Centralized telephone medical management, with automated symptom monitoring and a long distance reach, improved cancer patients’ pain and depression.
Depression accompanies the disease in some people with cancer; in some depression may even predict outcome.
Breast cancer affects men as well as women, and the men who live with and survive breast cancer have a number of gender-specific adjustments to make.
Cancer-related fatigue can continue to be a significant problem for patients, even long after they have completed treatment.
Cancer-related fatigue is widespread, but attention to the cause can often help to alleviate the problem.
A recent study indicates that NCI-designated cancer centers provide better palliative care, but even in these institutions, improvements can be made.
By utilizing varied interventions, hospice and palliative care practitioners can do much to improve their patients’ quality of life.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance proved that aggressive infection control procedures can minimize flu cases in a patient population.