Long-distance travel was more strongly associated with definitive prostate SBRT use, researchers found.
Observational study assessed the influence of patients' self-predictions for well-being after undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer with or without immediate breast reconstruction.
A study from French researchers identified which people are the most likely to influence a breast cancer patient's decision whether to undergo breast reconstruction. These findings were presented at SABCS 2017.
As the use of computers and EHRs increase in health care, results of a study on patients' perception of clinicians who communicate from behind an electronic screen were presented at the 2017 Palliative Care Symposium.
Phase 1 trials are used to determine the safety profiles of treatment regimens. In this retrospective review, investigators sought to understand the reasons participants in these studies drop out.
A majority of patients with early-stage breast cancer consider undergoing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.
Alternative medicine was independently tied to greater mortality risk compared to conventional treatment, researchers found.
Researchers investigated whether a financial reward could help drive colorectal cancer participation.
Contrary to some concerns, persons at high risk for lung cancer who undergo CT lung scans are more likely to attempt smoking cessation regardless of their test results compared with unscreened persons.
Use of antiperspirant or deodorant does not adversely affect potential for dermal toxicity or surface concentrations of aluminum in the axilla in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.
Most terminally ill patients have accurate prognostic awareness of their condition and tend to become more aware as their condition deteriorates.
Study results show that patients with prostate cancer express treatment decision regret, with concerns regarding sexual function, bowel function, and PSA most commonly associated with regret.
Roughly half of older Americans experiencing difficulty paying for needed drugs did not talk to their physicians about the issue, poll shows.
Fat grafting provides benefits to women with breast cancer considering their options for postmastectomy breast reconstruction, even though this study shows that patient-reported outcomes are similar among women who did and did not undergo the procedure.
A survey of men with prostate cancer revealed that treatment-related factors impact treatment decisions differently in black men compared with white men.
A patient survey was designed to examine patient views of their initial breast cancer diagnosis process and care management.
Open-label placebos can be effective, according to five studies involving patients with IBS, depression, allergic rhinitis, back pain, and ADHD.
Canadian investigators sought to understand the factors that influence the treatment choices of women with early-stage breast cancer.
Computer-generated diagnoses may mislead patients or parents, research indicates.
Thyroid is more likely to be managed with surgical intervention when patients have access to expanded health insurance.
Study finds patients are not more likely to report dissatisfaction, seek a second opinion, or change doctors due to physician recommendations against CPM.
The proportion of women with invasive early-stage unilateral breast cancer electing CPM has increased significantly, and varies across US states.
Follow-up via mobile app similar to in-person postoperative visits for low-risk ambulatory patients after breast reconstruction.
Palliative care and end-of-life care are top research priorities for oncology patients and nurses.
Patients were more comfortable with their decisions about lung cancer screening after a shared decision-making visit.
Despite the known benefits of physical activity for breast cancer survivors, a large proportion of this population continues to be physically inactive after treatment.
Although 75 percent of provider organizations can offer estimate, less than 25 percent of patients request one.
More individuals in the United States are overweight and obese than two decades ago, but fewer are trying to shed pounds.
Researchers found that non-elderly cancer survivors may be particularly vulnerable to financial toxicity.
Women who experience a false positive mammogram were more likely to delay their subsequent screening, potentially increasing the risk of having late stage breast cancer at diagnosis.
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