Longitudinal assessment of the impact of adapted physical activity on upper limb disability and quality of life in breast cancer survivors from an Italian cohort

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

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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
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
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
The purpose of present case study was to explore the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on post mastectomy lymphedema (PML) induced disabilities. 55 year 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 to 564ml), pain level, visual analogue scale (VAS) (7.8 to 3.4), disability of the upper limb, Disab...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In this study we demonstrate the use of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-based epigenome editing to alter cell response to inflammatory environments by repressing inflammatory cytokine cell receptors, specifically TNFR1 and IL1R1. This has applications for many inflammatory-driven diseases. It could be applied for arthritis or to therapeutic cells that are being delivered to inflammatory environments that need to be protected from inflammation." In chronic back pain, for example, slipped or herniated discs are a result of damaged tissue when inflammation causes cells to create ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Sometimes I just need the big picture and skip the details. Yesterday I saw my knee doctor. I asked him to update his notes on my appointment on the big picture state of my knees. I need this information for my SSDI application and I sometimes just need the big picture for myself.The status is, and I quote, " At some point they will end up being bone on bone and we will need to talk knee replacement. That could be in ten years or two. " In the meantime, I can continue to get steroid injections in them and possibly arthroscopic surgery to clean up the right one.I hate all this medical crap. Sometimes I get too bog...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: doctor questions knee pain medical crap Source Type: blogs
November is National Family Caregivers Month and to mark the occasion, HuffPost50 published a callout in September from our editor-at-large Rita Wilson seeking stories of inspiring caregivers. We were inundated with submissions, some from family members and some from the caregivers themselves. In this second installment of a two-part series titled Unsung Heroes: The Faces Of Caregiving In America Today, you’ll read about five of the many people across the country who put their own lives on pause to tend to friends and family members who have fallen ill. Another five caregivers were profiled last week. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study offers a state-level quantification of disease burden and risk factor attribution in Mexico for the first time. Methods We extracted data from GBD 2013 to assess mortality, causes of death, years of life lost (YLLs), years lived with disability (YLDs), disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), and healthy life expectancy (HALE) in Mexico and its 32 states, along with eight comparator countries in the Americas. States were grouped by Marginalisation Index scores to compare subnational burden along a socioeconomic dimension. We split extracted data by state and applied GBD methods to generate estimates of burden, an...
Source: The Lancet - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research
Groan! We were on vacation for two weeks. Most of the time we were on the ocean. We have been home for a few days already but I allowed myself to stay in vacation mode until this morning. In the past two weeks, I:Have not had a doctor appointment - that changes as of 1045 AM this morning. I have an appointment with my therapist. Later this week I see the periodontist and have a medical exam for my Social Security Disability application. Gone to the gym - I thought I needed a break. I haven't been sitting on my butt. I have gone and floated around the ocean and made sure I did get some exercise in.Taken care of housewo...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: recovery relax vacation Source Type: blogs
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