Tag Archives: quality of life

New Guidelines on Palliative Care Released

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on palliative care for cancer patients. “The guidelines outline procedures for screening, assessment, palliative care interventions, reassessment, and after-death care.” The … Continue reading 

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When Less Is More – Editorial

The L.A. Times published an editorial July 29 summing up years of data showing that aggressively screening and treating people for cancer does not always benefit them. The editorial also … Continue reading 

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Study Shows Yoga May Help Ovarian Cancer Survivors

A study of 219 ovarian cancer survivors showed that those who did “regular exercise and yoga had higher scores in physical functioning, fewer limitations with physical and emotional health, less … Continue reading 

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Harvard to Test End of Life Checklist for Cancer Patients

Up to 450 cancer patients, seen by 60 oncologists, will provide feedback on patient satisfaction and treatment choices over the next three years. The aim of the program is to … Continue reading 

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Race, Insurance Status, Influence Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

A study of more than 47,000 women with ovarian cancer found that uninsured and Medicaid patients were less likely to receive the standard of care. Additionally, women who were African … Continue reading 

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Bilateral Oophorectomy Associated With Higher Prevalence of Low Bone Mineral Density and Arthritis in Younger Women

A study presented at a breast cancer conference showed a link between lower bone density and removal of the ovaries. Women who had both ovaries removed before 45 years of … Continue reading 

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Women’s Sexuality Altered by Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer

A small focus group of women with ovarian cancer indicated that “Regardless of age, women reported that ovarian cancer treatment had a detrimental impact on their sexuality and that the … Continue reading 

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Cost of Side Effects of Treatment Should Be Factored into Cost of Care

Often, the cost of care for a treatment does not include the cost of visitos to the provider or the cost of addressing side-effects. This calculation does not encompass the … Continue reading 

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GSH reduces toxicity of cisplatin in women with ovarian cancer

A study published in 1997 showed that glutathione (GSH), a supplement, can reduce the toxicities of treatment with cisplatin for women with ovarian cancer. Read the abstract here

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Study: Doctors Differ in How Best to Care for America’s 12 Million Cancer Survivors

A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests that primary care providers are not prepared to care for the more than 12 million cancer survivors in the … Continue reading 

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Complementary and alternative medicine use among women receiving chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in 2 patient populations

OBJECTIVE: : The authors evaluated attitudes toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in 2 populations of women receiving chemotherapy for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: : Women with EOC … Continue reading 

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Interventions to prevent postoperative complications in women with ovarian cancer

Women with ovarian cancer often undergo multimodal treatment, which may cause physical complications and decrease quality of life. As a result, this article describes postoperative complications in women with suspected … Continue reading 

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