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ASCO Recommends Steps to Improve Doctor-Patient Communication about End-of-Life Cancer Care

The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a policy statement recommending “steps to ensure that physicians initiate candid discussions about the full range of palliative care and treatment options soon … Continue reading 

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Fewer Cancer Patients May Be Depressed Than Previously Thought

A study shows that one-sixth of cancer patients suffer depression one-third of cancer patients show signs of having a mood disorder See the NCI’s web page for information on depression … Continue reading 

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Topotecan Weekly Versus Conventional 5-Day Schedule in Patients With Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer: A Randomized Multicenter Phase II Trial of the North-Eastern German Society of Gynecological Oncology Ovarian Cancer Study Group

Purpose Weekly administration of topotecan (Tw) is less toxic and widely considered a better treatment option than conventional 5-day therapy (Tc) in women with platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer. We conducted … Continue reading 

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Listeria warning to cancer patients

Advice for pregnant women on avoiding soft cheeses and certain other foods should be extended to cancer patients, according to public health experts. Research by the Health Protection Agency found … Continue reading 

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FDA approves Xgeva to help prevent cancer-related bone injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xgeva (denosumab) on Thursday to help prevent skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with cancer that has spread (metastasized) and damaged the bone. Skeletal-related … Continue reading 

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Study examines end-of-life care for cancer patients

Many in their final days receive costly, aggressive treatments they may not want, according to researchers at the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. In California, Los Angeles County had the … Continue reading 

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To Best Fight Cancer, New Guidelines Urge Exercise

People undergoing cancer treatment traditionally have been told to rest as much as possible and avoid exertion, to save all their strength to battle the dreaded disease. But a growing … Continue reading 

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Preserving the Self: The Process of Decision Making About Hereditary Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduction

Women who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) gene mutations have up to an 88% lifetime risk of breast cancer and up to a 65% lifetime risk of ovarian cancer. Strategies … Continue reading 

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Cancer Patients’ Secondary Symptoms Need Attention: Study

Many with pain, depression also bothered by fatigue, nausea and dry mouth, experts say Many cancer patients with pain or depression also experience physical symptoms, such as fatigue, dry mouth … Continue reading 

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More painkillers needed for cancer patients-experts

Cancer patients, particularly in developing regions, are in dire need of painkillers and affordable drugs, experts said. “It’s shocking and shameful the number of people who suffer needlessly because of … Continue reading 

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Weight, Physical Activity, Diet, and Prognosis in Breast and Gynecologic Cancers

Diet, physical activity, and weight may affect prognosis among women who are diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer. Observational studies show associations between being overweight or obese and weight gain … Continue reading 

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Is chemotherapy-induced neutropenia a prognostic factor in patients with ovarian cancer?

OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine if relative neutropenia (RN) following six cycles of paclitaxel/carboplatin could serve as a prognostic factor in patients with ovarian cancer. DESIGN: A single institution, … Continue reading 

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