Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Psychological Distress, Fear of Cancer Recurrence, Fatigue, Spiritual Wellbeing and Quality of Life in Patients with Breast Cancer – a Randomized Control Trial

Mindfulness-based interventions have been receiving growing attention in cancer care.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Related Links:

At 57, I’m busy watching the next generation of folks feel their way along the path of their lives, and I’m wondering, “Do we have to make big mistakes to learn big lessons?” I know I did. Case in point, when I was 22, I moved to New York City. Life was hard there, but I managed to find a good living situation ($450.00/month for the bedroom of a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn) and a good part-time job with full benefits. But I lasted only six months in the city. I missed amenities such as a washer and dryer, my car and the predictability of a suburb of Akron. Needless to say, I moved home. &...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Inspiration & Hope Personal Coping Hindsight mistakes Resilience risk-taking Source Type: blogs
Authors: Divella M, Vetrugno L, Bertozzi S, Seriau L, Carla C, Bove T Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and risk factors associated with chronic pain and other symptoms related to breast cancer 6 months after surgery. METHODS: In an observational study of 261 female breast cancer survivors treated between January 2017 and January 2018, patients were asked about their pain symptoms using a questionnaire that utilized the Numeric Rating Score (NRS) and the Douleur Neuropathique Score (DN4) for neuropathic pain; it also addressed phantom sensations and functional disorders on the ipsilateral should...
Source: Tumori - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Tumori Source Type: research
The establishment of bone metastasis remains one of the most frequent complications of patients suffering from advanced breast cancer. Patients with bone metastases experience high morbidity and mortality caused by excessive, tumor-induced and osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. Anti-resorptive treatments, such as bisphosphonates, are available to ease skeletal related events including pain, increased fracture risk, and hypercalcemia. However, the disease remains incurable and 5-year survival rates for these patients are below 25%. Within the bone, disseminated breast cancer cells localize in “metastatic niches,&rdq...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Wilhelm-Buchstab TM Abstract PURPOSE: Radiation dermatitis represents one of the most frequent side effects in breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant whole-breast irradiation (WBI). Whether hypofractionated WBI induces comparable or less acute radiation-induced skin reactions than conventional WBI is still not fully clarified, as randomized evidence and objective assessments are limited. The aim of this study was to objectively determine frequency and severity of acute radiation-induced skin reactions during hypofractionated vs. conventionally fractionated adjuvant WBI. METHODS: In this randomized multice...
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research
(Natural News) Women suffering from the side effects of breast cancer therapy will soon have a new, tasty way to deal with their pains. Clinical trials conducted by researchers at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center have demonstrated that tart cherries can help alleviate the joint pain and...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract BACKGROUND: Approximately 80% of breast cancers amongst premenopausal women are hormone receptor-positive. Adjuvant endocrine therapy is an integral component of care for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and in premenopausal women includes oestrogen receptor blockade with tamoxifen, temporary suppression of ovarian oestrogen synthesis by luteinising hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists, and permanent interruption of ovarian oestrogen synthesis with oophorectomy or radiotherapy. Recent international consensus statements recommend single-agent tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors with ovarian funct...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conditions:   Fatigue;   Depression;   Pain;   Sleep Disturbance;   Stress;   Survivorship;   Breast Cancer;   Dietary Habits Interventions:   Behavioral: Personalized Meal Plan;   Behavioral: Dietary Omega-3LC intervention Sponsors:   University of Connecticut;   Hartford HealthCare;   Seafood Industry Research Fund;   Alaskan Seafood Marketing Institute;   Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The future of healthcare is shaping up in front of our very eyes with advances in digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, VR/AR, 3D-printing, robotics or nanotechnology. We have to familiarize with the latest developments in order to be able to control technology and not the other way around. The future of healthcare lies in working hand-in-hand with technology and healthcare workers have to embrace emerging technologies in order to stay relevant in the coming years. Be bold, curious and informed! Are you afraid that robots will take over the jobs of nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals? Are y...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine 3d printing AI artificial intelligence augmented reality genetics Health Healthcare nanotechnology Personalized medicine pharma pharmacology robotics virtual reality wearables GC1 Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThere is an association between the capacity to forgive and the experience of chronic pain. Further research should examine forgiveness as an intervention in a population of chronic pain patients to explore this relationship further.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
We report a case of 26-year-old woman with left breast cancer referred for 18F-NaF PET-CT. She is complaining of right thumb and wrist pain. Findings are negative for bone secondaries. Dedicated hands views are acquired on positron emission scanner which shows focal uptake at 1st carpometacarpcal and 2nd metacarpophalangeal joints. Findings are likely due to active arthritic changes due to repetitive strain injury caused by excess text messaging (textitis). PMID: 32111663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research
More News: Breast Cancer | Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Cognitive Behavior Therapy | Pain | Pain Management | Palliative Care | Psychology