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Geriatric-Oncology

June 19, 2019

Geriatric oncology: Aging population raises concerns about surge in demand for cancer care

Researchers fear the coming of what’s been dubbed a “silver oncologic tsunami” in the United States, worrying the medical community is not prepared to meet the needs of a rapidly aging population of cancer patients. Read more.

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Physical Therapy

May 8, 2019

Physical therapy a critical component while recovering from breast cancer surgery

Many patients who undergo surgery often see a physical therapist as part of their recovery plan, especially if the procedure involved arms, legs or parts of the body that move or regulate movement.

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Self-Image

May 1, 2019

Tips for managing the emotional and intellectual side effects of cancer

The side effects of cancer aren’t just physical, but often impact how patients feel and, sometimes, think. Here are some tips for how to manage grief, depression, difficulty concentrating and other cancer-related challenges.

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Opioid

April 3, 2019

Cancer patients not immune from opioid addiction

While media coverage surrounding opioid misuse in the cancer patient population is sparse, research does indicate that cancer patients are not immune to addiction. It is also clear that opioid prescribing rates among cancer patients are substantially higher than those of other patients.

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PTSD

December 6, 2018

Could the stress and anxiety triggered by a cancer diagnosis amount to PTSD?

For some patients, the reaction to a diagnosis in the days and weeks that follow may mimic some of the signs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and hypervigilance. But is it really PTSD?

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Excersise

November 8, 2018

Building muscle is important in cancer, no matter the stage

Typically, the less muscle mass an advanced cancer patient has, the lower his or her chance of surviving the disease. But new studies show early-stage cancer patients are also at risk.

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Reconstructive

May 31, 2018

10 commonly asked questions about life after breast reconstruction surgery

No matter how prepared you are for breast reconstruction surgery, you will still have questions for your doctor in the days that follow, and you should make sure to ask them before ever leaving the hospital, experts say.

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Fat-Cells

April 26, 2018

Another concern for obese patients: Fat cells may hinder chemotherapy’s impact

Obese cancer patients often don’t respond as well to chemotherapy as patients who are not overweight. One study may explain why.

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Opioid

February 13, 2018

Pain management therapies relying less on opioids

In the midst of a deadly opioid crisis, pain management doctors are increasingly turning to other therapies to control cancer-related pain with fewer side effects.

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