Psychological Distress

Distress Increases Likelihood of Choosing Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer

Distress Increases Likelihood of Choosing Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer

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Emotional distress is associated with an increased likelihood of opting for surgery among men with localized prostate cancer.

Stepped Care Effective for Psychological Distress

Stepped Care Effective for Psychological Distress

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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 Partners

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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.

Family-focused Therapy Improves Grieving and Coping in Families at High Risk for Dysfunction

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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 Leukemia

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Emotional distress during and after undergoing chemotherapy for ALL affects a significant percentage of children with the disease.

Most Patients Experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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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.

Hypnosedation: An Alternative Sedation Method for Glioma Resection

Hypnosedation: An Alternative Sedation Method for Glioma Resection

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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.

Risk Factors of Suicidal Ideation in Patients With Brain Tumors

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A past history of psychiatric disorders has been linked to suicidal ideation in patients with brain tumors.

Adolescents and Young Adults With Blood Cancers Experience Substantial Pyschological Morbidities

Adolescents and Young Adults With Blood Cancers Experience Substantial Pyschological Morbidities

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Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hematologic malignancies experience significant psychological morbidities during treatment and early survivorship.

Psychological Support May Be Necessary for Patients With Oral Cancer

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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.

Lower Survival Rates in Women With Breast Cancer Diagnosed With Depression

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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.

High proportion of women experience anxiety following false-positive screening mammography

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A high proportion of women who received false-positive results on screening mammography reported experiencing psychosocial consequences or trouble sleeping.

Social distress identified in minority of colorectal cancer survivors

Social distress identified in minority of colorectal cancer survivors

The strongest predictor of social distress in colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors is having three or more long-term conditions.

Stress management improves long-term mood and quality of life in women with breast cancer

Stress management improves long-term mood and quality of life in women with breast cancer

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Enabling patients to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later.

Cervical cancer survivors benefit from psychosocial phone counseling

Cervical cancer survivors benefit from psychosocial phone counseling

A psychosocial telephone counseling (PTC) intervention for cervical cancer survivors can yield improvements in depression and lasting improvement in gynecologic and cancer-specific concerns.

Suicide deemed public health concern in those with genitourinary cancers

Suicide deemed public health concern in those with genitourinary cancers

Risk factors for suicide include male gender, distant disease, increasing age, race/ethnicity.

Animal-assisted therapy benefits adult cancer patients

Animal-assisted therapy benefits adult cancer patients

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.

Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the effect of existing stress on cancer risk and cancer outcomes.

New-onset psychiatric morbidity in surgically treated patients with esophageal cancer

New-onset psychiatric morbidity in surgically treated patients with esophageal cancer

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.

First ehealth app aims to support cancer patients and their families

First ehealth app aims to support cancer patients and their families

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.

Patients with head and neck cancer indicate unmet psychological needs

Patients with head and neck cancer indicate unmet psychological needs

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.

Cancer diagnosis often adversely affects mental health

Cancer diagnosis often adversely affects mental health

Patients diagnosed with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and malignant melanoma are particularly at risk for disorders such as anxiety or depression.

Aromatherapy reduces anxiety during breast biopsy

Aromatherapy reduces anxiety during breast biopsy

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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' symptom concerns before anticancer treatment predict symptom burdens

Patients' symptom concerns before anticancer treatment predict symptom burdens

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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.

Effective calming agents for agitation

Effective calming agents for agitation

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What would you recommend for a patient with terminal agitation?

Understanding the stigma of lung cancer

Understanding the stigma of lung cancer

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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 mammogram increase short-term anxiety

False-positive mammogram increase short-term anxiety

False-positive mammograms up short-term, but not long-term, anxiety, according to a study published online.

Cancer patients require anxiety and depression screening

Cancer patients require anxiety and depression screening

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.

Lack of sleep, increased stress are common maternal experiences after a child's ALL treatment

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Even months after their child's acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosis and treatment, 46% of mothers still exhibited symptoms of clinical anxiety, and 26% of mothers showed depressive symptoms.

'White coat effect' proves less for nurses

'White coat effect' proves less for nurses

Mean blood pressures lower for nurses compared to readings made by doctors at same visit, according to research.

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