The early integration of oncology and palliative care enhanced coping strategies and improved QOL for patients newly diagnosed with incurable lung or GI cancer.
Palliative and Supportive Care
Participating in a palliative care consultation significantly decreased healthcare use of Medicare beneficiaries with advanced cancer at the end of life.
In both primary care and oncology settings, screening patients for sleep-wake disturbances comorbid with cancer and their daytime consequences can reduce the economic burden of untreated sleep problems.
A meta-analysis has found that exercise and psychological interventions were best at reducing cancer-related fatigue and were more effective than pharmaceutical options.
Men with painful bone metastases from prostate cancer may be able to achieve clinically meaningful improvements in pain and quality of life as early as 10 days after undergoing radiotherapy.
In this interview we discuss the different types of T-cell lymphomas and how supportive care is used in the management of these malignancies.
Acupressure, a technique derived from acupuncture, helped improve sleep and relieved chronic fatigue experienced by women treated for breast cancer.
The diagnosis and treatment of depression in the cancer setting can improve patients’ quality of life, their adherence to therapy recommendations, and the illness experience, all of which may affect survival outcomes.
In this video we discuss how palliative care early on in the process of treating patients with cancer led to an improvement in depressive symptoms and quality of life among family caregivers.
Early palliative care in cancer patients led to an improvement in depressive symptoms and quality of life among family caregivers.