Cancer treatments, side effects associated with aggravation of insomnia

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According to a new study published in the journal Cancer, researchers from the Laval University School of Psychology and Cancer Research Center in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, have found that cancer treatment and their side effects are associated with aggravation of insomnia symptoms. For the study, researchers sought to investigated the effect of adjuvant treatment on the evolution of insomnia symptoms in patients with breast and prostate cancer. Researchers enrolled 465 patients with breast cancer and 263 patients with prostate cancer. All patients completed the Insomnia Severity index and a questionnaire assessing various somatic symptoms at baseline and at 2 months, 6 months, 10 months, 14 months, and 18 months. Results showed that in patients with breast cancer, radiotherapy and chemotherapy were associated with increased insomnia severity. Hormonal therapy was not associated with aggravation of insomnia symptoms. In patients with prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy was linked with increased insomnia. The findings suggest that side effect of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and androgen deprivation therapy should closely monitored and managed effectively in order to prevent aggravation or occurrence of insomnia.

Cancer treatments, side effects associated with aggravation of insomnia
Cancer treatments, side effects associated with aggravation of insomnia
The goal of the current study was to assess, separately in patients with breast and prostate cancer, the effect of adjuvant treatments on the evolution of insomnia symptoms and the mediating role of somatic symptoms.
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