Presence of 1 risk factor or 2 or more risk factors is associated with non-home discharge after hysterectomy for gynecologic malignancy.
Twenty-three percent of patients with HNSCC had CVD at the time of their diagnosis.
The risk of developing cancer increases in people who experience heart failure after their first heart attack compared with people who experience no heart failure after their first heart attack.
Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, as more patients with cancer live longer.
Recent results from a multicenter, phase 2 trial suggest that patients with HIV and aggressive lymphoma should receive autologous stem cell transplant as standard of care. Risk of serious complications after transplant in these patients is equal to that of patients without HIV.
Serious mental illness can both challenge and compromise cancer care. To ensure these patients receive optimal cancer care, the oncology team should include the patient's mental health care team.
Fourteen percent to 25% of patients with lung cancer also have autoimmune disease. This comorbidity could make them unsuitable candidates for immunotherapy.
Having a recent cancer diagnosis is associated with an increased risk for some mental health disorders and increased use of psychiatric medications.
Previous Cancers Linked to Higher Rates for Death and New Cancers in Organ Transplantation RecipientsMay 06, 2016
People who had had cancer before an organ transplant are more likely to die of any cause or of cancer, or to develop a new cancer than people had not had cancer before an organ transplant.
A potential link between long-term oral treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and an increased risk of colorectal and cervical cancers was demonstrated.
A study examined the relation between various forms of breast cancer therapies and risk of congestive heart failure.
Navigators need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of cognitive and emotional distress and be able to determine which patients and family members need to be managed more closely.
Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Need to Recognize Differences in Smoking Patterns of African AmericansApril 08, 2016
Screening for lung cancer may have a disparity between African Americans and whites due to differences in smoking habits.
Patients who have had cancer recently can still be treated with antibodies against tumor necrosis factor for inflammatory bowel disease.
Anal cancer is associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and some women are at increased likelihood of have both diseases.
Adding chemotherapy to radiation therapy improves survival among elderly patients—age 71 to 79 years—with head and neck cancers, low comorbidity scores, and advanced-stage disease.
Each of these diagnoses has many implications for both nurses and patients. When combined, nurses need to anticipate that these patients may have greater psychosocial challenges.
Pneumonia may serve as an early warning sign for smokers, according to a recent study. The association between lung cancer and pneumonia is strongest for pneumonia in the upper lobe.
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions released an expert consensus statement providing guidance for managing the treatment of patients facing concomitant cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Palliative care within 2 days of admission lowered costs for patients with cancer and comorbid conditions. In addition, early palliative care reduced direct hospital costs more for patients with a higher number of coexisting conditions.
Lifelong screening is recommended for survivors of childhood cancer that affects the vision, in order to detect issues early.
Excluding patients with renal insufficiency but good performance status from clinical trials due to concern of excessive hematologic toxicity or poor outcomes may not be necessary with appropriate dosing modifications.
Exposure to anthracycline and heart radiation has been tied to higher odds of cardiac disease.
Postmenopausal women with periodontal disease are more likely to develop breast cancer than women who do not have the chronic inflammatory disease.
Lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP) is an indolent cutaneous lymphoma; however, prognosis is worse if LyP is associated with lymphoma. A review of FSGCL dermatology departments identifies main risk factors and frequency of associated lymphoma.
Health care system and societal factors are critical components leading to health disparities, as revealed in a new report that focuses on cancer in people with mental illness.
Concurrent but unrelated diseases in AYAs with cancer have been identified and documented. The index measures the impact of comorbidities on health care services needs and the general health status of this patient population.
Risk of death from all causes is 45% higher in women with breast cancer and a subsequent diagnosis of depression, according to a recent study. This finding could help identify those women most at risk for depression and in need of support.
What are the most effective treatments for MS pain in patients with co-existing cancer?
Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or diabetes, had a greater risk of death than lung cancer patients without these conditions.
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- Arm Lymphoscintigraphy After Axillary Lymph Node Dissection or Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer
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