Study: Early Mesothelioma HIPEC Surgery Extends Survival
Sooner is better when it comes to aggressively treating peritoneal mesothelioma cancer with a combination of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Waiting could cost a patient months of survival. Rejecting surgery could cost them years. The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery published a study in November that showed for the first time to what degree a delay in having the mesothelioma surgery, or not getting it at all, can affect overall survival for patients. Results of the mesothelioma study were presented earlier this year at the annual Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 8, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Peritoneal Surgical procedures Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage Day: building the healthy future we want
8 December 2022 – To celebrate Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day on 12 December and in line with the theme of this year “Build the World We Want: A Healthy Future for All”, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is organizing a meeting on primary health care (PHC) for universal health coverage (UHC) and health security in the Eastern Mediterranean Region from 11 to 15 December 2022. The meeting will bring together more than 100 stakeholders from government, the private sector, donors, academia and the health sector to renew commitment to achieving UHC and health security. Participants will share cou...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 8, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Sophie Pugh forced to choose between horrific chemo and palliative care after cancer find
A 28-year-old woman faces death after doctors dismissed cancer symptoms as bad period pain and sent her home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery for Loco-Regional and Advanced Urological Cancers Surgery for Loco-Regional and Advanced Urological Cancers
Should palliative surgery be considered for urological cancers? This review examines its potential role in the management of these patients.Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nearly 80% of cancer patients in palliative care units report the same symptom - ‘severe’
Countless reports highlight the physical and mental burden of cancer on terminally ill patients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis oil failed to improve pain or quality of life in palliative care cancer patients, study shows
Researchers say despite the lack of symptom relief, more trials are needed to focus on the targeted use of medicinal cannabisGet ourmorning and afternoon news emails,free app ordaily news podcastThe first high quality study looking at the impact of cannabidiol oil on palliative care patients with advanced cancer found it did not improve their pain, depression, anxiety, or quality of life.Palliative care is one of the conditions for which medicinal cannabis has been approved in Australia.Sign up for Guardian Australia ’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundupContinue reading... (Source: G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Australia news Health Cannabis Drugs Medical research Source Type: news

Palliative care: 'My dad should not have been expected to die in office hours'
Most of the UK lacks consistent round-the-clock care for the terminally ill, research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: VHC receives $5M gift to establish palliative care program
The donation comes from a local entrepreneur and philanthropist. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Caring for veterans
Like all patients, military veterans bring their unique experiences and backgrounds with them as they navigate medical and end-of-life care. At Mayo Clinic, programs are in place to honor military service and care for veterans. Mayo Clinic Hospice is a partner of the We Honor Veterans Program run by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The Hospice team provides the high level of medical, emotional, spiritual and social care that those who have served… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 11, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Research Focuses on Mesothelioma Brain Metastasis
Distant metastasis is common with malignant pleural mesothelioma – more than 60% of patients experience it – but rarely is it found around the brain. A new study by a team of radiation oncologists in Great Britain, however, suggests that physicians should increase their focus on potential cerebral metastasis in mesothelioma patients. “Patients will continue to live longer as a consequence of newer, more advanced treatments,” the study authors wrote. “It is critical now to recognize mesothelioma’s metastatic potential, particularly cerebral metastasis, which was previously only an autopsy finding.” T...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 3, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Clinical Trials/Research/Emerging Treatments Pleural Source Type: news

Cancer Deaths Fall; Women's Weight Loss; and Palliative Sedation Cancer Deaths Fall; Women's Weight Loss; and Palliative Sedation
The top 3 things you should know to start your day.3 Things to Know Today (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Coping With the Side Effects of Kidney-Cancer Treatment
Not long ago, the treatment options available to people with metastatic kidney cancer were few and feeble. Surgical removal of the affected tissue was an effective and often durable fix for people with cancer that was confined to the kidneys. But for the roughly 30% to 40% of people with kidney cancer that spreads to other parts of the body, the prognosis was dispiritingly grim. Fortunately, things are much different today. “Since the early 2000s, we’ve had a class of drugs called blood-vessel inhibitors, and these made an immediate impact,” says Dr. Primo Lara, a professor, clinician, and director of the...
Source: TIME: Health - October 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What Is Palliative Sedation, and How Is It Administered? What Is Palliative Sedation, and How Is It Administered?
Unlike medically assisted death, palliative sedation aims to reduce the perception of an otherwise intolerable symptom. Systematic education about palliative sedation has been lacking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Uganda: Activists Call for More Access to Palliative Care Services
[Observer] Civil society organizations under the Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) want government to increase its support towards palliative care services in the country. This call was made during the commemoration of the World Palliative Care and Hospice day which is marked annually every second Sunday of October, writes ERNEST JJINGO. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mass campaigns and collaborating centres: success stories from the Region expand outreach
12 October 2022 – Against a backdrop of rising tuberculosis (TB) incidence rates – from 40 cases per 100 000 in 2019 to 59 per 100 000 in 2021 ­– Libya has taken action to ensure migrants can access life-saving TB services. In January 2020, a new project began offering TB services through outreach activities. Migrants displaying TB symptoms are offered diagnostic services through mobile clinics and to date more than 40 000 presumptive TB patients among the migrant population have been screened for TB. Morocco is developing new strategies to ensure that people with cancer get palliative care. Mo...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 12, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news