Cancer News: Generic

Fertility information and support often lacking

Researchers highlight the lack of information and support around fertility, for many cancer patients who would be candidates for receiving it.

Stereotactic radiosurgery: a new weapon against brain metastases

Stereotactic radiosurgery has shown better results in survival, less cognitive decline and better quality of life compared to whole brain radiotherapy.

Many cancer patients face mental problems

The majority of cancer patients deal with mental disorders. Scientists now highlight the necessity of psychological support additional to treatment.

Early palliative care benefits patients with incurable cancers

Early palliative care improved the quality of life of patients with incurable cancer, lowering levels of depression, according to researchers.

Cancer caregiving is more demanding compared to other conditions

A new study reveals that cancer caregivers face more stress and depression compared to other caregivers.

Poor pain control for many terminal cancer patients

Many terminal cancer patients receive their pain relief drug prescription too late, a new research reveals.

Apixaban shows promise for atrial fibrillation cancer patients

Cancer patients treated with apixaban saw a 70% reduction in the composite endpoint of stroke, new findings show.

Unravelling the chemo brain: how long does it last?

Half of female breast cancer survivors may suffer from chemo brain, a genuine consequence of chemotherapy. Study tries to find how long it is likely to last.

How obesity & smoking influence cardiotoxicity in breast cancer

Obesity and smoking were associated with higher risk of developing cardiotoxicity after treatment in breast cancer patients, clinical studies reveal.

Olanzapine prevented chemotherapy-induced nausea

Patients undergoing chemotherapy experienced no nausea or vomiting after including olanzapine to their prophylactic drug combination, a phase 3 study reveals.

Tackling chemo side effects with personalized exercise program

Exercise reduced symptoms of neuropathy due to chemotherapy in cancer patients, investigators report.

The important role of mental health in cancer recovery

Colorectal cancer patients with depression at time of diagnosis are more likely to have very poor quality of life after treatment, a new research shows.

Recent cancer diagnosis boosts mental health disorders

The risk of mental health disorders is increased during the first week of a cancer diagnosis, a new study reports.

Palliative care helps families facing cancer

Palliative care showed to improve caregivers’ quality of life and mood creating a powerful positive feedback loop in families facing cancer.

Palliative care: living to the fullest despite terminal diagnosis

Some cancer patients reject palliative care which could improve their quality of life having connected it with negative attitudes, a new study confirms.

Marriage’s beneficial effect in cancer patients

One large population-based study showed that married cancer patients lived more than unmarried ones, with the beneficial effect of marriage differing by race/ethnicity and place of birth.

Is it possible to treat hard-to-treat cancers with targeted therapy?

Targeted therapy options can treat difficult to treat cancer tumors regardless of where tumor first originated with genomic profiling, a new study reveals.

Neurofeedback against chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

Cancer patients experiencing chemotherapy-induced neuropathy after chemotherapy improved their quality of life and reduced pain using neurofeedback.

The importance of mapping a patient’s family health history

Mapping a patient’s family health history helped identify at-risk patients leading them to timely screening while saving others from unnecessary monitoring tests.

Empowering cancer patients with education on genomics

Patients of advanced lung or colorectal cancer want to receive better information on genomics and DNA sequencing results, a new study shows.

Depression influences patient’s complications after cancer surgery

Cancer patients with symptoms of depression before undergoing a complex abdominal surgery are more likely to have postoperative complications, a study finds.

Is heart testing necessary for cancer patients on chemotherapy?

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy should be made aware of the increased risk of heart problems related to chemotherapy’s toxic effects.

Are adult cancer survivors at risk of heart disease?

Adult cancer survivors are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a new U.S. study finds. Moreover, survivors of certain cancers face a higher risk.

Interrupting radiation therapy may lead to cancer recurrence

A new study reveals that interrupting radiation therapy during cancer treatment may lead to cancer recurrence, especially for head and neck cancers.

Young adult and adolescent cancer survivors worry about fertility

A new study reveals that young adult and adolescent cancer survivors, especially men, worry about their fertility and genetic risk factors.

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: a common side effect

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common side effect for women cancer survivors, a new study reveals.

Improving a cancer patient’s quality of life with exercise

Starting adapted fitness routines during treatment rather than waiting until afterward proved to be more beneficial for cancer patients, a new analysis reveals.

The financial burden of surviving cancer

Studying medical expenditures and productivity losses in cancer patients, scientists report that the financial burden is influenced by age and cancer site.

Working while fighting cancer

Patients with advanced cancer choose to continue working after their diagnosis. However, many aspects of the disease prevent them from doing so.

Avoiding infertility and weakened defense system on chemotherapy

A new study revealed the potent humanin analogue (HNG) may help cancer patients on chemotherapy avoid infertility and a weakened defense system.

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