• Obesity linked to worse psychosocial outcomes among patients with breast, prostate cancer

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The physical symptoms of cancer often are accompanied by equally profound psychosocial struggles.
    Most patients with cancer grapple with some degree of anxiety, depression or shock as they undertake treatment for their disease. However, certain patients may experience more intense psychosocial effects than others. According to a study published in Psycho-Oncology, older patients with obesity and breast cancer or prostate cancer had poorer psychosocial health than their counterparts without obesity.
    “The relationship between excess weight and psychological distress is complex and not fully
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  • Why advanced bladder cancer still remains as deadly as it was 30 years ago?

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Despite research showing that aggressive treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can extend the lives of and even cure patients with advanced bladder cancer, many don't get it.
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  • Patient enrollment in potentially life-extending clinical trials is low

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Patient enrollment in clinical trials as the first course of treatment after cancer diagnosis is low, despite the fact that enrollment may increase life expectancy, according to researchers at Penn State.
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  • When Life Throws You Curveballs, Embrace the ‘New Normal'

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    For patients with life-altering illnesses or anyone just getting older, it helps to roll with the punches and make the best of the here and now.
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  • Virtual reality during chemotherapy could help improve breast cancer patients' quality of life

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients' quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to a recent study.
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