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CBT/CBTH mitigates fatigue in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy

CBT/CBTH mitigates fatigue in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy, alone or with hypnosis, can help patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy to manage fatigue, often their most debilitating side effect.

Nondrug interventions can effectively improve time to fall asleep and total sleep time

Nondrug interventions can effectively improve time to fall asleep and total sleep time

A new study demonstrates that nonpharmaceutical techniques can resolve sleep disturbance and insomnia in patients with cancer.

Palliative care clinicians explain 10 points about the value of palliative care

Palliative care clinicians explain 10 points about the value of palliative care

Both patients and clinicians often confuse palliative care and hospice care. Palliative care clinicians offer 10 points to help explain the purpose of the former.

A partnership with cosmetics helps rebuild positive body images in patients with cancer

A partnership with cosmetics helps rebuild positive body images in patients with cancer

These programs are designed to help patients rebuild a positive self body image and cope with the physical effects of cancer and treatments.

Cancer in the very elderly: Three programs designed especially for frail patients

Cancer in the very elderly: Three programs designed especially for frail patients

These programs are designed to address the unique challenges of providing cancer care to patients older than 65 years.

ED visits at the end of life: Helping patients maintain their care decisions

ED visits at the end of life: Helping patients maintain their care decisions

Patients at the end of life often forego their resolve to die in their home, and visit an emergency department for care. A recent study sought to understand this decision.

A niche is found in modern cancer therapy for the ancient spiritual practice of quigong

A niche is found in modern cancer therapy for the ancient spiritual practice of quigong

Another therapeutic intervention can be added to the list of effective palliative care modalities available for patients with cancer: qigong (CHI gung). A newly published study found that the ancient mind-body practice ...

Building special memories with their loved ones may be the best medicine

Building special memories with their loved ones may be the best medicine

Families coping with cancer need a break from stress and its impact on their lives. These organizations help them enjoy happy times together.

Cards of hope and strength sent to cancer patients are 
a family's tribute to Mom

Cards of hope and strength sent to cancer patients are 
a family's tribute to Mom

A family keeps their matriarch's legacy alive through an organization that tends to the spirit of survival.

Patient preferences are the ideal guidelines for providing effective palliative care

Patient preferences are the ideal guidelines for providing effective palliative care

Quality of life can be greatly enhanced through effective palliative care. These tips help nurses and family provide an ideal environment for patients.

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