Navigation Links
Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age
Date:8/31/2011

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- A new study says physical frailty is more important than age at predicting poor outcomes for patients with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that young melanoma patients in poor health had worse outcomes than older patients in good physical shape.

The study of 101 patients treated for stage III melanoma showed that those with decreased core muscle density were more likely to have their cancer spread to distant parts of the body, regardless of factors such as age and tumor size.

Physical frailty was also associated with more complications from surgery to remove cancerous lymph nodes.

"The big question is if we could reverse [degenerative muscle loss] through better nutrition and exercise, would that lead to a decreased risk of recurrence in those patients?" lead study author Michael S. Sabel, an associate professor of surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School, said in a university news release.

The study was recently published online in the journal Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Identifying melanoma patients at higher risk for poor outcomes could influence treatment decisions, the researchers said.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about melanoma.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, Aug. 30, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Low and high vitamin D levels in older women associated with increased likelihood of frailty
2. Beneficial effects of testosterone for frailty in older men are short-lived
3. Level of frailty predicts surgical outcomes in older patients, Johns Hopkins researchers find
4. Senior Fights Frailty with Support, Attitude and Grit
5. Life-Threatening Leg Clots Run in Families, Study Shows
6. Blood Stored Too Long May Threaten Patient Safety
7. Climate change threatens endangered freshwater turtle
8. Many of those living with HIV face a new life-threatening challenge: cancer
9. US must strengthen efforts to restrict chemicals that threaten health, say researchers
10. How do life-threatening medical conditions in children impact quality of life?
11. Severe Weight Gain After Breast Cancer May Threaten Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... (PVDF) based sleep diagnostics sensors, announced today it had completed the first phase ... a mix of domestic and rest of world (ROW) authorized dealers specializing in ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... Pa. (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... plans to open The Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Women’s Behavioral Health at ... care available in western Pennsylvania for women suffering from pregnancy-related depression. Construction of ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... , ... May 23, 2017 , ... New England Journal ... Crisis Worthy of a Policy Response”, -The Rory Staunton Foundation Calls on Health & ... for the Prevention of Sepsis ( http://www.rorystauntonfoundation.org ) today reported on a new study ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... London, May 23, 2017: Walter Schindler, the Founder ... as a Guest Speaker and Contributor to a weeklong series of classes, meetings, field ... , Walter Schindler and SAIL Capital have received an ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Drs. Allen ... peri-implantitis in Las Vegas, NV, and the importance of treating it ... consultation and leading care for peri-implantitis, with or without a referral. As experienced ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/10/2017)... 2017 Global Health Intelligence (GHI), the ... , published its 2017 ranking of the Best-Equipped ... extensive data analysis from GHI,s hospitals database for Latin ... the region. The GHI database covers 86% of the hospitals ... 130 data points for each institution in key areas such ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... 2017  Demonstrating its commitment to representing research- ... the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) ... will now have to meet new research and ... to join PhRMA. "By putting in ... a clear message that being a member of ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... --  Provista , a proven leader in the supply chain ... Jim Cunniff as the company,s new president and ... to Provista, including most recently serving as the president and ... . He assumed his new role with Provista on May ... Provista," says Jody Hatcher , president, Sourcing and Collaboration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: