Women's Health

Symptoms of Poor Sleep May Suggest Potential Sleep Disorders in Survivors of Breast Cancer

Symptoms of Poor Sleep May Suggest Potential Sleep Disorders in Survivors of Breast Cancer

ORLANDO, FL—A large percentage of survivors of breast cancer with sleep complaints have symptoms suggesting underlying sleep disorders that require referral to a sleep medicine specialist for further evaluation and treatment, according to preliminary study evidence presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.

Systematic Review Finds Limited Interventions for Treatment-related Symptoms in Ovarian Cancer

Systematic Review Finds Limited Interventions for Treatment-related Symptoms in Ovarian Cancer

ORLANDO, FL—Effective nursing interventions for the cluster of sleep disturbance, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (SPADE) symptoms women with ovarian cancer report secondary to ongoing chemotherapy treatment are limited, concludes a literature review presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.

Most women with early stage breast cancer avoid extensive lymph node removal

New research has found that in women with early stage breast cancer, surgeons no longer universally remove most of the lymph nodes in the underarm area when a biopsy of the nearby lymph nodes indicates cancer.

Teens with breast lumps may be able to avoid invasive biopsy

The use of breast ultrasound could eliminate the need for biopsy in many cases in adolescent girls, according to a recent study.

Biennial mammography optimal screening interval for average risk women

Biennial mammography optimal screening interval for average risk women

Biennial (once every two years) screening is preferable for women of age 50 through 74 that have an average risk of developing breast cancer.

Nighttime fasting may decrease breast cancer risk in women

Nighttime fasting may decrease breast cancer risk in women

An increase in overnight fasting decreases glucose levels and may lower the risk of breast cancer among women.

mHealth app assesses breast cancer risk and aids prevention

An evaluation of this mobile health app found easy to use for diverse, low-income women.

The switch that might tame the most aggressive of breast cancers

Researchers have learned more about breast cancer, including identification of a gene that drives the aggressive disease.

Most hospitalists not supportive of inpatient mammography

Most hospitalists not supportive of inpatient mammography

Most hospitalists would not order an inpatient mammography for breast cancer screening.

Cervical cancer screenings important for young female patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be at increased risk of cervical dysplasia and cancer, according to a new study.

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