Tag Archive | "depression"

Depressed Head and Neck Cancer Patients Have Lower Survival and Higher Recurrence Risk

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Source: www.OncologyNurseAdvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD   Depression is a significant predictor of 5-year survival and recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer, according to a new study published in Pyschosomatic Medicine (doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000256). These findings represent one of the largest studies to report on the impact of depression on cancer survival. Although depression […]

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Depression and smoking linked to worse prognosis in oral cancer

Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Source: medicalresearch.com Author: staff MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Eileen H. Shinn PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Shinn: Recent studies with leukemia, breast, lung, renal and liver cancer patients have […]

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ASCO Launches New Survivorship Guidelines

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Author: Roxanne Nelson Source: medscape.com   The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued 3 new evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and management of common symptoms that affect a large number of cancer survivors — neuropathy, fatigue, and depression and anxiety. The number of cancer survivors in the United States has risen exponentially, […]

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After-effects of oral cancer surgery forces patients into unemployment and depression

Monday, March 31, 2014

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Source: economicvoice.com Author: Economic Voice Staff   Cancer Patients are being forced into unemployment due to the after-effects of surgery and higher levels of depression. Research into head and neck cancer patients discovered the rate of those employed fell by more than 40 per cent five years after diagnosis, where only one in three managed to secure work. […]

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Psychosocial services underutilized by those with head and neck cancers

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Source: www.healio.com Author: Allen Chen Despite high rates of depression among individuals with head and neck cancers after radiation therapy, mental health services are severely underutilized in this patient population, results of a cross-sectional analysis suggest. Allen M. Chen, MD, of the department of radiation oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, […]

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Cancer survivors not seeking help for depression

Friday, August 16, 2013

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Source: www.dailyrx.com Author: staff Long-term treatment can affect how cancer survivors manage in the world. The fancy phrase for this is “psychosocial functioning.” A recent study looked at how head and neck cancer survivors get along after treatment. Depression is not uncommon among head and neck cancer survivors, researchers found in this new study. However, […]

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SSRI Prevents Depression in Head, Neck Cancer

Friday, June 21, 2013

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Source: MedPage Today By Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer Published: June 21, 2013   Prophylactic escitalopram cut the incidence of depression in head and neck cancer patients by more than 50% and improved quality of life, a clinical trial showed. Significantly fewer patients taking the antidepressant developed depression, when compared with those on placebo (10% vs 24.6%; […]

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Cancer Patients’ Health Benefits From Physical Activity

Friday, February 3, 2012

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Source: MedicalNewsToday.com According to an investigation published on bmj.com, cancer patients who have completed their primary cancer-related treatment, who engage in physical activity, can enhance their health. Earlier studies discovered that individuals with cancer anticipate to return to normal daily activities after completing their primary cancer-related treatment. However, these patients often find they experience lower […]

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Many Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Face Eating Problems

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Source: HealthDay News Persistent pain, eating problems and depression are the most common problems experienced by long-term survivors of head and neck cancer, a new study finds. In the study, published in the Jan. 16 online issue of the journal Archives of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, researchers looked at 337 people who were […]

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Prescription Drug Prices Will Soon Be More Affordable

Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Source: Stamford Advocate The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet. The next 14 months will bring generic versions of seven of the world’s 20 best-selling drugs, including the top two: cholesterol fighter Lipitor and blood thinner Plavix. The magnitude of this wave of expiring drugs patents […]

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