Soy and soy isoflavones are alleviating skin and lung toxicities from thoracic radiotherapy in preclinical study models; however, researchers stress the need for further studies.
A new study demonstrates that nonpharmaceutical techniques can resolve sleep disturbance and insomnia in patients with cancer.
The minimally invasive procedure provides effective, immediate relief from the pain of vertebral compression fractures due to multiple myeloma.
This primer on complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies can help you talk to patients about nontraditional medicine.
Do you squirm when patients ask about the affects of cancer on their sexuality? A therapist explains how to talk with cancer patients about sexuality.
A clinical evaluation demonstrates the effectiveness of a mucoadhesive polymer rinse on oral mucositis, a common side effect of radiotherapy.
Which patients, if any, should receive prophylactic antibiotics when starting therapy with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors?
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Many cancer patients go to the Internet with their questions about side effect management. But the information they glean is from reliable sources—other cancer patients.
The key to managing this late effect is patient education because it can manifest long after patients complete radiotherapy.
Severe skin reactions during radiation therapy could be prevented by applying a thin transparent silicone dressing to the skin from the first day of treatment, according to clinical research from New Zealand.
Breast cancer survivors taking AIs, such as anastrozole, letrozole, and exemestane, experienced a reduction in joint pain if they exercised while on treatment. These results were presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Adding bortezomib to standard preventive therapy for GVHD results in improved outcomes for patients receiving stem cell transplants from mismatched and unrelated donors, according to research presented at the 2013 ASH Annual Meeting, in New Orleans.
A new class of drugs reduced the risk of patients contracting a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplant treatments, according to a new study from researchers.
McMaster University researchers found no difference in patients with breast cancer who used simple compression bandages to treat lymphedema compared with those who underwent daily lymphatic massage.
The epidemiology and pathophysiology of cancer-associated bone disease was reviewed in a new paper published by an International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Committee of Scientific Advisors Working Group.
A definitive trial has indicated that low-level laser therapy reduces the occurrence of canker sores and improves quality of life in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who are undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy.
Highest cardiac radiation doses and excess risks are from left-sided treatment in the supine position, researchers found.
Standard and reduced high-dose volume RT for muscle-invasive bladder cancer provides comparable tumor control and decreased late toxicity compared with surgery, according to a new study.
Researchers have not only confirmed that tamoxifen induces cognitive dysfunction in users, they have also found an existing treatment that can prevent this adverse effect.
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