What ’s the Deal with Blood Cancers? Navigating a New Frontier in Palliative Cancer Care (TH313)

Blood cancers account for over 55,000 annual U.S. cancer deaths, a number higher than the 40,000 expected from breast cancer, yet they receive comparatively little attention in discussions about palliative cancer care. While concurrent palliative care is heralded as a standard for patients with advanced solid tumors, those with blood cancers are less likely to use palliative care services, and are more likely to receive aggressive care at end of life, chemotherapy in their last 14 days, and to die in the hospital.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Telephone interventions provide a convenient way of supporting self-management of cancer-related symptoms for adults with cancer. These interventions are becoming more important with the shift of care closer to patients' homes, the need for resource/cost containment, and the potential for voluntary sector providers to deliver healthcare interventions. Some evidence supports the use of telephone-delivered interventions for symptom management for adults with cancer; most evidence relates to four commonly experienced symptoms - depression, anxiety, emotional distress, and fatigue. Some telephone-delivered interve...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Telephone interventions for managing symptoms in adults with cancer. This is particularly important at the moment for people with cancer, who have been advised to stay at home due to COVID-19.People with cancer experience a variety of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, fatigue and pain caused by their disease and its treatment. These are often managed, day-to-day, by patients or their family members. Poor management of symptoms may lead to other problems, such as difficulties in carrying out everyday tasks, poor sleep, and poor quality of life.Cancer specialists have developed psychological and educational interventions...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
Conditions:   Breast Cancer Female;   Joint Pain Interventions:   Drug: Rhus toxicodendron 9 CH + Ruta graveolens 5 CH (Homeopathic Granules);   Other: paracetamol (drug analgesic class1) Sponsor:   Institut Jean-Godinot Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
, Pukancsik D, Takácsi-Nagy Z, Polgár C Abstract To report the implementation, dosimetric results of and early experiences with stereotactic accelerated partial breast irradiation (SAPBI) following breast conserving surgery (BCS) for postmenopausal low-risk St I-II invasive breast cancer (IBC) patients. Between November 2018 and August 2019, 27 patients were registered in our phase II prospective study. SAPBI was performed with Cyber-Knife (CK) M6 machine, in 4 daily fractions of 6.25 Gy to a total dose of 25 Gy. Respiratory movements were followed with implanted gold markers and Synchrony ...
Source: Pathology Oncology Research - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Pathol Oncol Res Source Type: research
ConclusionSymptoms of polyneuropathy following adjuvant docetaxel and oxaliplatin persist 5  years after treatment and affect quality of life negatively.
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A combination of factors may deter patients from symmetrisation. The most significant factors deterring OBCS among patients were worry and desire to treat breast cancer first for immediate symmetrisation, and not being overly concerned about breast cosmesis and fear of breast cancer recurrence for delayed symmetrisation. Reassurance of these patients may increase their uptake of symmetrisation, thereby improving patient cosmesis and satisfaction. PMID: 32460447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
Conclusion Contactin-1 IgG has a distinct sensory predominant presentation commonly associated with neuropathic pain, with demyelinating changes on electrophysiologic studies. A paraneoplastic cause should be considered. Testing of contactin-1 IgG among cases with similar presentations may guide immunotherapy selection, especially second-line immunotherapy consideration.
Source: Neurology Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Autoimmune diseases, Peripheral neuropathy, Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Neuropathic pain Article Source Type: research
Conclusion Complete removal of the axillary scar tissue after breast cancer treatment and re-augmentation of the axilla with a turnover flap results in a reduction in ipsilateral lymphedema and an improvement in pain and quality of life. We interpret these findings as a result of the physiological re-alignment of the lymphatic vessels combined with a lymph node-containing local transposition flap. Therefore, re-augmentation with a turnover flap could be an effective non-microsurgical alternative to lymph node transplantation. PMID: 32435069 [PubMed]
Source: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde - Category: OBGYN Tags: Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this narrative review was to highlight rehabilitation-relevant aspects of cancer treatment and primarily musculoskeletal impairments and rehabilitation interventions among women with breast and gynecologic cancers. For breast cancer, we reviewed post-mastectomy pain syndrome, upper quadrant dysfunction, aromatase inhibitor musculoskeletal syndrome (AIMSS), and lymphedema. For gynecologic cancers, pelvic floor dysfunction, lymphedema, and insufficiency fractures were selected.Recent FindingsThe recent breast cancer rehabilitation literature evaluates the pathophysiology of impairments...
Source: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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