Navigation Links
Study helps pancreatic cancer patients make hard choices
Date:8/23/2012

id. "We hope that physicians can use the information in this paper to give patients what they need to make critical decisions."

For example, Boyd said, a doctor could draw on the paper to counsel a patient with metastatic pancreatic cancer the most common and deadly type. "The physician could say, if you have chemotherapy you may live four to six weeks longer, but a lot of that time you're going to be in the hospital, or getting a test, or getting a needle poked in your arm for your chemotherapy," she said. "Some patients may say, I want that, I want the most life that you can give me."

Others, she noted, might make a different choice if given an accurate picture of the treatment experience.

"They might say, it's not really worth it to me it's a few extra weeks, but they may be miserable weeks," Boyd said. "They may decide not to have any treatment and maybe just have hospice, or just spend time with their family."

The ability to help patients make such difficult decisions was the main goal of the study, according to Boyd.

"Really, this paper is about empowering the patient," she said. "We want to provide them with the information they need to make their own personalized treatment decisions."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Kelly
jpkelly@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
3. Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Wont Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study
4. Lower GI problems plague many with rheumatoid arthritis, Mayo Clinic study finds
5. Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
6. No Added Cancer Risk From Hip Replacement Materials: Study
7. Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
8. Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine
9. Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews, Study Finds
10. Sexual objectification of female artists in music videos exists regardless of race, MU study finds
11. Soy may alleviate hot flashes in menopause, large-scale study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2014)... Online medical service provider MeMD has appointed ... Dr. Lorenzo joins the MeMD executive team with over ... a part of this remote treatment model, telemedicine. This is ... in medical school, that someday we could treat people across ... here and it hasn't been that long,” says Dr. Lorenzo. ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... GA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 ... manufacturer located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, welcomed Andreas von Uexkull ... his tour of the U.S. von Uexkull, a top ... an extended tour of the U.S. to bring awareness ... Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). , As ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... New York (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 ... the “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease” at the ... and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) ... the scope of the Alzheimer’s crisis, and the need ... services specific to those localities. , The white ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... July 23, 2014 Picnic Lunches, Residents of ... including outdoor concerts and festivals, while still dining on the ... to concerts in the park or to the beach or ... a great meal while they’re out,” said Brian Hughes, director ... that the residents are just loving.” , Hagopian, the executive ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... childbirth and post delivery may reduce the risk of ... perinatal psychiatrist, in a July 23 editorial in ... based on a new Chinese study that found women ... vaginal delivery had a much lower risk for postpartum ... "Maximizing pain control in labor and delivery with your ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Telemedicine Provider MeMD Announces Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHCM, CPE as Chief Medical Officer 2Health News:Telemedicine Provider MeMD Announces Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHCM, CPE as Chief Medical Officer 3Health News:Swedish Official Tours PartnerTech’s U.S. Facility 2Health News:Swedish Official Tours PartnerTech’s U.S. Facility 3Health News:National Alliance for Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Release Joint Report to Help States Implement Alzheimer’s Plans 2Health News:National Alliance for Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Release Joint Report to Help States Implement Alzheimer’s Plans 3Health News:Chicago’s The Clare Retirement Community Announces New Summertime Culinary Programs 2Health News:Controlling childbirth pain tied to lower depression risk 2
... Mich., July 15 Webahn Inc. announces,the launch ... This new system makes it affordable for small ... Send2Press.com/mediaboom/08-0715-Capzule_72dpi.jpg), The launch of Capzule.com comes at ... New England Journal of Medicine that reported many ...
... Huntington,s disease, research by integrating internal knowledge and curated ... ... REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 15 Ingenuity Systems, the,leading provider ... non-profit organization focused on discovering and,developing drugs to treat Huntington,s disease, ...
... relationships have some degree of,conflict or distance. The majority ... relationships that end in heartbreak are countless., In ... states that when a,relationship isn,t working, there will always ... is creating the problem., Bill Ferguson says, "This ...
... improving cash flow and financial resources, including Social Security Disability Insurance ... ... Belleville, IL (Vocus) July 15, 2008 -- Someone can ... happens or from a gradual onset of chronic illness. Then the ...
