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Patients With Urologic Cancer Need Psycho-oncologic Support to Manage High Stress

Patients With Urologic Cancer Need Psycho-oncologic Support to Manage High Stress

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Patients with urologic cancer should be offered psycho-oncologic support to manage effects of emotional stressors.

Myalgia-arthralgia Syndrome Associated With Taxanes in Patients with Breast Cancer

Myalgia-arthralgia Syndrome Associated With Taxanes in Patients with Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines predisposing factors, prevention, and therapy of myalgia-arthralgia syndrome (M-AS).

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

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Survivors of testicular cancer are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

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Survivors of childhood cancer who received certain neurotoxic therapies are less likely to have had sexual intercourse or to be in an intimate relationship, researchers found.

Anxiety, Distress Common Among Patients With BCR-ABL-negative MPNs

Anxiety, Distress Common Among Patients With BCR-ABL-negative MPNs

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In this study, researchers measured the psychological manifestations among patients with BCR-ABL-negative MPNs to determine the effects of anxiety, distress, and depression on symptom burden in this patient population.

Timing of Chemotherapy Infusion Affects Inflammatory Response to Chemotherapy

Timing of Chemotherapy Infusion Affects Inflammatory Response to Chemotherapy

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Light/dark cycle of the day influences inflammatory processes in various tissues in the body, potentially affecting risk factors in patients with cancer.

Clinicians May Want To Address Emotional Stress to Prevent Overtreatment of Localized Prostate Cancer

Clinicians May Want To Address Emotional Stress to Prevent Overtreatment of Localized Prostate Cancer

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Some men with low-risk prostate cancer may opt for more aggressive treatments due to emotional distress.

Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Report Substantial Treatment-Related Toxicities

Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Report Substantial Treatment-Related Toxicities

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In this study, researchers quantified the frequency, severity, and burden of treatment-associated toxicities in patients with early-stage invasive breast cancer using patient surveys.

What You Do Not Know Could Hurt You: What Women Wish Their Doctors Had Told Them About Chemotherapy Side Effects on Memory and Response to Alcohol

What You Do Not Know Could Hurt You: What Women Wish Their Doctors Had Told Them About Chemotherapy Side Effects on Memory and Response to Alcohol

[Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research] This research examines the incidence of alcohol and memory-related side effects of chemotherapy in female cancer patients.

Biomarker Predicts Anthracycline-caused Heart Damage in Women with Breast Cancer

Biomarker Predicts Anthracycline-caused Heart Damage in Women with Breast Cancer

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Investigators have identified a genetic biomarker that can help determine congestive heart failure risk in individuals undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Preventing Tumor Lysis Syndrome in Patients Receiving Venetoclax

Preventing Tumor Lysis Syndrome in Patients Receiving Venetoclax

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What precautions should be taken to prevent tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) in patients receiving venetoclax (Venclexta)?

Pseudohyperkalemia: False Potassium Levels Occur in a Patient With Lymphoma

Pseudohyperkalemia: False Potassium Levels Occur in a Patient With Lymphoma

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The patient's history and current blood work results indicated a dangerously high potassium level. But a meticulously handled redraw proved it false.

Study Confirms Long-term Risk of VTE in Patients With Breast Cancer

Study Confirms Long-term Risk of VTE in Patients With Breast Cancer

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Patients with breast cancer have more than 2 times the risk for developing a venous thromboembolism 5 years after diagnosis compared with the general population.

Risk of Endometrial Abnormalities With Adjuvant Tamoxifen for Early Stage Breast Cancer Is Low

Risk of Endometrial Abnormalities With Adjuvant Tamoxifen for Early Stage Breast Cancer Is Low

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For women receiving tamoxifen in the adjuvant setting for early stage breast cancer or as a preventive for high risk of breast cancer, the risk of developing endometrial pathology in those with negative uterine examination findings prior to treatment is very low.

E-HF Radiation Therapy Side Effects Comparable to CF Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer

E-HF Radiation Therapy Side Effects Comparable to CF Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer

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Side effects experienced with extremely hypofractionated treatment for intermediate-risk prostate cancer were comparable to those of conventional radiation therapy at 2 years after treatment.

Drug Prevents Heart Damage in Pediatric Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Drug Prevents Heart Damage in Pediatric Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

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Dexrazoxane has cardioprotective properties that can prevent long-term cardiotoxicity in pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a review of the medical literature on cardiotoxic effects of anthracycline treatment.

