Navigation Links
Cancer survivors can't shake pain, fatigue, insomnia, foggy brain
Date:6/3/2011

CHICAGO --- When people finish treatment for cancer, they want to bounce back to their former vital selves as quickly as possible. But a new Northwestern Medicine study -- one of the largest survivor studies ever conducted shows many survivors still suffer moderate to severe problems with pain, fatigue, sleep, memory and concentration three to five years after treatment has ended.

"We were surprised to see how prevalent these symptoms still are," said study co-investigator Lynne Wagner, an associate professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a clinical health psychologist at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. "This is one of the first looks at what's really happening for survivors in terms of symptoms and treatment among community-based treatment settings across the U.S."

The persistent pain in survivors who are cancer-free and no longer receiving any treatment is particularly puzzling, Wagner noted, because good treatment exists. "It seems we haven't come a long way in managing pain despite a lot of medical advances, " she said. "This is eye opening. It tells us we need to be better in clinical practice about managing our survivors' pain."

Wagner will present the findings June 4 at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago. Sunday is National Cancer Survivors Day.

Cancer survivors seem to slip through the cracks in healthcare in terms of getting treatment for their pain and other symptoms.

"We don't have a great system to provide care to cancer survivors," Wagner said. "Cancer survivors are left trying to put the pieces together to find optimal care. They ideally need to see someone who is knowledgeable about the long-term affects of treatment." She pointed to the example of the STAR (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility) Survivorship Program at Lurie Cancer Center, a comprehensive long-t
'/>"/>

