Suicide: A Major Threat to Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship CORRESPONDENCE

Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

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ConclusionsOlder patients with cancer have a higher suicide risk. Early mental health support needs to be provided with consideration of prediagnosis mental disorders during follow-up after cancer diagnosis.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Discussion: In cancer patients, transcriptomes have been postulated to mediate suicide by targeted action on human brain. DE of putative genes associated with suicide have been demonstrated in HNSCC tumor. These DEs could predispose the patients to suicidal ideation/behavior in confluence with immediate psychosocial constructs. Addressing depression and suicidal thoughts in cancer patients would help to mitigate the risk of suicide.
Source: Journal of Orofacial Sciences - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
Reena Goswami1, Gayatri Subramanian2, Liliya Silayeva1, Isabelle Newkirk1, Deborah Doctor1, Karan Chawla2, Saurabh Chattopadhyay2, Dhyan Chandra3, Nageswararao Chilukuri1 and Venkaiah Betapudi1,4* 1Neuroscience Branch, Research Division, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen, MD, United States 2Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, OH, United States 3Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, United States 4Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University, Clev...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Eckel HE, Bradley PJ Abstract Recent advances in minimal access surgery have shown promise in the treatment of limited hypopharyngeal lesions. In spite of their functionally excellent results in individual patients, it currently remains unlikely that these approaches will gain a more major universal impact on hypopharyngeal cancer care. In advanced stage hypopharyngeal cancer, the use of the traditional radical surgery, such as laryngo-pharyngectomy, is no longer accepted by many patients. In recent years, most would rather opt for less mutilating treatment, preferring a non-surgical option. Patients, fami...
Source: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Adv Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
Authors: Mahalingam S, Spielmann P Abstract Quality of life (QoL) is an important consideration in the management of individuals with head and neck cancer. The poor prognosis and significant impact of treatment modalities on function of the salivary glands, larynx and pharynx combine to make hypopharyngeal carcinoma a particularly challenging condition to treat. The impact of diagnosis and treatment on health related QoL is substantial. There is increased understanding that organ preservation does not necessarily correlate with function preservation as was previously expected. The impact on QoL, of chemoradiotherap...
Source: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Adv Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The risk factors associated with suicidal ideation among patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) have rarely been investigated. Thus, this study proposed an effective screening model to facilitate the identification of patients with...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Abstract Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) are at high risk for developing depressive symptoms and a major depressive disorder as comorbidities. Depression can affect quality of life (QOL), with data indicating an associated increased risk of recurrence and mortality for patients with HNC. The purpose of this article is to urge oncology nurses to consider depression as an important comorbidity in the care plan for patients with HNC. Resources allocated for depression prevention and screening can decrease symptoms, the incidence of suicidal ideation, and healthcare-associated costs while improving QOL and mo...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Prospective longitudinal study with one-year follow-up.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough survival rates in cancer have improved because of improved treatments, the risk of death by suicide remains a problem for cancer survivors, particularly those with HNC.
Source: Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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