... Obesity expert Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., known to generations as the ... 9th , ... McLean, VA (PRWEB) July 15, 2008 ... Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ hunger-controlling foods and operator of seven ...
... his proven and simple strategies in Business, Employee Management, Marketing and ... with India's obvious human and economical challenges, he will lend his ... , ... Los Angeles, CA. (PRWEB) July 15, 2008 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Electronic Medical Records Are No Longer Limited to Physicians with Deep Pockets 2Health News:Ingenuity Systems and CHDI Announce Multi-Year Deal for Disease-Specific Knowledge Platform 2Health News:Ingenuity Systems and CHDI Announce Multi-Year Deal for Disease-Specific Knowledge Platform 3Health News:Bill Ferguson's New Book, Get Your Power Back: It Only Takes One Person to Heal a Difficult Relationship 2Health News:Key Steps Can Help with Financial Impact of Disability 2Health News:Key Steps Can Help with Financial Impact of Disability 3Health News:Key Steps Can Help with Financial Impact of Disability 4Health News:Eighth Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET Retail Location Opens August 1st at Tysons Corner Center Near Washington, DC 2Health News:Eighth Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET Retail Location Opens August 1st at Tysons Corner Center Near Washington, DC 3Health News:The Five Biggest Marketing Mistakes Made By Medical Offices and Small Businesses 2
(Date:7/23/2014)... Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA ), a leading ... announced today that it has been selected by the Beijing ... a supplier of the seasonal influenza vaccine to the citizens ... The Beijing CDC plans to order a minimum of 1.2 ... four domestic vaccine manufacturers for its vaccination campaign. Each manufacturer ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... DALLAS , July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... the basis of application, technology, portability, product, end ... expected to register the highest growth rate in ... forecast period. This high growth is attributed to ... cancer. Chest imaging accounted for the largest share ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Research and Markets has announced ... Equipment, by Reagent, by Application - Global Forecast to ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Biopharmaceuticals are pharmaceutical ... of the most important and widely used techniques for ... of the cell culture market in 2013. Growth in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sinovac Receives Beijing CDC Tender to Supply Seasonal Flu Vaccine Anflu 2Global Digital X-Ray Market 2018 Analysis and Forecast In New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Global Digital X-Ray Market 2018 Analysis and Forecast In New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Global Digital X-Ray Market 2018 Analysis and Forecast In New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Global Digital X-Ray Market 2018 Analysis and Forecast In New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 5Global Cell Culture (Bioreactor, Incubator, Centrifuge) Market - Forecast to 2018 2Global Cell Culture (Bioreactor, Incubator, Centrifuge) Market - Forecast to 2018 3
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: Global Hospital Information ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0703211/Global-Hospital-Information-Systems-HIS-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=e-Healthc This report analyzes ... (HIS) in US$ Millions by the following ...
... 12, 2011 Global Telecom Testing (GTT) ... international ,reach and response, market research service that ... collection. GTT,s Professional Services offers a unique competitive ... GTT,s Professional Services eliminate the need ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 2Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 3Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 4Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 5Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 6Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 7Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 8Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 9Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 10Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 11Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 12Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 13Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 14Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 15Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 16Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 17Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 18Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 19Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 20Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 21Global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Industry 22Helping Companies Reach Global Markets 2
SHERIDAN PREFORMED™ Endotracheal Tubes are designed to conveniently position the anesthesia circuit out of the surgical field for oral and maxillofacial procedures....
... ,Designed for neonatal and pediatric patient ... a monitoring lumen within the wall ... the distal tip. Luer lock connector ... connection for CO2 monitoring, pressure monitoring ...
Nasal soft cuffed endotracheal tubes designed and constructed especially for long-term nasal intubations....
... cuff., ,Sheridan Endotracheal Tubes offer the ... level of tactile feedback from pilot balloon ... soften at body temperature , Smooth tube ... trauma during intubation , Two distinct cuff ...
Medicine Products: