Navigation Links
Post-treatment pain in head and neck cancer patients linked to recurrence, lower survival rate
Date:8/17/2009

Patients with head and neck cancer who experience a higher level of post-treatment pain appear to have a lower survival rate than those who experience little or no post-treatment pain, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

"Pain is an important but infrequently analyzed symptom in head and neck cancer and may play a predictive role in recurrence and survivorship outcomes," according to background information in the article. "Failure to investigate substantial changes in pain symptoms or new-onset pain that develops following treatment may potentially delay the diagnosis of recurrent disease."

Joseph Scharpf, M.D., and colleagues at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, examined results from 339 patients who participated in the Department of Otolaryngology's Outcomes Assessment Project, conducted between 1998 and 2001. Participants provided information about their health and quality of life at diagnosis and three, six, nine and 12 months later. Participants also rated their post-treatment pain at follow-up.

Of the 339 patients, 233 were men (68.7 percent) with an average age of 60.8. "Most had primary disease (84.4 percent), advanced-stage disease (59.9 percent) and oral cavity (42.2 percent) or laryngeal (23.3 percent) tumors. Most received surgical treatment alone (37.2 percent) or combined with radiotherapy," the authors write.

"Pain was associated with age, general physical and mental health conditions, depressive symptoms, survival rate and recurrence within the first year," the authors note. "The five-year survival rate was 81.8 percent for patients with low post-treatment pain and 65.1 percent for those with high pain. Post-treatment pain and tumor site were independent predictors of recurrence. Pain level, age and treatment modality were independent predictors of five-year survival."

"The prevalence of post-treatment
'/>"/>

Contact: Tom Moore
thomas-moore@uiowa.edu
319-356-3945
JAMA and Archives Journals
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. MRI Can Be Predictor of Post-Treatment Prostate Cancer Spread
2. Post-treatment PET scans can reassure cervical cancer patients
3. Pain Level May Predict Survival in Certain Cancer Patients
4. Gene vital to brains stem cells implicated in deadly brain cancer
5. Cancers break-in tools possibly identified at Duke
6. Newly discovered mechanism in cell division has implications for chromosomes role in cancer
7. A crystal ball for brain cancer?
8. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Joins as Co-Sponsor of Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act
9. Wine May Shield Breast Cancer Patients From Radiation Side Effects
10. Studies do not support unhealthful relation between animal foods and breast cancer
11. MRI may be unnecessary prior to treatment in most newly diagnosed breast cancer patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Two of Washington D.C.’s most respected chefs are using their ... , Recently named “the next big thing” in the culinary world by Elle Spain, ... story behind food and reclaiming culinary traditions on the brink of extinction. According to ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... METTLER TOLEDO ... in accordance with GMP requirements“ , featuring Ed Szczesny (Quality Assurance, Rhodes Pharmaceuticals) ... 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT). , Calibration, qualification, and the appropriate level of ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... Mercy Health ... has devoted the 10th of its monthly Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well videos ... one in seven men. , In a concise video on Mercy Health’s YouTube ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... September 9, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, ... groups with career opportunities will be attending from across the country. All specialties ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Éminence Organic Skin Care is adding a ... This revolutionary collection of natural peel solutions complements the existing routine for each ... with alpha hydroxy acids and natural active ingredients, these results-oriented peels deliver visible ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 2Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 3Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 4Health News:Live Webinar from Pharmaceutical Technology and METTLER TOLEDO on Calibration and Qualification of Laboratory Instruments 2Health News:New Mercy Health Video Explains Most-Common Cancer Found in Men 2Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on September 9, 2015 2Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on September 9, 2015 3Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on September 9, 2015 4Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Introduces Results-Oriented Exfoliating Peels for Every Skin Type 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Introduces Results-Oriented Exfoliating Peels for Every Skin Type 3
... vitamins + water + sugar + hype = soda ... been served notice a class action lawsuit filed ... in the Public Interest (CSPI) says are deceptive and ... Coke markets VitaminWater as a healthful alternative to soda ...
... As today,s aging population spends increasing amounts on ... foods will continue to experience healthy growth rates, ... and research firm Kline & Company ... so far focused mainly on physical benefits and ...
... AS CHAIRMANNEW YORK, Jan. 15 The National Center ... University announced today that Join Together(TM) will be ... become the President and Chief Executive Officer of CASA ... the former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare ...
... Colorful shapes in ,Tetris, seem to force competition for brain,s ... video game may hold promise as a preventative for the ... study suggests. , Healthy test subjects who played "Tetris," a ... into rows, shortly after watching a film featuring traumatic images ...
... "The American Health Information,Management Association congratulates Secretary ... on the approval of Final Rules for adoption ... improve America,s health,information for years to come while ... industrial world. It is for these and ...
... reimburses patients and physicians who have been shortchanged ... American Medical Association (AMA), along with the Medical Society ... State Medical Association, claims victory with the settlement agreement ... The $350 million settlement marks the largest monetary settlement ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Coke Sued for Fraudulent Claims on Obesity-Promoting 'VitaminWater' 2Health News:Coke Sued for Fraudulent Claims on Obesity-Promoting 'VitaminWater' 3Health News:Mood-Enhancing and Heart Health Foods Emerging as Incidence of Heart Diseases Rises 2Health News:Mood-Enhancing and Heart Health Foods Emerging as Incidence of Heart Diseases Rises 3Health News:Join Together(tm) Merges Into CASA* 2Health News:Join Together(tm) Merges Into CASA* 3Health News:Video Game May Help Reduce Flashbacks From Trauma 2Health News:AHIMA Applauds HHS Approval of ICD-10 Final Rules 2Health News:AMA Claims Victory With Record Breaking Settlement in Case Against Insurer 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015  Chiasma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... octreotide capsules for the orphan condition acromegaly, today ... June 30, 2015 and provided a corporate update. ... a transformative time for Chiasma, as we successfully ... that our first New Drug Application (NDA) has ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... 2015 A new Transparency ... monitoring and diagnostic devices market stood at US$3.7 ... a value of approximately US$7.0 billion in 2019, ... and 2019. The title of the report is ... Monitors, Event Monitors, Cardiovascular Diagnostic Catheters, Implantable Loop ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... YORK , Aug. 31, 2015  Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, ... focused on the development and commercialization of Locilex® (pexiganan ... today announced plans to participate in four investor conferences ... 2, 2015 at the Sidoti & Company, LLC Emerging ... . David P. Luci , President & ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 2Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 3Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 4Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 5Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 6Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 7Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 8Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 9Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 2Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 3Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 4Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 5Dipexium Pharmaceuticals Announces Participation in Four Investor Conferences in September 2Dipexium Pharmaceuticals Announces Participation in Four Investor Conferences in September 3
... announces the appointment of Susan C. Stansfield, PhD ... Development. In this position, Dr. Stansfield will have ... clinical trial management services provided to the biopharmaceutical ... proven leadership skills will be pivotal in enhancing ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... E7: The Outlook for Pharmaceuticals to ... The emerging E7 countries represent the ... these countries is huge: they have a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Premier Research Names Susan Stansfield, PhD Executive VP, Clinical Development 2E7: The Outlook for Pharmaceuticals to 2012 2E7: The Outlook for Pharmaceuticals to 2012 3E7: The Outlook for Pharmaceuticals to 2012 4E7: The Outlook for Pharmaceuticals to 2012 5
... 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 ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: