A comparative study of pain experienced during successive mammography examinations in patients with a family history of breast cancer and those who have had breast cancer surgery

To measure mammography-related pain in two groups of women undergoing regular surveillance as a baseline for future care.
Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Surgically treated breast cancer patients are less likely to receive short- and long-term opioid prescriptions following the implementation of hydrocodone rescheduling. Further studies on the potential impact of federal policy on cancer patient pain management are needed. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Clinicians and researchers with diverse perspectives should be included as stakeholders during policy development for restricting opioid prescriptions. Stakeholders can identify potential unintended consequences early and help identify methods to mitigate concerns, specifically as it relates to policy that influ...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Intermittent pneumatic compression seems to add no benefit when combined with complex decongestive treatment of lymphoedema, but, may be functional in reducing the sensations of heaviness and tightness for the patients with pitting oedema. PMID: 31795748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although PBMT demonstrated a slight improvement in reducing arm circumference and arm volume, the results of our meta-analysis did not show significant benefits in relieving of lymphoedema. Further trials are needed to recruit more participants, and to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of PBMT in management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema. PMID: 31780036 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Nigella sativa L. (N. sativa) extract on preventing the incidence of acute radiation dermatitis (ARD) in breast cancer patients. METHODS: Sixty-two breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT) were randomly assigned to receiveN. sativa 5% gel or placebo. Patients were instructed to apply the medications twice daily during RT period. The severity of ARD, the incidence of moist desquamation, worst experienced pain, and skin-related quality of life (SRQOL) scores were assessed weekly during RT. RESULTS: Patients who were tre...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
The headline in a main Finnish newspaper on 16 November announced: “Trust and interest for published science has increased in Finland”. I would have hypothesized that evidence-based knowledge was losing the game against the rush of non-scientific and commercial information – but I was wrong. A 3-year follow-up survey among the Finland population was clear on this. Could the growth in electronic and social media information actually be causing people to search for knowledge based on scientific facts? Forty-five years have passed since the publication of the first issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Work...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
AbstractBreast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among women, and since the prognosis of breast cancer has substantially improved in past decades, complications of management are becoming increasingly apparent. Persistent pain lasting greater than 3  months after breast cancer surgery is unfortunately a common complication affecting approximately 30% of patients after tumour resection. Persistent breast cancer pain has neuropathic features and is typically mild-to-moderate in intensity, with approximately 10% suffering from severe pain. There is an increasing need to prevent persistent pain through ...
Source: Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe results suggest the need for monitoring non-hematological reactions during the docetaxel phase of FAC-D treatment. The factors related to more severe reactions depend on the chemotherapy protocol used.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Ota S, Tokizaki T, Sugimoto M, Ochiai R, Haruyama T, Ishihara M, Natsume M, Fukasawa Y, Sakamoto T, Tanzawa S, Usui R, Honda T, Ichikawa Y, Watanabe K, Kawano H, Seki N Abstract We herein report a case of breast cancer in a 74-year-old woman treated with exemestane as fourth-line hormonal therapy and bone-modifying agents for long time. She suddenly developed a right femoral shaft fracture during treatment. Her femoral fracture had a beaking sign on radiogram. Given this finding, her fracture was ultimately diagnosed as atypical femoral fracture (AFF). In this case, it was difficult to recognize the differ...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Glial cells in the central nervous system play a key role in neuroinflammation and subsequent central sensitization to pain. They are therefore involved in the development of persistent pain. One of the main s...
Source: Clinical Epigenetics - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
It’s in the early morning of April 15th, 2030 that when looking at your smart mirror, the latter beeps a warning notification: that new mole on your chin should be checked by your dermatologist. That was to be expected. After all your genetic test revealed that you possess a mutation in the CDKN2A gene. But you also get the recommendation to have your esophagus and stomach checked as your connected smart scale registered a noticeable drop in weight and this mutation also carries an increased risk of gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer. With such increased awareness and early stage diagnosis methods, will the cance...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Personalized Medicine cancer digital health cancer treatment digital technology oncology cancer research cancer care digital health technologies Source Type: blogs
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