PMPS: A Common Late Effect of Surgery and Radiation for Breast Cancer

PMPS: A Common Late Effect of Surgery and Radiation for Breast Cancer

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Postmastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a debilitating late effect of surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Study Evaluates Incidence of PD-1 Blockade-related Pneumonitis

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Pneumonitis related to the use of PD-1 inhibitor therapy is higher among patients with NSCLC and RCC, and during combination therapy.

Sexual Dissatisfaction Prevalent Among Cancer Survivors, Especially in Women

Sexual Dissatisfaction Prevalent Among Cancer Survivors, Especially in Women

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Older cancer survivors' self-reports of sexual activity and functioning are comparable to age-matched people without cancer; despite this, sexual dissatisfaction is more prevalent among cancer survivors than age-matched cancer-free persons.

Comprehensive Mental Health Screening Recommended for Some Childhood Cancer Survivors

Comprehensive Mental Health Screening Recommended for Some Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Although most adolescent survivors of childhood cancer have no reported psychological symptoms, those who do often have multiple symptoms and distinct symptom profiles.

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Risk of Diarrhea Associated With Vandetanib Treatment in Carcinoma Patients

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Risk of Diarrhea Associated With Vandetanib Treatment in Carcinoma Patients

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research examines overall risks of all-grade and high-grade diarrhea during vandetanib treatment, to gain a better understanding of its prediction and management.

Chronic Pain Is More Likely for Women Who Undergo Armpit Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer

Chronic Pain Is More Likely for Women Who Undergo Armpit Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer

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Risk factors for chronic pain after breast cancer surgery include axillary lymph node dissection, younger age, and radiation therapy. Only axillary lymph node dissection is a high-yield target for a modifiable risk factor to prevent the persistent pain after breast cancer surgery.

Poor Sleep Quality Negatively Impacts Some Adverse Effects in Patients With Advanced Cancer

Poor Sleep Quality Negatively Impacts Some Adverse Effects in Patients With Advanced Cancer

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Patients participating in early-phase clinical trials should be assessed for sleep quality, as poor sleep quality is associated with greater fatigue, symptom burden, and mood disturbance.

Tango Dancing Improves Balance and Fall Risk in Cancer Patients With Peripheral Neuropathy

Tango Dancing Improves Balance and Fall Risk in Cancer Patients With Peripheral Neuropathy

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Balanced is improved and fall risk is reduced among cancer patients with peripheral neuropathy who participated in Argentine tango dancing as a form of therapy.

Cause of Pain of Photodynamic Therapy Identified

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Exaggerated sensitivity to harmless light, or photosensitization, is often triggered by photodynamic therapy used to treat precancerous skin lesions and skin cancers.

Moderate-to-Vigorous Exercise Improves Subjective Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors

Moderate-to-Vigorous Exercise Improves Subjective Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Memory problems in breast cancer survivors appear associated with the high stress load these patients experience rather than their treatment, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity may help subjective memory in these patients.

Case Reports Show an Association Between Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Risk for Rheumatologic Disorders

Case Reports Show an Association Between Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Risk for Rheumatologic Disorders

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A small number of patients with cancer treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors may have higher-than-usual risk of developing autoimmune joint and tissue diseases, including inflammatory arthritis, according to a case report on 13 patients has shown.

Investigation of a Novel Method for Managing Oral Cancer Pain Is Awarded NIDCR Grant

Investigation of a Novel Method for Managing Oral Cancer Pain Is Awarded NIDCR Grant

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Quality of life for patients with oral cancer can be dismal due to cancer-related pain. An NIDCR grant is supporting the investigation of a nonviral gene delivery method for treating oral cancer pain safely and effectively.

Sleep Disorders in Cancer Radiation Therapy: Little Understood, Often Undetected — and Important

Sleep Disorders in Cancer Radiation Therapy: Little Understood, Often Undetected — and Important

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Sleep patterns and habits should be a part of oncology nurses' routine patient assessment, as sleep disorders can be a significant challenge for cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.

Recently Identified Biomarkers Found to Warn of Chronic Graft-vs-Host Disease in Marrow Transplant Patients

Recently Identified Biomarkers Found to Warn of Chronic Graft-vs-Host Disease in Marrow Transplant Patients

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Researchers recently identified CXCL10, a protein that could act as a biomarker for chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), a long-term adverse effect that develops in some patients after undergoing blood and bone marrow transplant.

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