A recent large-scale, randomized study of reflexology offers the strongest evidence yet that it can help cancer patients manage their symptoms and perform daily tasks.
A simple three-question survey has been developed to help clinicians identify women who may be experiencing symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Support from oncology clinicians can encourage people with cancer to adopt an exercise regimen that can help relieve their symptoms and improve their function.
The magnitude of change in serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) after 5α-reductase inhibitor therapy may be useful in diagnosing prostate cancer.
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A minimally invasive endoscopic technique called polarization gating spectroscopy detected pancreatic cancer 100% of the time in a small study.
The system for monitoring adverse events in oncology clinical trials is in urgent need of reform, say the authors of a recent commentary.
Psychosocial interventions, including skills instruction and education, can help reduce pain in persons with cancer, confirm the results of a recent meta-analysis.
The clinical utility of a symptom index for ovarian cancer depends on precisely how it is used and how index-positive women are managed, indicate the results of a recent study.
Cancer information on Wikipedia is similar in accuracy and depth to that found on a peer-reviewed, patient-oriented cancer Web site, but the latter presents simpler, shorter versions.
Epileptic seizures—common among people with primary brain tumors—may be related to the release of excess levels of glutamate, and may be controlled with the drug sulfasalazine.
The combining of three imaging tools into one device may provide a new, minimally invasive approach to diagnosing early-stage ovarian cancer in high-risk women.
CIPN is a debilitating adverse effect that can lead to reduced doses that hinder treatment effectiveness or early discontinuation of therapy.
Transthoracic needle biopsy of a pulmonary nodule often results in pneumothorax that requires chest-tube placement, a team of investigators has found.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has revised its mammography screening recommendation, now suggesting that women have the test once a year starting at age 40 years.
Using the CA 19-9 tumor marker followed by an endoscopic ultrasound is more likely to detect stage 1 pancreatic cancer in persons at high risk for the disease than is using CA 19-9 alone.
A form of psychotherapy that is intended to relieve distress for dying patients and their families showed great effectiveness in a recent study.
The experimental agent cediranib shrank tumors in more than half of study subjects afflicted with alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS).
The best approach for detecting most gynecologic cancer recurrences is to take a thorough history, perform a thorough examination, and educate the patient about concerning symptoms.
Management and prognosis for patients with NHL depend on identifying the disease type. This review discusses the diagnoses and optimal treatments.
A tablet delivering transmucosal fentanyl, Abstral is indicated for the management of breakthrough pain in adult cancer patients who are already using opioids around the clock.
The goal was to make the case for better pain management without undermining the care team.
The patient's symptoms suggested a hypopharyngeal tumor, but imaging studies showed the mass in an unexpected location.
Smoking is not only a cause of cancer, it also appears to be a cause of greater cancer-related pain, according to a recent survey of 224 patients.
Pain management is important for cancer patients during therapy and sometimes after treatment is completed—not just at the end of life.
Acupuncture may be beneficial in patients experiencing a range of cancer symptoms.
Ovarian cancer cases are being missed because diagnosis guidelines do not mention abdominal distension, the symptom most likely to be associated with the cancer, a study suggests.
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