Clinicians’ experiences and perspectives of breast cancer and possible integration of breast cancer prevention and early detection into palliative care

ConclusionsThe study recommend the development of a model to guide the integration of breast cancer prevention and early detection into palliative care
Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research

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Conclusion: WBRT is an effective treatment modality for patients with brain metastasis in our resource-poor environment. However, improvement of patients' performance status declined with advancing age.
Source: Annals of African Medicine - Category: African Health Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose of review This review covers articles in 2018 and early 2019 that employed the concept of networks and social interactions in research on how patients with cancer cope, receive and respond to medical treatment and allied support. The use of social aspects, and more formally the method of social network analysis for research on social aspects of cancer is quite new. Although we paid special attention to articles that used formal social network analysis, we noted that those articles cover just over a quarter of the material we reviewed. Most articles that incorporated social aspects of cancer did not intend to form...
Source: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: LIVING WITH CANCER AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF TREATMENT: Edited by Lynn Calman and Natasha Campling Source Type: research
Purpose of review Pain is one of the most feared and most common symptoms of cancer, experienced by 38–85% of patients. Pain in terminally ill cancer patients is a multidimensional experience caused by a diverse array of factors – cancer itself, its treatment or other causes. Studies have shown a high incidence of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) in patients with cancer and the knowledge of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) is important to address and manage existing pain, and to prevent the recurrence of pain. This review aims to summarize recent advances in interventions for managing MPS in patients with canc...
Source: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS: Edited by Roberto Casale and Piercarlo Sarzi Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol Source Type: research
ConclusionDespite the relative lack of evidence in this specific context, our review shows that breast cancer patients naturally value greater benefit and, in scenarios of advanced and metastatic disease, are willing to face risks of some side effects for gains in survival.
Source: The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsPrognostic factors influencing overall survival such as performance status and histology should guide the choice for palliative RT for SBM. Strongly hypofractionated RT regimes may be advisable for most elderly patients considering the overall poor prognosis in order to reduce hospitalization times.
Source: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We examined whether knowing someone who has an advanced breast cancer would influence knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices of self and clinical breast-examination. We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional survey of 67 women, who were purposively sampled based on relation, through patients receiving palliative care services at a tertiary healthcare facility. Participants were non-blood relation of the patients and hence, referred to as patients’ micro-community. Data were collected from January to June 2018, using an adapted and adopted questionnaire and analyzed in R software version 3.5.1.3. Statistical si...
Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Despite suffering from a life-threatening disease, AEs of an AI will result in a relevant number of treatment terminations that are not related to progression. Some subgroups of patients have very low persistence rates. Especially with regard to novel endocrine combination therapies, these data imply that some groups of patients will need special attention to guide them through the therapy process. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinical Trials Number: CFEM345DDE19. PMID: 31227025 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: BMC Cancer Source Type: research
Conclusion: There does not exist an optimal treatment sequence for hormone-receptor-positive, her2-negative advanced breast cancer. However, after review of literature, a reasonable approach may be starting with tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors or fulvestrant in absence of visceral crisis, in addition to ensuring adequate ovarian function suppression in pre/peri-menopausal women. Aromatase inhibitors and fulvestrant seem to be superior. Resistance to such agents is increasing, mostly attributed to genetic and molecular changes. Multiple modalities are addressed to overcome such resistance including use of CKD4/6 inhibitors,...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Incurable inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) patients occasionally suffer from general symptoms such as breast pain, bleeding, ulceration, and discharge, and thus require palliative radiotherapy (RT). Hypofracti...
Source: Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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