Navigation Links
Lung cancer research explores the effects of patient attitudes on patient outcomes
Date:3/3/2010

Research published in the March edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) explored the importance of a patient's outlook as it relates to health behavior and health status. Researchers focused on lung cancer patients and discovered that those who exhibited an optimistic disposition experienced more favorable outcomes than those with a pessimistic disposition.

Previous research into how the body communicates with the mind has demonstrated a connection between pessimistic outlook and negative health behaviors. The examination of a possible relationship between patient outlooks and survivorship in oncology populations is a relatively new and provocative area of investigation, and such studies have yielded mixed results. Some suggest that having a pessimistic personality before receiving a cancer diagnosis might be predictive of survival time and immune function; whereas, others have not found such an association. This newly released study builds on the existing research to gain knowledge specifically toward the effect of attitudes on lung cancer patients.

Utilizing the OptimismPessimism scale (PSM) of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the study investigators identified pessimistic and non-pessimistic or optimistic personality styles among patients. Researchers performed a retrospective evaluation of 534 adults diagnosed with lung cancer who had completed a MMPI about 18 years before receiving their lung cancer diagnosis between 1997 and 2006. Patients (both women and men) classified as having an optimistic attitude survived an average of six months longer compared with the patients with a pessimistic attitude. Five-year survival rates for the two groups were 32.9 percent for non-pessimists and 21.1 percent for pessimists. Furthermore, the relationship was independent of smoking status, cancer stage, treatment, comorbidities, age and gender.

