Study evaluates the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship.
Some patients undergoing radiation therapy may experience traumatic symptoms if they had a prior experience that triggered their "fight, flight, or freeze" response. Somatic experiencing may help these patients manage their symptoms during their radiation treatments.
Emotional distress is associated with an increased likelihood of opting for surgery among men with localized prostate cancer.
Stepped care is effective and reduces recovery time among patients with head and neck cancer or lung cancer and untreated psychological distress.
Patient Stress Level Influences Best Type of Couples' Therapy for Patients With Breast Cancer and Their PartnersJune 13, 2016
Distressed patients with breast cancer benefit most from a couple-focused supportive group therapy, while less distressed patients benefit more from a structured, skills-based, couples-focused group therapy.
Severity of complicated grief and risk of prolonged grief disorder are reduced in high-risk families that receive family-focused therapy during palliative care and into bereavement.
Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Are Increased in Pediatric Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic LeukemiaApril 04, 2016
Emotional distress during and after undergoing chemotherapy for ALL affects a significant percentage of children with the disease.
Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develop in a majority of patients with breast cancer, and these symptoms persist for at least a year for most.
This technique, which does not use pharmaceutical sedatives, can ease the perioperative discomfort and anxiety experienced by some patients undergoing fully awake craniotomy to remove glioma.
A past history of psychiatric disorders has been linked to suicidal ideation in patients with brain tumors.
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hematologic malignancies experience significant psychological morbidities during treatment and early survivorship.
Professional psychological support and care for patients with oral cancer is necessary during the diagnosis to ensure patient adherence to professional recommendations and improve prognosis.
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.
A high proportion of women who received false-positive results on screening mammography reported experiencing psychosocial consequences or trouble sleeping.
The strongest predictor of social distress in colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors is having three or more long-term conditions.
Enabling patients to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later.
A psychosocial telephone counseling (PTC) intervention for cervical cancer survivors can yield improvements in depression and lasting improvement in gynecologic and cancer-specific concerns.
Risk factors for suicide include male gender, distant disease, increasing age, race/ethnicity.
The first clinical study documenting the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer patients has yielded evidence that therapy dogs are indeed beneficial for some cancer patients.
This fact sheet explores the effect of existing stress on cancer risk and cancer outcomes.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers have found that in patients with esophageal cancer and no history of psychiatric morbidity, psychiatric morbidity increases following surgery.
CancerStories Ltd, a non-profit organization, has announced the launch of the world's first ehealth app for Apple devices to support patients with cancer and their families.
According to a new study published in the journal Palliative and Supportive Care, researchers have found that patients with head and neck cancer have unmet psychological needs following treatment for their disease.
Patients diagnosed with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and malignant melanoma are particularly at risk for disorders such as anxiety or depression.
A study evaluating the effectiveness of aromatherapy as a complementary/alternative modality for reducing anxiety in women undergoing CNB was presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 39th Annual Congress.
Patients who express pretreatment concern about treatment symptoms such as nausea and memory problems tend to suffer higher symptom burdens during and after anticancer treatment, suggests research.
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A study consisting of lung cancer patients is shedding more light on the stigma often felt by these patients, the emotional toll it can have, and how health providers can help.
False-positive mammograms up short-term, but not long-term, anxiety, according to a study published online.
It is important to recognize and treat anxiety or depression among cancer patients, according to a clinical guideline published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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