Some consumers do not consult health professionals if they experience problems, before modifying meds.
Many physicians believe digital communication technologies, including mobile apps, can be of benefit to their patients.
A novel program helps patients with cancer eat better by helping them grow their own fruits and vegetables.
A study conducted by researchers based at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has determined that healthy lifestyle choices can help cancer survivors avoid the metabolic syndrome.
Although most women are aware of breast cancer and know someone who has battled the disease, hearing the words "You have cancer" can be a traumatic experience. They can be easily overwhelmed by the information presented during a consult with their doctor. This new book can help them manage their cancer care.
Not all e-patients are Internet savvy, but they are engaged, educated, equipped, and enabled to be experts and equal partners in their care.
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say.
Most self-treatments for skin cancer result in poor cosmoses, and extensive tissue damage is observed in more than one-third of such cases.
Many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely when their share of the costs becomes too high.
When a patient's share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely, according to new research.
Can parents use digital cameras and smart phones to potentially screen their children for the most common form of pediatric eye cancer? Researchers believe so.
Women with breast cancer felt less depressed after creating personal websites that allowed them to chronicle their cancer experiences online and stay in touch with their social networks.
A new Survivorship Toolkit offers patients posttreatment self-care plans, wallet-sized information cards, and a calendar for keeping track of appointments.
It may be reasonable to use methods other than colonoscopy to rescreen people who had negative results on their first screening colonoscopy.
A nutritional education program for patients with gastrectomy improved knowledge, oral intake, adherence to diet guidelines, and patient satisfaction compared with patients who received usual nutrition education.
Persons with cancer who use herbs or dietary supplements are at risk for harmful drug interactions, a new study has reiterated.
Self-care is an essential part of treating patients with lymphedema, with full-body exercise and complete decongestive therapy being the best ways to minimize symptoms and maintain quality of life.
Differences in the impact of aspirin in various forms of cancer are highlighted in two studies recently published in the oncology literature.
Support from oncology clinicians can encourage people with cancer to adopt an exercise regimen that can help relieve their symptoms and improve their function.
For female patients with an abnormal breast or cervical cancer screening result, patient navigation services help to decrease the time to diagnosis and helps vulnerable populations get the care they need in a timely manner.
Memory and thought-process speed may be improved in breast cancer survivors, who often complain of problems with memory or feelings of mental slowness. A memory training program can improve memory performance, according to a recent study.
Breast cancer survivors who develop such behavioral skills as self-confidence and motivation are much more likely to continue exercising on their own after leaving a supervised exercise program.
The mailing of fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits boosted colorectal cancer screening rates in a low-income, racially diverse patient population.
Information and resources to help patients quit smoking and resources to help patients cope with lung cancer and its treatment.
People with cancer and their caregivers can turn to a new Web site to help answer the question from concerned relatives and friends, "What can I do to help?"
Persons with cancer aged 20 to 29 years were less likely than others to use mental health services and more likely to have unmet information needs.
ONA talked to an oncology nurse with Walgreens' cycle management program about how this novel program helps patients and clinicians better manage outpatient oral chemotherapy.
Childhood cancer survivors may need earlier colorectal cancer screening, especially if abdominal radiation was part of their treatment.
Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia can use these tips to help manage practical and emotional concerns.
Administration, safety, and efficacy are similar in both agents. However, the frequency of administration makes a significant difference for patients.
- Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (Fact Sheet)
- Sweeping prostate cancer review upends widely held belief on radiation after surgery
- Survival longer in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with low tumor metabolic activity
- Statin use inversely linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
- 'Lean Six Sigma' Approach Raises Call Light Responsiveness Patient Satisfaction Scores
- Persistent swollen neck glands could be suspicious for cancer
- Brachytherapy decreases risk of prostate cancer five-year recurrence
- Visiting the same primary care physician may delay cancer diagnosis
- No association is seen between reproductive history or hormone use and lung cancer risk in women
- Genetic variants combined to improve breast cancer
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