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Benefit of targeted lung cancer therapy confirmed
2. Matching targeted therapies to tumors specific gene mutations key to personalized cancer treatment
3. Popular Blood Pressure Meds Not Linked to Cancer, FDA Says
4. U.S. Cancer Patients Face Barriers to Care, Study Finds
5. FSU scientist leads research on AIDS-related cancer
6. In the lab and clinic, VCU Massey develops a new therapy for blood cancers
7. ASCO: Experimental vaccine made from frozen immune cells shows promise for prostate cancer patients
8. ASCO: Emerging trends in radiation therapy for women over 70 with early stage breast cancer
9. U of Alberta researchers hoping to stop heart disease in cancer patients before it starts
10. Antifungal drug delays need for chemo in advanced prostate cancer
11. Combination therapy shows promise for rare, deadly cancer caused by asbestos
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... The Naderi Center is proud to announce that ... noninvasive procedure to improve submental fat. The first and only Food and Drug ... Dr. Kulak is the only Board Certified surgeon in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... Healthpointe is proud to welcome Dr. Ted ... Los Angeles. Licensed to practice Chinese Needle Therapy since 1983, Dr. Priebe specializes in ... Dr. Priebe also practices in Healthpointe’s La Mirada clinic and Garden Grove clinic. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... In addition to its existing Doctor of ... third doctoral program at its main campus in Reading: Doctor of Nursing Practice. , ... to prepare advanced practice nurses for the highest level of clinical nursing practice. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... For the first ... machine with the Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ Pro Complete and Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact ... that takes drink customization to a whole new level. This line of Nutri ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... Susan Harris and the team at ... due to pre- and post-menopause, chemotherapy, and child birth. , The MonaLisa Touch ... energy to the vaginal tissue, revitalizing cells so they make more collagen, an essential ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Noninvasive Double Chin Elimination Now Available in Herndon and Chevy Chase 2Health News:Noninvasive Double Chin Elimination Now Available in Herndon and Chevy Chase 3Health News:Qualified Medical Examiner and Acupuncturist Joins Healthpointe in Los Angeles 2Health News:Qualified Medical Examiner and Acupuncturist Joins Healthpointe in Los Angeles 3Health News:Alvernia University Now Offering Three Doctoral Degree Programs 2Health News:SharkNinja's Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Pro Complete Delivers Power And Versatility In A Compact Design 2Health News:SharkNinja's Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Pro Complete Delivers Power And Versatility In A Compact Design 3Health News:SharkNinja's Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Pro Complete Delivers Power And Versatility In A Compact Design 4Health News:LifeStream Health Centre & MedSpa Announces New Treatment for Vaginal Discomfort 2Health News:LifeStream Health Centre & MedSpa Announces New Treatment for Vaginal Discomfort 3
... Survivors , Breast cancer survivors, particularly older ... non-cancer causes than from breast cancer. , ... longer, and many are dying of causes unrelated ... with the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical ...
... responsive to treatment than those with HPV-negative tumors , , ... cancer patients whose tumors test positive for human papillomavirus ... treatment than those who test negative, a new study ... to be responsible for most cervical cancers, has recently ...
... Commitment to Healthy Eating, Active Living and Safety ... ... the fourth,quarter of 2007, Kaiser Permanente approved 778 community benefit grants,totaling ... improve the health of the communities that it,serves. Funds were pledged ...
... Memorial,HealthCare, corporate parent of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, appointed,at ... to the Northwestern,Memorial Foundation,s Boards of Directors., ... as president of the Friends of Prentice,board of ... Hospital,s,Campaign Steering Committee. Gordon is chairman of Boyden ...
... and 100 mcg/hr) Not Affected, RARITAN, N.J., ... said today that all lots of 25,microgram/hour (mcg/hr) ... in the United States and all 25 mcg/hr ... States are being voluntarily,recalled as a precaution from ...
... Help Pediatric Group Improve Claims Processing, ... Appointment Scheduling and Patient Statements, ... completed an agreement with Huntsville Pediatric Associates,to provide ... helps improve appointment scheduling, medical,billing, electronic claims submission, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Other highlights in the Feb. 12 JNCI 2Health News:Other highlights in the Feb. 12 JNCI 3Health News:Other highlights in the Feb. 12 JNCI 4Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $29 Million in Community Benefit Grants 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $29 Million in Community Benefit Grants 3Health News:Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Memorial Foundation Elect New Members to Board of Directors 2Health News:PriCara(TM) Recalls 25 mcg/hr DURAGESIC(R) (fentanyl transdermal system) CII Pain Patches 2Health News:Huntsville Pediatric Associates Selects DST Health Solutions' Practice Management Solution for Billing, Accounts Receivable 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... -- Biosimilars are not generics and the Biologics ... Drug Administration (FDA) for recognizing that each biosimilar ... issued today. The FDA,s draft guidance on nonproprietary ... for biological products to bear a nonproprietary name ... the agency,s thinking that "there is a need ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 2015  Now that Intuitive Surgical, Inc.® has announced ... robot, hospitals with robotic surgery programs need to think ... see where they stand with robotic surgery. Are they ... they adopted best practices for safety? Should they plan ... ECRI Institute, which has nearly 50 years, ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , Aug. 27, 2015  A mere one ... Booz Allen Hamilton . A new white ... development inefficiencies are impeding and disrupting manufacturers, success. ... Waste and Improve Value In Product Development Processes ... inaccessible data and how it affects the product development ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Biologics Prescribers Collaborative (BPC) Statement on FDA Draft Guidance entitled "Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products" 2ECRI Institute's New Robotic Surgery Service Helps Hospitals Brace for Change 2ECRI Institute's New Robotic Surgery Service Helps Hospitals Brace for Change 3New White Paper Reveals How Manufacturers Can Improve Product Development Processes 2
... Incorporated (NASDAQ: GPRO ) announced today that the Company ... 28, 2011 at approximately 4:00 pm Eastern Time (ET). The announcement ... pm ET.   The conference call will be webcast ... Company,s web site at www.gen-probe.com . An archived version of ...
... July 14, 2011 Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... rebroadcast of its conference call on Friday, July 29, 2011, ... be released after the regular close of trading the preceding ... will be available online at www.spanamerica.com under investor ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Gen-Probe Announces Webcast of Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call 2
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Medicine Products: