Navigation Links
Breast cancer patients suffer treatment-related side effects long after completing care
Date:4/9/2012

an of 6.6 years, prospectively assessing the women for treatment-related physical and functional complications at set points throughout the study. Areas of study included postsurgical complications, skin reactions to radiation therapy, upper-body symptoms and functional limitations, lymphedema, weight gain, and fatigue. Sixty percent of the women were still experiencing one of these problems at six years after their diagnosis, and 30 percent were still struggling with at least two issues. Most of the problems appeared within the first year patients were assessed, but the prevalence of most impairments except lymphedema and weight gain -- decreased over the course of the study.

Writing in the lead editorial of the special issue of Cancer, Schmitz and her colleagues outline the myriad barriers that lay in the way of properly monitoring breast cancer survivors for the problems uncovered in the new study. Patients may have fragmented care, receiving different prongs of their treatment at different hospitals; patients and providers may believe certain problems are "expected" and "normal" and not appropriate for treatment; and unlike orthopedists and cardiologists who frequently send patients for physical rehabilitation to ensure their complete recovery, oncologists and surgeons are often poorly linked to physical therapy professionals, limiting the number of patients who are aware of or referred for these services.

In the face of these challenges, an expert panel laid out a model for prospectively surveying breast cancer survivors and formally incorporating rehabilitation and exercise experts into cancer survivorship programs. Research increasingly shows that post-treatment complications can be minimized and even prevented altogether when caught early and addressed through various rehabilitation regimens. "When early signs of impairment are noted and that impairment has a high probability of worsening if allowed to progress, which ultimately
'/>"/>

Contact: Holly Auer
holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5659
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer
2. Low forms of cyclin E reduce breast cancer drugs effectiveness
3. Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S.
4. For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well
5. Short-term radiation therapy successful on breast cancer
6. Few Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Take Tamoxifen
7. Hormone May Prevent Aggressive Breast Cancer
8. MSU researcher linking breast cancer patients with alternative therapies
9. MRI May Not Add Value to Routine Breast Cancer Care
10. Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates
11. Businesses Rally Big Efforts to Benefit the Susan G. Komen Phoenix Affiliates Fight Against Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 Since September 2014, the ... his comeback tour after having been in retirement for a ... for the performer to return to touring, and concert events ... for Omaha will likely sell out for the two shows ... BuyCheapTicketsToEvents.com to view the inventory of discounted Garth Brooks ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... nation’s leading providers of business support services to dental ... opening of an affiliated Castle Dental office ... Lake Blvd. Hendersonville, TN 37075, this new Castle Dental ... they can receive the latest in comprehensive, quality dental ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, ... through the Laws of Peace written in the Holy Scriptures ... titled, “Yahweh’s Way-The Great Difference” focuses on the past and ... original biblical instructions has caused mass chaos worldwide. ... the world is based on man-made laws that will never ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health ... committed to raising its voice to improve the ... The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum are ... Practice through the Annual Scattergood Foundation Innovation Award. ... designed to guide the IBS sufferer through 5 ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Calif. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 Let’s ... grocery store. Fresh produce are today’s traffic magnets. Three ... particular supermarket because of their produce department, according to ... than ever as people are looking to add more ... Love Your Produce Manager® Day is April 2. As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Garth Brooks Tickets for Omaha: BuyCheapTicketsToEvents.com Draws Customers by Discounting Prices on 2015 Tickets for Garth Brooks’ Tour Stops at CenturyLink Center 2Health News:Castle Dental® Opens Its First Dental Office in Hendersonville, TN 2Health News:Castle Dental® Opens Its First Dental Office in Hendersonville, TN 3Health News:The World Does Not Have to Continue in Misery, Says Yisrayl Hawkins in New Article 2Health News:SoundsLikeIBS Nominated For 3rd Annual Scattergood Innovation Award 2
... June 29 AutismLink, the largest,autism advocacy organization ... Edward G. Rendell and Speaker of the House ... Autism Bill. The Bill, HB1150, is,scheduled for vote ... up,to $36,000 of autism-related treatment for individuals less ...
... Forest University Baptist Medical Center are about to embark ... cancer treatment will be as effective at eradicating cancer ... mice. , The treatment will involve transfusing specific ... patients with advanced forms of cancer. A similar treatment ...
... provide our veterans with the services they need ... dutifully served us., JAMAICA, N.Y., June 28 ... of the Sixth Congressional,District, announced that he will ask ... Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services,(CARES) and its Enhanced ...
... in non-serious side effects , , FRIDAY June 27 (HealthDay ... the marijuana plant don,t increase the risk of serious ... some non-serious side effects, Canadian scientists report. , The ... of British Columbia (UBC) examined adverse events reported in ...
... the leading national program that has certified ... congratulates the Florida House of Representatives and ... new standards for pharmacy technicians. The new ... increasing patient safety for consumers. The legislation ...
... and WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/,-- Schering-Plough ... Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK ),announce the withdrawal ... combination tablet., The companies also terminated the ... May 2000 to develop and,market a fixed-combination product ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AutismLink, Autism Center of Pittsburgh Denounce Senate Autism Bill 2Health News:Cancer 'cure' in mice to be tested in humans 2Health News:Cancer 'cure' in mice to be tested in humans 3Health News:Congressman Gregory W. Meeks to Ask for Suspension of CARES Process at the St. Albans Veteran Campus 2Health News:Drugs With Marijuana Compounds Don't Boost Adverse Events 2Health News:Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Supports Florida's New Patient Safety Solution 2Health News:Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Supports Florida's New Patient Safety Solution 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015  Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: ... 10 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, April 23, 2015, from ... Investors and other interested parties may access ... Company,s website at www.jnj.com and clicking on the ... meeting will be made available a few hours after the ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 Concord ... "Company") (NYSE: CCM ), a leading specialty ... largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers ... the signing of a purchase agreement under which ... owned subsidiary of the Company, agreed to acquire ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... , March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; ... with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease ... it issued 763,752 common shares of the Corporation (the ... for the period of December 5 th , 2014 ... Convertible Notes that is due on or before April ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Concord Medical Announces Acquisition of Fortis Surgical Hospital in Singapore 2Concord Medical Announces Acquisition of Fortis Surgical Hospital in Singapore 3Pivotal Therapeutics announces payment of interest on outstanding convertible notes 2
Adhesive discs sold on rolls of 100, 250, or 1000 each. Manufactured from non-latex medical grade adhesives & material. One size fits all chest pieces....
For accurately monitoring core temperature and heart and breath sounds....
... enables hospitals to standardize ... to a single temperature ... monitoring disposale probes and ... in their manufacture and ...
... Level 1 enables ... multiparameter patient monitors to ... series. Our temperature monitoring ... cables are superior in ...
Medicine Products: