Cancer Patients Thrive With the Sound of Music...

Does music therapy, or just listening to music have benefits for people living with cancer? Check out what studies say and how you can benefit.
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: health Source Type: news

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Maxim Shevtsov, Emil Pitkin, Alexander Ischenko, Stefan Stangl, William Khachatryan, Oleg Galibin, Stanley Edmond, Dominik Lobinger, Gabriele Multhoff
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Pacheco JM, Camidge DR PMID: 30892100 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeLung cancer (LC) is the most common source of brain metastases (BM). Because of the difficulty in predicting LC patients who will develop BM, we aimed to identify the clinical and serologic markers that could predict the presence of BM in LC patients.MethodsWe analyzed a cohort of LC patients sent for neurooncological consultation for any neurologic symptom at a cancer center from June 2013 to July 2017. Inclusion criteria: histologically confirmed LC, age ≥ 18 years and complete clinical records. Exclusion criteria: BM diagnosis before our consultation and absence of MRI. Oncologic history, c...
Source: Clinical and Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: SBRT is a safe and efficacious treatment for adrenal metastases, demonstrating local tumor control. Further study of the impact on survival and quality of life is warranted.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Opinion statementPalliative care in cancer patients requires a continuous reprioritization of effort. This review describes the need for this reprioritization and uses smoking cessation as a case-in-point. The treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer has changed dramatically in the past few years. Interestingly, patients who had previously smoked now have an improved prognosis —for a variety of reasons. This review discusses this last observation in detail and raises the question of how forcefully we should advise smoking cessation in patients with incurable metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.
Source: Current Treatment Options in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Koichi Takayama Reports on the use of cryobiopsy (CB) for lung cancer diagnosis are limited. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the safety and usefulness of CB using radial endobronchial ultrasonography, without a guide sheath, for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions and determine the utility of stamp cytology, an on-site diagnostic technique for determining tumor inclusion in CB samples. We retrospectively analyzed data for 35 patients (36 lesions) with suspected peripheral lung cancer who underwent CB between August 2017 and February 2019 at our medical facility. The diagnostic yield, incidence ...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
BackgroundThe study was conducted to compare the effectiveness and safety of pemetrexed/carboplatin or cisplatin/bevacizumab (PemPBev) and paclitaxel/carboplatin/bevacizumab (PacCBev) as first ‐line therapy for advanced non‐squamous non‐small cell lung cancer (NS‐NSCLC) patients with wild‐type driver genes in a real‐world setting.MethodsWe retrospectively collected the medical records of advanced NS ‐NSCLC patients with wild‐type driver genes administered first‐line PemPBev or PacCBev therapy at Shanghai Chest Hospital between January 2014 and June 2016, and analyzed the differences in survival outcomes, ...
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe observed that long sleep duration increases cancer-specific mortality for all-cancers and lung cancers, while all-cause mortality is increased for breast cancer survivors. Limitations were found within the existing literature that need to be addressed in future studies in order to improve the understanding regarding the exact magnitude of the effect between sleep duration and site-specific mortality.
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news
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Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
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