climb in Weight Gain After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Kristin Jenkins Significant weight gain after a diagnosis of breast cancer may be a bigger problem than previously thought, and clinicians need to do more to help patients manage it, say the authors of a national survey conducted in Australia. "We found that two-thirds of our respondents were currently [...] Click here to view [...]

My rare colon cancer has meant years of chronic pain. Why I work at not letting it show.

Courtesy of Denise Teter When I go to a doctor’s appointment, I put on some under-eye concealer. Who wants to see the dark bags I’m carrying around that are not packed for a Caribbean vacation? It’s just my baggage from fighting chronic pain for years — and it’s definitely [...] Click here to view [...]

New Strong Survivors cancer rehab lab opens at SIU

Phil Anton is the director of the SIU Carbondale Strong Survivors program. The program's new laboratory opened Wednesday. Phil Anton, director of Strong Survivors at SIU, talks on Wednesday about his cousin Julie A. Honerkamp during an open house for the lab that will bear her name. CARBONDALE — [...] Click here to view [...]