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.
Conclusion: The CFA and DIF analysis supported the construct validity of the SRMP and its use in an ethnically diverse breast cancer population. These findings provide further evidence of the generalizability for the SRMP, and support its utilization as a psychometrically valid and reliable screening measure of cancer and treatment-related memory difficulties. PMID: 31702413 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionThe Redon drain and the new Quadrain drain were not significantly different with respect to duration in the surgical site, post-operative pain, seroma volume and cosmetic result.
This study systematically analyzed the anticancer potential of Acridocarpus orientalis (AO), a traditional medicinal plant of the Arabian Peninsula/East Africa known for its anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties. Tests of serial organic fractions from methanolic extracts of its leaves and stems revealed that only some fractions showed anti-proliferative potential with the dichloromethane fraction from leaves (AOD (L)) showing the most cytotoxic effect against both breast (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231) and cervical (HeLa) cancer cell lines. The n-butanol fraction from the stems (AOB (S)), on the other hand, was more effectiv...
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of preoperative sleep quality on acute postoperative pain in breast cancer patients. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index questionnaire (PSQI) was used to assess the overall sleep status of women scheduled for unilateral modified radical mastectomy in the past month. Based on the responses, patients were allocated to good sleep group or poor sleep group. Postoperatively, acute pain was assessed using the numerical rating score in the first 24 hours; in addition, the requirement of analgesics and the incidence of postoperative complications were recorded. A total of 108 breas...
Conditions: Breast Cancer; Pain, Chronic; Pain, Postoperative; Mastectomy; Lymphedema Intervention: Other: Rehabilitation protocol Sponsor: University of Roma La Sapienza Completed
Abstract With few existing technology-based programs to support cancer pain management, the need for culturally tailored programs to support ethnic minority cancer survivors has been highlighted. The purpose of this study was to explore the preliminary efficacy of the technology-based CAncer Pain management support Program for Asian American survivors of breast cancer, a technology-based cancer pain management program, in improving the cancer pain experience of Asian American breast cancer survivors. This pilot study adopted a randomized repeated-measures pretest/posttest control group design with a sample of 94 A...
ConclusionsFull DN4 could stratify pNP and dNP patients in a chronic postsurgical NP patient group operated for breast cancer. Additionally, DN4i showed significant accuracy in stratifying pNP and dNP, but an examination is necessary to obtain proper accuracy. Demographic factors may have an impact on the screening outcome of DN4i.