Navigation Links
Cancer 'prehabilitation' can reduce complications and improve treatment outcomes
Date:7/18/2013

k and severity of future impairments.

Traditionally, pretreatment interventions focused on aerobic conditioning to build patients' general strength and stamina. But recent studies have shown that more directed interventions can improve outcomes in patients with specific cancers: for example, swallowing exercises before surgery for head or neck cancer, smoking cessation to improve breathing function before lung cancer surgery, or pelvic floor exercises to reduce problems with urinary incontinence after surgery for prostate cancer.

Some studies have shown that prehabilitation interventions, individually or in combination, can increase the range of treatment options, lower complication rates, and improve physical and mental health outcomes. Benefits include a reduced risk of hospital readmission and lower health care costs.

Cancer prehabilitation seems more effective when it includes both physical and psychological interventions. Providing psychosocial support immediately after diagnosis has improved treatment outcomes for patients with prostate, breast, and ovarian cancer. Future studies may show that prehabilitation can increase patients' ability to complete their recommended treatmentthus improving their chances of survival.

Drs. Silver and Baima emphasize that cancer prehabilitation should follow an individualized approach, "identifying current and anticipating future impairments as a critical first step in improving healthcare outcomes and decreasing costs." They liken cancer prehabilitation to a puzzle, with individual approaches put together in combinations that best meet the needs of the individual patient.

While patients may fear that delaying cancer treatment may reduce their risk of survival, there's typically some waiting period before treatment begins. This timewhether it's a few days or a few weeksmay provide a "window of opportunity" for prehabilitation interventions to address physical and psychologic
'/>"/>

Contact: Connie Hughes
connie.hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Menopause symptoms worse in cancer survivors
2. Texas Man Suffering from Bladder Cancer Because of Actos Use, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
3. Intelligent knife tells surgeon which tissue is cancerous
4. TGen-TD2-Scottsdale Healthcare breast cancer pilot study shows value of proteomic mapping
5. Cosmetics and Beauty Products Could Cause Cancer: New Website Explores Evidence Online
6. Cancer survivors have more frequent and severe menopausal hot flashes
7. Outlook Ben Kingsley Educating About Head and Neck Cancer
8. Prostate cancers are fewer, smaller on walnut-enriched diet
9. UCLA researchers find link between intestinal bacteria and white blood cell cancer
10. Chest radiation cancer patients with risk factors should have CV screening every 5-10 years
11. Study reveals new dietary risk factors for colorectal cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the ... of 2015 maternity wedding dresses. View website ... are looking for maternity wedding dresses online for a ... gowns with high quality for them. Its maternity wedding ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo lawsuits ... recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue to ... U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP ... Court has remanded a case filed by the state ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Joan Lunden, award-winning ... speaker at the upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast ... Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares that “a ... gone undetected if she had not followed up her ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the most innovative ... design to treat specific body parts and muscle groups. , ... easy to use patented cold therapy machine with the innovative ... and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has become the industry leader ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 As interest in the ... care gains momentum worldwide, Rev. Eric J. Hall , ... Network (HCCN), will be the keynote speaker on January ... Israel’s public health system. , The conference, “Hope and Resilience: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3
... University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) announced today that ... York developer and philanthropist Richard T. Fields for neurological ... largest private donation for a specific disease program in ... and clinical center of excellence for facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD), ...
... Technique allows trapped air a way out, experts ... Airway bypass to treat emphysema patients shows promise, ... obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a progressive, irreversible ... tissue. Treatment options are limited. , The new ...
... Realtors testified at the Senate Finance Committee hearing today ... the needs of,its self-employed members. Nearly 30 percent of ... reason - 84 percent of Realtors who do,not have ... that tax incentives for the self-employed and for small,employers, ...
... and EPS; ... Md., Oct. 25 MICROS Systems, Inc.,(Nasdaq: MCRS ), a ... announced the results for its,fiscal 2008 first quarter ended September 30, ... $216.5 million, an increase of $42.8 million, ...
... your kids missed back-to-school crush, they can still get ... (HealthDay News) -- At the beginning of every school ... meningitis vaccine, with demand sometimes outpacing supply. , It ... this potentially lifesaving shot is available year-round. , While ...
... MIAMI, Oct. 25 John W. Walsh, president ... at the 53rd International,Respiratory Congress of the American ... FL. AARC is a 43,000-member association,representing respiratory therapists ... all ages who suffer a range of respiratory ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New center to lead international muscular dystrophy research effort 2Health News:New center to lead international muscular dystrophy research effort 3Health News:New center to lead international muscular dystrophy research effort 4Health News:Nearly 30 Percent of Realtors(R) Lack Health Insurance 2Health News:MICROS Reports Fiscal 2008 First Quarter Results 2Health News:MICROS Reports Fiscal 2008 First Quarter Results 3Health News:MICROS Reports Fiscal 2008 First Quarter Results 4Health News:MICROS Reports Fiscal 2008 First Quarter Results 5Health News:MICROS Reports Fiscal 2008 First Quarter Results 6Health News:MICROS Reports Fiscal 2008 First Quarter Results 7Health News:Meningitis Shot Available, Effective Year-Round 2Health News:Meningitis Shot Available, Effective Year-Round 3Health News:Alpha-1 Foundation President to Give Keynote Address at 53rd Annual Respiratory Congress of the AARC Foundation and Activities 2Health News:Alpha-1 Foundation President to Give Keynote Address at 53rd Annual Respiratory Congress of the AARC Foundation and Activities 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBO ... therapies for operable and inoperable solid tumor cancers, announced today ... 7 th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum in ... Phacilitate will take place on January 26 at 10:30 a.m. ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... and DUBLIN , Jan. 23, 2015 ... with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. for the compounding, packaging and ... for shipment in the United States . ... Outsourcing Facility capable of compounding naltrexone tablets in various strengths ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Fla. , Jan. 23, 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a ... agreement and partnership with RCA Medical, a subsidiary of ... . Each year, hundreds of millions ... care-associated infections as organisms are transmitted from patient to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 2NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 3Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 3Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 4HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2
... 28 MedQuist Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDQ ... and a leader in technology-enabled clinical documentation workflow, ... (CAC) technology for improved coding productivity, efficiency, cost ... Spring, MedQuist vice president of Product Management, "CodeRunner ...
... Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS ... commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, ... million of proceeds from the exercise of the unit warrants ... 1, 2010. Each unit warrant entitled its holder to purchase ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MedQuist Introduces CodeRunner™ With Computer-Assisted Coding 2Advanced Life Sciences Receives $1.5 Million From Exercise of Unit Warrants and Secures Financing Commitment 2Advanced Life Sciences Receives $1.5 Million From Exercise of Unit Warrants and Secures Financing Commitment 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: