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Medical News Today: What to know about breast cancer and back pain

A look at breast cancer and back pain, a symptom in later stages of the disease. Included is detail on the link and self-care options people can try.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

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ConclusionsThe survivorship phase of breast cancer requires a multidisciplinary collaboration involving either the cancer-care medical team or APA professionals to manage psychophysical outcomes. A specific APA protocol may represent an effective countermeasure to reduce post-treatment upper limb disability and improve the quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Participation in structured APA protocols should be maintained over time to preserve the achieved benefits.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBreast cancer bone metastasis develops as the result of a series of complex interactions between tumor cells, bone marrow cells, and resident bone cells. The net effect of these interactions are the disruption of normal bone homeostasis, often with significantly increased osteoclast and osteoblast activity, which has provided a rational target for controlling tumor progression, with little or no emphasis on tumor eradication. Indeed, the clinical course of metastatic breast cancer is relatively long, with patients likely to experience sequential skeletal-related events (SREs), often over lengthy periods of time, ev...
Source: Calcified Tissue International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study investigated whether performing this intervention prior to every doxorubicin treatment for breast cancer reduced subclinical cardiotoxicity and treatment symptoms.MethodsTwenty-four women with early stage breast cancer were randomly assigned to perform a 30-min, vigorous-intensity treadmill bout 24  h prior to each of four doxorubicin-containing chemotherapy treatments or to usual care. Established echocardiographic and circulating biomarkers of subclinical cardiotoxicity, as well as blood pressure and body weight were measured before the first and 7–14 days after the last treatment. The R otterd...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Here's the truth. "The Secret Suckiness to Life After Breast Cancer" . Go read it. Judith Basya writes the truth. There is no new normal. Cancer lurks for ever. And life on some levels, really does suck after breast cancer. And they never told us about it and we don't get to talk about it.Judith raises some good points including this one which resonates with me most:" And why is my situation only to be discussed in therapy, while other people ’s job woes are acceptable dinner-table fodder? "Yes, really? Why don't we talk about post breast cancer suckiness in therapy and not at the dinner table? Ou...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: breast cancer bonds coping friends questions secrets Source Type: blogs
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotion...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Self-Esteem belly fat bloat Body Acceptance Body Dissatisfaction Body Dysmorphia dieting Source Type: news
Yes, I did it again. I over did things. I have to recover by spending a day in bed. I have lots of yarn to knit. I have an ice pack for my knee. I did some of my exercises. And I do plan to get up and take a shower eventually. But I have no plans to do much else today.We have a house guest again, one of my cousins. Yesterday we did what both of us consider to be fun. We went to an estate sale which had some craft materials and the New England Quilt Museum (worth a stop if you are near). My cousin quilts and I am a craft junkie who is about to add quilting to my repertoire. It was very nice to get out of the house and do so...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: aches foot pain knee pain knee surgery resting Source Type: blogs
I have a bit of optimism today. Nearly two years ago I stopped working because it was too tiring for me. I fell asleep at my desk a couple of times and would frequently struggle to stay alert on the way home after a long four hour work day.Pain isn't my enemy. Pain can be controlled. Fatigue can not be controlled. Its not that I need to nap every day. But I need to rest every day. I can't stand for any length of time or my back hurts. I need my rest. Call me a wimp but that's what it is.I applied for Social Security Disability in the spring of 2016. I have been denied twice so I had a hearing in front of a judge yesterday....
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: disability optimism Source Type: blogs
Over the years we all accumulate our health caused limitations. I have just a few. Due to thyroid cancer, I have no thyroid and am dependent on a daily pill for the rest of my life. And with any decongestant I have to ask the pharmacist if I can take them because they often say do not take if you have'thyroid disease'so I need to clarify.Breast cancer left with left arm lymphedema so no shots, blood pressure cuffs, IVs, or any pressure on my left arm. So when I had surgery last week, I had an IV on my right wrist and a blood pressure cuff above it.I also have two bad knees, a bad back, bursitis in my hips, etc that try to ...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: aggravation being a patient frustration limitations Source Type: blogs
I don't do pink things. I detest things where if you had breast cancer you are supposed to cover yourself in pink, including a few boas, etc. I don't participate in them at all.However, I have some breast cancer friends who started out with me on the Komen message boards back in 2007. When they screwed up the message boards, we all left and moved to Facebook where we have remained friends. A bunch of them in the Midwest started what they called BreastFest at a park in northern Indiana, near where some of them live.Overtime, this has expanded to be an all day event at a local hotel. Last year I went ona road trip with a fri...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: breast cancer bonds friends pinkification travel Source Type: blogs
The purpose of present case study was to explore the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on post-mastectomy lymphedema (PML) induced disabilities. 55 years old female who presented with the chief complaint of swelling in the right upper extremity along with pain in the neck, arm and thoracic spine hindering her activities of daily living (ADL). The OMT sessions were planned as 2 sessions per week for 5 weeks. The OMT resulted in the reduction in the volume of the lymph, modified truncated cone method (1878ml –564ml), pain level, visual analogue scale (VAS) (7.8–3.4), disability of the upper lim...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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