Navigation Links
Talking -- or Not Talking -- Can Give Cancer Patients a Sense of Control
Date:9/9/2011

FRIDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Having control over how to communicate with family, friends and colleagues about their disease helps cancer patients cope with their situation, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin interviewed cancer survivors about strategies they used in managing information about their illness, how they handled conversations about their condition, challenges they faced, advice they received, and recommendations they would make to others.

The results showed that communication is an important element in coping with cancer because it gives patients a sense of control during an extremely difficult time, the researchers said.

But they also found that it's not possible to predict or control other people's reactions, despite cancer patients' best efforts to structure and control communication.

"Our study suggests that the very act of taking steps to be protective when communicating about cancer may benefit people because doing so empowers them during a time characterized by so much helplessness," Erin Donovan-Kicken, an assistant professor of communication studies, said in a university news release.

Cancer patients said it helped to be able to tell even well-meaning family and friends that they needed space; that they needed to focus on themselves without needing to support others; and to avoid people who were sad or overly solicitous.

The study appeared in the August issue of the Journal of Applied Communication Research.

More information

The American Cancer Society offers tips for coping with cancer in everyday life.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Texas at Austin, news release
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Rules Help When Talking About Infertility
2. Talking to Teens May Help Them Cut Back on Pot Smoking
3. Let your fingers do the talking: Sexting and infidelity in cyberspace
4. Talking about the taboo: Womens menstrual practices and sanitation in Africa
5. Talking touchscreens aid patients
6. Talking to Mom by Phone May Relieve a Daughters Stress
7. Start Talking About Lifes End Well in Advance
8. Talking Smack to Keep Kids Drug-Free
9. States Get Creative in Raising Money for Breast Cancer Programs
10. Study finds hospitals of last resort deliver lower quality of lung cancer care
11. Fewer than 3 doses of cervical cancer vaccine effective
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... has established the MAP Recovery Network, the Premier Outcomes-Driven Provider Network. It ... rapidly-growing alliance is dedicated to the provision of quality addiction treatment and ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... Anthony J. ... the Super Lawyers 2015 for his third consecutive year in a row. Through ... accomplishments of helping people. , Born in Niagara Falls, New York, Tantillo is a ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit protocol for the ... understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and rapidly collect, share, archive, ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) , ... September 01, ... ... in the spine to eliminate chronic back pain – once required a long, ... with a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less blood loss and minimal muscle ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... at Western University of Health Sciences to learn more about its integrated approach ... of Dental Sciences and Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University, and Susan ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:MAP Health Management Launches the MAP Recovery Network 2Health News:Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants(STC) Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for the European Union 2Health News:Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants(STC) Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for the European Union 3Health News:Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants(STC) Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for the European Union 4Health News:Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions Squash Back Pain without Arduous Recovery 2Health News:Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions Squash Back Pain without Arduous Recovery 3Health News:Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions Squash Back Pain without Arduous Recovery 4Health News:Western Diabetes Institute Collaborates with UK team 2Health News:Western Diabetes Institute Collaborates with UK team 3Health News:Western Diabetes Institute Collaborates with UK team 4
... (HealthDay News) -- For newly diagnosed cancer patients, appointments with ... those with private health insurance, according to U.S. researchers. ... assistants posing as new cancer patients were unable to obtain ... The findings, from a team at the Perelman School of ...
... data presented at The American Society of Clinical Oncology ... tumor vaccine HSPPC-96 for treating recurrent gliobastoma (GBM) has ... to three times more than the current median survival ... Hospitals Case Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco ...
... epidemic, a once-rare form of cancer known as Kaposi,s sarcoma ... was best illustrated by Tom Hanks, who portrayed a gay ... co-workers in the 1993 movie "Philadelphia." A few years ... searching for a postdoctoral position. He found one, in Philadelphia, ...
... , THURSDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- They are ... new research reveals that used faceshields are more likely to ... equipment managers, conducted by Ohio State University, also found that ... replacement policy in place for used or damaged shields. ...
... , THURSDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- Noisy operating rooms ... infections, new study findings suggest. In the report, ... of Surgery , the Swiss researchers also said these surgical ... hospital stays. "SSIs lead to patients spending up to ...
... than 70 with glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive ... for those living in poorer areas and older than ... presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual ... on Saturday, June 4. ( ABSTRACT #6089 ). ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:U.S. Cancer Patients Face Barriers to Care, Study Finds 2Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 2Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 3Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 4Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 5Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 6Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 7Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 8Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 9Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 10Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 11Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 12Health News:FSU scientist leads research on AIDS-related cancer 2Health News:FSU scientist leads research on AIDS-related cancer 3Health News:Used Football Faceshields May Break on Impact 2Health News:Noisy ORs Linked to Raised Risk of Surgical Site Infection 2Health News:ASCO: Glioblastoma in the 21st century: Wealthier patients living longer than poorer patients 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... 2015 Regen BioPharma, Inc. (OTCBB: RGBP) ... novel means of delivering its patented (US Patent ... tumors utilizing a clinically approved formulation as delivery ... with gene silencing therapeutics in which the gene ... whole body.  By utilizing a local delivery system, ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Aug. ... ; EURONEXT: SAN) and the life sciences team at ... care and outcomes for people with type 1 and ... treatments and devices with Google,s expertise in analytics, miniaturized ... explore how to improve diabetes care by developing new ...
(Date:8/31/2015)...  Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM ) today ... is collaborating with Davita Healthcare Partners and ... by Qualcomm Life,s 2net™ Device Connectivity Platform and ... informed interventions and better management of at-risk populations. ... Connect 2015 ecosystem conference taking place ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Regen BioPharma, Inc. Develops BORIS Gene Silencing Based Treatment for Unresectable Liver Cancer 2Regen BioPharma, Inc. Develops BORIS Gene Silencing Based Treatment for Unresectable Liver Cancer 3Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 2Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 3Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 4Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 5Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 6Qualcomm Life Announces New Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015 2Qualcomm Life Announces New Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015 3Qualcomm Life Announces New Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015 4Qualcomm Life Announces New Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015 5
... 7, 2011  Tethys Bioscience has entered into an agreement ... employers measurably flatten the trajectory of their healthcare trends ... their employee populations. The agreement allows ACAP Health to ... as a component of its disease intervention programs. The ...
... 2011 Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPE ... and develops new uses for previously approved drugs and ... of the granting of a European patent with broad ... diketopiperazine which is the active ingredient of Ampion™.  The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Tethys Bioscience and ACAP Health Consulting Partner to Help Employers Prevent Diabetes 2Tethys Bioscience and ACAP Health Consulting Partner to Help Employers Prevent Diabetes 3Ampio Pharmaceuticals Awarded European Patent that Strengthens Intellectual Property Protection for its key drug Ampion™ 2
Open blade design with aspiration capabilities for removing fluids from the operative site. 19 gauge wire....
Designed to provide open approaches of the keratome to the cornea for either the left or right eye. Lightweight wire design adds to the comfort of the instrument when in place....
Solid 14 mm free-swinging blades, suture posts, and stabilizing disk. Dull finish....
Designed for use with foster enucleation snare (E3670). Package of 12 stainless steel wires. Overall length 5.3 inches....
Medicine Products: