Half Report Severe Side Effects from Breast Cancer Therapy

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Conclusion: Estimating the burden of chronic toxicities should contribute to enhance rational decision-making on treatments including chemotherapy in patients with low versus high risk of recurrence.Breast Care
Source: Breast Care - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Andrea Sitlinger, Rebecca A. Shelby, Alyssa N. Van Denburg, Heidi White, Sarah N. Edmond, Paul K. Marcom, Hayden B. Bosworth, Francis J. Keefe, Gretchen G. KimmickAbstractObjectiveTo explore the impact of symptoms on physical function in women on adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer.MethodsEligible women were postmenopausal, had hormone receptor positive, stage I-IIIA breast cancer, completed surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and on adjuvant endocrine therapy. At a routine follow-up visit, women (N = 107) complete...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This article, however, is more of a commentary on high level strategy and the effects of regulation, coupled with a desire to forge ahead rather than hold back in the matter of treating aging, thus I concur with much more of what is said than is usually the case. For decades, one of the most debated questions in gerontology was whether aging is a disease or the norm. At present, excellent reasoning suggests aging should be defined as a disease - indeed, aging has been referred to as "normal disease." Aging is the sum of all age-related diseases and this sum is the best biomarker of aging. Aging and its d...
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People who have undergone chemotherapy or radiotherapy suffer a reduced life expectancy and increased risk of suffering other age-related conditions even when the cancer is defeated. These cancer therapies produce large numbers of senescent cells, both as a result of their toxicity and because they force cancerous cells into senescence. It is quite likely that this is the primary mechanism by which successful cancer treatments nonetheless shorten later lifespan. This could be considered a true form of accelerated aging, as the accumulation of senescent cells is one of the root causes of aging. These cells secrete signals t...
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AbstractObjectiveTo assess the effectiveness of Yishen Jiangu Granules ( 益肾健骨颗粒, YSJGG) on aromatase inhibitor-associated musculoskeletal symptoms (AIMSS).MethodsA single-arm, open-label study was conducted in 34 postmenopausal women with breast cancer who experienced AIMSS. Patients were treated with YSJGG for 12 weeks (12.4 g orally twice daily). The primary outcome was a change in the mean worst pain score of Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form (BPI-SF) over 12 weeks, and the second outcomes included changes in pain severity and pain-related interference of BPI-SF and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Os...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsWhile QoL in disease-free breast cancer survivors 5  years post-diagnosis was largely comparable to the general population on average, still many survivors suffered from adverse effects. There appears to be a need for ongoing screening and support regarding fatigue, sleep problems, cognitive problems, arthralgia/pain, menopausal/sexual symptoms, phy sical performance, and weight problems during and several years following breast cancer therapy.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Cognitive impairment can affect daily functioning, quality of life, and capacity to work in patients with cancer and those in remission. Consequently, cognitive assessment is now an important and necessary part of a comprehensive oncological care plan. Cancer-related cognitive impairment might be due to the direct effects of the cancer itself, nonspecific factors, or comorbid conditions that are independent of the disease and/or due to the adverse effects of the treatment or combination of treatments given for the disease. The prevalence and extent of cognitive impairment associated with cancer is recognized but...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognition Current Issue Neuro oncology Neurology Review cancer chemotherapy cognitive impairment neuropsychological assessment treatment Source Type: research
ConclusionsOverall, women with MBC receiving first-line endocrine therapy have a good QOL. The addition of palbociclib to letrozole maintains health-related QOL and improves pain scores in treatment-na ïve postmenopausal patients with ER+/HER2− MBC compared with letrozole alone. Significantly greater delay in deterioration of health-related QOL was observed in patients without progression versus those who progressed and in patients with an objective response versus non-responders.ClinicalTrials .gov: NCT01740427 (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01740427)
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study assessed the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation program on cardiorespiratory fitness, quality of life, and depressive symptoms in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Charts were reviewed to evaluate the cardiac rehabilitation model. The program consisted of 1 weekly supervised session for 22 group sessions. Each patient was provided with personalized aerobic and resistance exercises plus 12 group educational sessions to encourage behavioral adoption to a healthy lifestyle. Cardiorespiratory fitness (direct VO2peak), quality of life (Short Form-36 Health Status [SF-36] and Functional Assessment of Cancer Ther...
Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev Source Type: research
Conclusions Five years after surgery, the patients showed regular func tionality levels on the ipsilateral upper limb and decreased quality of life, especially in the group manifesting pain.Resumo Objetivo Avaliar se h á correlação entre a funcionalidade e a qualidade de vida em pacientes com sobrevida de cinco anos submetidas ao tratamento cirúrgico para câncer de mama e, secundariamente, avaliar a função do membro superior homolateral à cirurgia, e a qualidade de vida em função do tipo de cirurgia mamá ria e da presença de dor. Méto...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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