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A cross-sectional survey of pain catastrophising and acupuncture use among breast cancer survivors.

CONCLUSIONS: High levels of pain catastrophising, and specifically the processes of rumination and magnification, were associated with greater acupuncture use. We believe this could have important implications for understanding which population is more likely to seek acupuncture treatment and how this alternative therapy could be better targeted to these patients. PMID: 27177930 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Geriatric oncology incorporates comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and traditional oncology care. OBJECTIVES: The aims are to identify limitations reflected by mean scores on the CGA instruments and describe the CGA recommendations documented in the medical record. METHODS: CGA was administered and consisted of the Timed Up and Go Test, the Activities of Daily Living Scale, the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale, grip strength, falls, pain, the Brief Fatigue Inventory, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the Geriatric Depression Scale, the Mini-Cog, and the Mini Nutr...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
The California attorney general has filed an emergency request with the state court of appeals to reverse a lower court ruling to invalidate the End of Life Option Act. The End of Life Option Act remains in effect until further notice. Similar to laws in Washington, D.C. and six other states, the California law gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or less to live to the option to request prescription medication they can decide to take to end unbearable suffering and die peacefully in their sleep. Last Tuesday, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia invalidated the law ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Bone Pain;   Breast Carcinoma Metastatic in the Bone Interventions:   Procedure: Biospecimen Collection;   Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis;   Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment;   Other: Questionnaire Administration Sponsors:   Wake Forest University Health Sciences;   National Cancer Institute (NCI) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Priyank A. Shenoy, Andy Kuo, Nemat Khan, Louise Gorham, Janet R. Nicholson, Laura Corradini, Irina Vetter, Maree T. Smith
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
BREAST cancer symptoms usually begin with a lump, but all signs should be checked by a doctor. These are the symptoms you should never ignore - is pain one of the symptoms of a deadly tumour?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: Incidence of FN was low during the chemotherapy by primary prophylaxis with pegfilgrastim. The ANC nadir was seen on day 7 after chemotherapy. Bone pain with pegfilgrastim was well tolerated during TAC chemotherapy. PMID: 29732352 [PubMed]
Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
This report would examine developments at the state and federal-level, court cases, and current views from stakeholders. Policy Questions Which states have PAS laws and what do those laws provide? What protections against abuse of PAS?What have the Supreme Court and lower courts held regarding individuals’ rights under PAS laws? The laws themselves?Is there evidence that persons with disabilities are being denied treatment by insurance companies but offered PAS instead, as NCD predicted?How is PAS viewed by disability organizations? Has this evolved in the past 13 years? If so why? If not, why?Are persons with disabi...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
Conclusions While new advances in plastic surgery may improve on cosmetic outcomes for breast cancer patients, increased discussion with radiation oncologists is needed to appropriately select candidates for these procedures. Prospective trials are necessary to ensure that these new techniques do not compromise oncologic outcomes.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology 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
ConclusionThe polyphenolic-rich essential oils and plant-based waxes in this nail bed balm profoundly reduced chemotherapy-related nail damage and improved nail-related quality of life, compared to a control. A further analysis is planned combining this balm with nail bed cooling.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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