Most cancer patients use lifestyle-altering strategies and about 40 percent adopt care-altering strategy.
Half-day educational program can successfully help women deal with issues caused by an oophorectomy.
Researchers note infection, other complications more likely for cancer patients with difficult lives.
Shorter time to testosterone recovery with 18 versus 36 months androgen deprivation therapy.
But 95 percent of palliative care staff indicate that patients die with dignity in their wards.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—A multidisciplinary approach that also heavily incorporates input from patients and their families helped alleviate concerns about inappropriate use of palliative sedation and improved patient-centered care, a speaker said at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
Inadequate pain management, baseline pain severity linked to pain deterioration
Duloxetine is effective in reducing pain in patients with painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, especially in those receiving drug as initial treatment.
A Canadian study has identified factors associated with opioid prescriptions for severe pain in the elderly: younger age, male sex, comorbid illness, type of cancer, and assessment at home, results of a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology published online February 27 has found.
In selected patients with cancer pain on high-cost conventional regimens, intrathecal therapy may become cost-effective as early as seven months following implant, and greater duration of therapy is associated with reduced costs.
Greatest risk of burnout in palliative care for younger doctors and those working more than 50 hours per week.
Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: Limited time, support, and case management among barriers that hinder ability to provide palliative care.
Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: Dispositional mindfulness may promote flourishing when confronting cancer.
Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: Clinicians utilize six key elements, four longitudinal approaches and three specific techniques.
Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: Combination netupitant + palonosetron improves delayed phase nausea in highly emetic chemotherapy.
Blocking the effects of parathyroid hormone-related protein may improve or prevent cachexia.
Eisai and the Helsinn Group announced that the FDA has approved Aloxi (palonosetron HCl) injection for the prevention of acute nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy in children aged 1 month to less than 17 years.
Early outpatient management of low-risk febrile neutropenia with oral or IV antibiotics is emerging as a potential alternative to traditional prolonged IV-only therapy.
The latest research on chemobrain explores aspects of cancer treatment other than chemotherapy that may affect brain function.
Understanding the etiology of seizures in patients with cancer can be complex, and clinicians must carefully consider many factors to properly manage them.
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