Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
We examined the degree to which persistent breast pain and experience as a cancer caregiver were related to cancer worry and perceived risk in first-degree relatives of women with breast cancer (N = 85) and how catastrophic thoughts about breast pain could impact these relationships. There was a significant interaction between persistent breast pain and pain catastrophizing in predicting cancer worry (p = .03); among women who engaged in pain catastrophizing, cancer worry remained high even in the absence of breast pain. Pain catastrophizing also moderated the relationships between caregiving in...
Conclusions: No difference in cosmetic results was found between HF and CF in our patients. Great satisfaction regarding cosmetic outcome of cancer treatment was reported, given by 98% of excellent/good cosmesis, and 94% of patients who would receive treatment again. PMID: 29662532 [PubMed]
BREAST cancer symptoms and signs usually include a lump, or thickened area of tissue. These are all of the symptoms to look out for - but is pain a sign of a cancerous tumour?
We present a patient with breast cancer metastatic to the pelvis, with associated severe pelvic and right lower limb pain. Due to progressive disease, her pain worsened despite aggressive opioid dose escalations. She ultimately underwent percutaneous left anterolateral cervical cordotomy for malignant right leg pain, resulting in complete resolution of leg pain. We propose that, in select patients with neoplasm-related pain, cordotomy may prove very effective. Level of Evidence V
This study assesses whether a scalp-cooling device is effective in reducing chemotherapy-induced alopecia, and assesses adverse treatment effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study including women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy and scalp cooling using a Paxman device. The primary efficacy end points were: successful hair preservation (no hair loss;
Conclusion Due to the low performance of women in using screening methods such as mammography and breast self-examination, it seems necessary to design programs in order to educate women about methods of breast cancer screening. Also, it appears essential to establish changes in lifestyle such as changing diet and pay more attention to physical activity that can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
A reduced range of motion on the affected side suggests the breast cancer population had less varied movement strategies, keeping movements in narrower ranges to avoid disability, pain, or subacromial impingement. This investigation produced an unprecedentedly diverse collection of three-dimensional humerothoracic and scapulothoracic kinematics for a breast cancer population. Documentation of physical capability, dysfunction, and adaptive strategies is a crucial step towards developing targeted strategies for enhancing functional recovery in breast cancer survivors.
Conclusions Secondary mastopexy after 2-stage subcutaneous expander/implant breast reconstruction is uncommon, but if needed, it may be safely performed to correct ptosis and improve breast shape, symmetry, and function.
Rakesh Garg, Swati Bhan, Saurabh VigIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2018 62(4):254-262 Surgical resection of the primary tumour with axillary dissection is one of the main modalities of breast cancer treatment. Regional blocks have been considered as one of the modalities for effective perioperative pain control. With the advent of ultrasound, newer interventions such as fascial plane blocks have been reported for perioperative analgesia in breast surgeries. Our aim is to review the literature for fascial plane blocks for analgesia in breast surgeries. The research question for initiating the review was 'What are the re...
CONCLUSIONS: Concurrent bevacizumab with locoregional radiotherapy is associated with acceptable 3-years toxicity in patients with breast cancer. PMID: 29650388 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]