Tag Archive | "depression"

Heading back to the office following head and neck cancer

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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Source: blogs.biomedcentral.com Author: Daniel Caley In Cancers of the Head & Neck launching today publishes the first study looking at disability and employment outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Dr Shrujal Baxi, Section Editor for survivorship and patient related outcomes and author of this study, explains more […]

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Head & Neck Cancer Patients Face Social Isolation, Financial Burdens

Monday, April 18, 2016

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Source: www.journals.lww.com/oncologytimes Author: Robert H. Carlson   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC) has high morbidity and is expensive to treat. The cost of the disease, not only in financial burden but also degradation of the patient’s quality of life, was highlighted in a recent study from University of Chicago Pritzker School of […]

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Suicide: A Major Threat to Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Source: www.jco.ascopubs.com Authors: Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Eric Adjei Boakye, and Ronald J. Walker
, Mark A. Varvares   TO THE EDITOR: The article by Ringash that was recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology provided a compelling narrative of both the improvements made in head and neck cancer survivorship, as well as the challenges created by longer-term […]

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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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