Me
'/>"/>

Contact: Megan Richter
mrichter@spectrumscience.com
202-587-2556
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Delaying post-surgical radiation increases risk of breast cancer recurrence in older women
2. New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Unveiled
3. AUA Responds to American Cancer Society Guideline for the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer
4. Freezing breast tumors helps stop cancer’s spread in mice, U-M study finds
5. Herceptin and Tykerb effective against a subset of gastric cancers
6. High Hormone Level Linked to Cancer Death in Older Men
7. Study finds delay in referrals for older women with ovarian cancer
8. Common osteoporosis drugs are associated with a decrease in risk of breast cancer
9. Breast Cancer Charity Website Offers Breast Cancer Profiler Tool
10. State payer mandates to cover cancer trials offer heterogeneous protection for patients
11. PINC trial launched to test new treatment for pre-invasive breast cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2014)... San Diego, Calif. (April 18, 2014) ― A new ... analyzing weekly patterns in health-related Google searches reveals ... public health strategies. , Investigators from San ... University, and the Monday Campaigns, analyzed "healthy" Google searches ... health-related, e.g., "healthy diet") originating in the U.S. from ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... The presence of chronic inflammation in benign ... prostate cancer, and this association was found even ... according to a study published in Cancer ... the American Association for Cancer Research. , An ... participants of the placebo arm of the Prostate ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... that could be used to provide relief from ... made the discovery when researching how pain occurs ... , Dr Marzia Malcangio said: "We have been ... our findings could help chemotherapy patients who suffer ... effect of some chemotherapy drugs (such as vincristine) ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... In the April issue of Experimental Biology ... by Drs. Rex Gaskins and Paul Kenis in ... campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign describe ... reduction-oxidation reactions underlie a variety of cell functions ... to these crucial roles in regulating normal cellular ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... the April issue of Immunity , Kevin J. ... Research, says it,s time to take a fresh look ... sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including more ... into the bloodstream to fight an injury or infection ... maintaining good health without inflammation, wounds and infections ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New research shows people are thinking about their health early in the week 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 3Health News:New pain relief targets discovered 2Health News:Live cell imaging reveals distinct alterations of subcellular glutathione potentials 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2
... Analyzer and VetScan Canine Heartworm Rapid Test at the ... 16 Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX ... instruments for both the medical and veterinary markets, announced ... Coagulation Analyzer and VetScan Canine Heartworm Rapid Test ...
... Direct Sales Model in Guangdong ProvincePROVO, Utah, Jan. 15 ... ) announced today that it has received official notification ... to commence direct selling activities in four cities in ... approval gives Nu Skin Enterprises the opportunity to offer ...
... cognition suffers as nervous system network decays with aging ... matter" that connects the regions of the brain may ... loss than previously believed, a new study says. ... healthy young and old adults, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
... Mich., Jan. 15 Dr. Brett Kotlus is the,first ... and,tissue glue to lift the brow for facial rejuvenation. ... brow-lifting techniques. Cosmetic,surgeons are using multiple new medical devices ... Kotlus, of Allure Medical Spa, presented his ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc. ("QLT") (NASDAQ: QLTI ; ... its modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer (the "Offer") for up ... on December 5, 2008. The Offer, which was to expire ... 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on January 26, 2009, unless further ...
... to Be Held on Martin Luther King Day in ... DC at the Martin Luther King Library ... relief organization, announced today that on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ... against hunger with Martin Luther King III, David Arquette, and musical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ABAXIS Announces Launch of Two New Products at the NAVC 2Health News:ABAXIS Announces Launch of Two New Products at the NAVC 3Health News:Nu Skin Enterprises Receives Broader Direct Selling Authorization in China 2Health News:Looking Years Younger, Raising a Few Brows 2Health News:QLT announces new expiration date of tender offer 2Health News:QLT announces new expiration date of tender offer 3Health News:Feeding America, Martin Luther King III, David Arquette, Josh Groban and Herbie Hancock Join Forces to Combat Hunger in America on Presidential Inaugural Committee National Day of Service 2Health News:Feeding America, Martin Luther King III, David Arquette, Josh Groban and Herbie Hancock Join Forces to Combat Hunger in America on Presidential Inaugural Committee National Day of Service 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... WASHINGTON , Jan. 15, 2014 AARP Foundation today ... support older adults suffering from the severe cold weather that ... are committed to helping those in need; so to support ... dollar-for-dollar contributions up to $250,000, which could mean up to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... WORTH, Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. ... Dermatology Achievement Award" from the Journal of Drugs ... Aesthetic & Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, ... Florida . The ODAC ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... WOONSOCKET, R.I. , Jan. 15, 2014 MultiCell ... has filed a U.S. provisional patent application concerning composition ... formulations to achieve targeted tumor cell death.  ... very small noncoding double stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3
... Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 3, 2007 - Repros,Therapeutics Inc. (NasdaqGM:RPRX) ... of Proellex(TM), an oral drug being developed to,relieve ... with Proellex results in a statistically highly,significant improvement ... well tolerated., Study Details and Results , This ...
... Arrowhead Research,Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR) announced the publication ... a study,demonstrating the anti-proliferative effect of the ... its lead anti-cancer,compound, CALAA-01., The paper, entitled ... Reduce Cell Proliferation In vitro and In,vivo", ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Repros' Proellex Shows Statistically Significant Improvement in,Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 Trial in the Treatment of Uterine,Fibroids 2Repros' Proellex Shows Statistically Significant Improvement in,Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 Trial in the Treatment of Uterine,Fibroids 3Repros' Proellex Shows Statistically Significant Improvement in,Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 Trial in the Treatment of Uterine,Fibroids 4Repros' Proellex Shows Statistically Significant Improvement in,Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 Trial in the Treatment of Uterine,Fibroids 5Arrowhead Subsidiary Calando Pharmaceuticals Publishes Study,Showing Anti-Cancer Effect with Lead RNAi Candidate 2Arrowhead Subsidiary Calando Pharmaceuticals Publishes Study,Showing Anti-Cancer Effect with Lead RNAi Candidate 3
Incontinence Pessaries...
Incontinence Dish - Stress Incontinence with mild prolapse. Incontinence Dish with support - Stress Incontinence with mild prolapse and mild cystocele...
The donut pessary is designed for third degree prolapse as well as cystocele and rectocele. The soft donut can be compressed for insertion. It is available in seven sizes....
The Incontinence Dish is used to relieve stress incontinence and minor degrees of prolapse. The Incontinence Dish comes with and without support. It is available in eight different sizes....
Medicine Products: