My mom kept her breast cancer diagnosis a secret from me. It’s an all-too-common tale.

Parents may think they’re protecting their kids from pain, but keeping such secrets can do more harm than good.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news

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Condition:   Musculoskeletal Pain Intervention:   Drug: Etoricoxib Sponsor:   Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Lang AE, Kim SY, Milosavljevic S, Dickerson CR Abstract Breast cancer survivors have known scapular kinematic alterations that may be related to the development of secondary morbidities. A measure of muscle activation would help understand the mechanisms behind potential harmful kinematics. The purpose of this study was to define muscle force strategies in breast cancer survivors. Shoulder muscle forces during 6 functional tasks were predicted for 25 breast cancer survivors (divided by impingement pain) and 25 controls using a modified Shoulder Loading Analysis Module. Maximum forces for each muscle were c...
Source: Journal of Applied Biomechanics - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Appl Biomech Source Type: research
ConclusionOur findings suggest that surgical prehabilitation in women with breast cancer is feasible. Data are hampered by study sample size and lack of a control group. Thus, randomized controlled trials to examine prehabilitation efficacy in people with breast cancer, especially interventions employing a multimodal strategy, are warranted.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far by Paul Offit M.D.I am admittedly a huge fanboy of Paul Offit, an infectious disease guru at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the preeminent pediatric hospitals in the world. His latest bookOverall: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far, is a collection of medical facts that are already known to the well-read individual, but fly in the face of wrongly-held, out-dated, commonly-believed medical concepts. The majority of the incorrect information was previously considered the standard of care, but newer and better science and studies have clearly demonstrated ...
Source: A Pediatrician's Blog - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Musculoskeletal Pain Interventions:   Other: Physiotherapeutic treatment and medical care;   Other: medical care Sponsor:   Frederiksberg University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study aimed to report the LRTI symptom scores up to 12 months after HBOT and identify risk factors for poor scores. METHODS: A case-series of 67 patients who underwent a mean of 44 sessions of HBOT was analysed. LRTI symptoms were scored at four time points using the LENT-SOMA scale (Late Effects in Normal Tissues - Subjective, Objective, Management, and Analytic), a visual analog scale for pain, and the range of shoulder motion. RESULTS: Between starting HBOT and 12 months after HBOT 57 patients (85%) reported at least one point improvement in their LENT-SOMA score. Median pain and fibrosis scores improved si...
Source: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Diving Hyperb Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Post-radiotherapy exercise appears to be tolerated and effective for patients with breast cancer. Clinicians should encourage patients to exercise after radiotherapy for breast cancer, in order to achieve a better prognosis with regards to the factors listed above. Further research is needed to explore which exercise strategies are effective. PMID: 32940714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
hif Breast cancer, the most common cancer among women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, is associated with social and psychological implications deriving from women’s socio-cultural contexts. Examining 74 articles published between 2007 and 2019, this literature/narrative review explores the psychosocial aspects of female breast cancer in the MENA region. It highlights socio-cultural barriers to seeking help and socio-political factors influencing women’s experience with the disease. In 17 of 22 Arab countries, common findings emerge which derive from shared cultural values. Finding...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionVariation in the metabolism of exemestane through theUGT2B17-mediated pathway is associated with subsequent risk of commonly reported symptoms in MAP.3.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo compare the performance of three-level EuroQol five-dimensions (EQ-5D-3L) and five-level EuroQol five-dimensions (EQ-5D-5L) among common cancer patients in urban  China.MethodsA hospital-based cross-sectional survey was conducted in three provinces from 2016 to 2018 in urban  China. Patients with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or lung cancer were recruited to complete the EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L questionnaires. Response distribution, discriminatory power (indicator: Shannon index [H′] and Shannon evenness index [J′]), ceiling effect (the proportion of full health state), convergent ...
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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