FEATURED SEARCH TERM: sleep problems with cancer patients
Hot flashes plague many women after breast cancer treatment, regardless of their menopausal status, sometimes causing sleep disruptions. Because of the complications that may be associated with hormone replacement therapy, British researchers turned instead to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In their article, learn how CBT can manage post-therapeutic symptoms as part of a breast cancer survivorship program.
RESULT: Cognitive behavioral treatment for women who have menopausal symptoms after breast cancer treatment (MENOS 1): a randomised controlled trial
The Lancet Oncology | Mar 1, 2012 (Free abstract. Full text $31.50)
Another strategy to improve life for breast cancer survivors may be to begin regular exercise, to judge from the results of this meta-analysis. Physical activity may also offer hormonal benefits after breast cancer treatment, possibly lowering the risk of recurrence. These researchers found that exercise regimens confer many benefits for cancer survivors: Healthy weight, increased oxygen consumption, and reduced depression.
RESULT: Physical activity for cancer survivors: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
British Medical Journal | Jan 31, 2012 (FREE FULL TEXT)