Supportive Care

Pain Remains Prevalent in Ambulatory Cancer

Pain Remains Prevalent in Ambulatory Cancer

Inadequate pain management, baseline pain severity linked to pain deterioration

Duloxetine Effective at Reducing Chemotherapy Pain

Duloxetine Effective at Reducing Chemotherapy Pain

Duloxetine is effective in reducing pain in patients with painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, especially in those receiving drug as initial treatment.

Opioid Prescriptions Underprescribed for Severe Pain in Elderly Patients with Cancer

A Canadian study has identified factors associated with opioid prescriptions for severe pain in the elderly: younger age, male sex, comorbid illness, type of cancer, and assessment at home, results of a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology published online February 27 has found.

Intrathecal Therapy Cost-Effective for Patients with Cancer Pain Who Have a Favorable Life-Expectancy

In selected patients with cancer pain on high-cost conventional regimens, intrathecal therapy may become cost-effective as early as seven months following implant, and greater duration of therapy is associated with reduced costs.

Continuous Celiac Plexus Block Decreases Opioid Consumption in Patients with Terminal Visceral Cancer Pain

A marked decrease in visual analog score and in opioid consumption was observed with the use of continuous celiac plexus block, a study in 12 patients reported during the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine has found.

End-of-Life Palliative Chemotherapy: More Harm Than Good?

End-of-Life Palliative Chemotherapy: More Harm Than Good?

Many patients believe that palliative chemo is curative treatment, so oncologists need to have important end-of-life discussions early in the course of cancer care.

Palliative Chemo for Terminal Cancer Tied to Death in ICU

Palliative Chemo for Terminal Cancer Tied to Death in ICU

Terminally ill cancer patients receiving chemotherapy at the end of life are at increased risk of dying in an ICU, according to a new study.

Palliative Care Improved by Hospital Staff Training

Palliative Care Improved by Hospital Staff Training

A hospital staff education intervention can improve several processes of palliative care in the inpatient setting.

Postoperative Pain Prevalent in Breast Cancer

Postoperative Pain Prevalent in Breast Cancer

Most women breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy with axillary surgery experience postoperative pain.

Pain Remains Prevalent in Ambulatory Cancer

Pain Remains Prevalent in Ambulatory Cancer

Inadequate pain management, baseline pain severity linked to pain deterioration

Combo Therapy Better for Chemo-induced Nausea and Vomiting

Combo Therapy Better for Chemo-induced Nausea and Vomiting

Palonosetron and netupitant combo showed superior efficacy in controlling nausea and vomiting compared with palonosetron alone.

Adding Yoga to Radiotherapy Improves QoL in Breast Cancer Patients

Adding Yoga to Radiotherapy Improves QoL in Breast Cancer Patients

For women with breast cancer, incorporating yoga into radiotherapy is associated with a lasting improvement in quality of life.

Real vs. 'Sham' Acupuncture for Breast Cancer Patients Taking AIs

Real vs. 'Sham' Acupuncture for Breast Cancer Patients Taking AIs

A new study reveals that both real and "sham" acupuncture may help combat the side effects of aromatase inhibitors in women with breast cancer.

Neutropenic Enterocolitis: What to Expect

Neutropenic Enterocolitis: What to Expect

Caused by chemotherapeutic agents and malignancies alike, neutropenic enterocolitis is a side effect that can lead to significant patient morbidity.

Early Vulvar Cancer Tx Has Little Effect on Body Image, Sexuality

Early Vulvar Cancer Tx Has Little Effect on Body Image, Sexuality

Women undergoing treatment for early-stage vulvar cancer generally experience little to no long-term disruption to sexuality or body image.

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