Navigation Links
Prolonged survival not assured by psychological therapies for cancer patients

"The lifespan of people with cancer cannot be prolonged by psychological interventions", says a recent study by researchers.

Does mind play a role in cancer? Yes. People with cancer can benefit from counselling and therapy// at the time of diagnosis to help them cope with treatment and the illness itself. But whether psychological intervention actually improves the survival prospects of someone with cancer cannot be guaranteed for sure.

A team at Peninsula Medical School surveyed eleven clinical trials, covering 1510 patients, concerned with the impact of psychological interventions in cancer treatment. Out of these, eight of the trials showed no survival benefit, while three indicated that psychological treatments may perhaps prolong the lifespan. Thus the survival benefit of psychological therapies in cancer is not compelling according to the results.

The study, however, did not attempt to look at how such treatments might affect the quality of life of the cancer patient in a positive way.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Prolonged Use Of Contraceptive Pill Dianette May Cause Depression
2. Woman Elects For Mastectomy: Prolonged Wait For Genetic Results
3. Effect of Prolonged Stay in Space Studied Using Fruit Flies
4. New Drug Promises Prolonged Survival in Prostate Cancer Patients
5. Zinc supplements improve survival rate
6. Magnesium no benefit of survival after heart attack
7. Specialist care convalesces intensive care survival
8. Physical activity improves survival in women with breast cancer
9. Grafting arteries to restore blood flow is best for survival
10. Combined modality approach for effective treatment and enhanced survival in bile duct cancer
11. Breast cancer women has shown an increase in survival rates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Intalere, the healthcare industry ... for its inaugural Member Conference at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., ... health of America’s healthcare providers. , The conference was highlighted by the announcement ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... has a significant negative impact on long-term patient survival, reports a team of ... published online this week in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, provide ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... An April Gallup survey found rising health care costs to be ... Health Senior Living (SHSL) may not share those same worries thanks to a ... the year, while holding the line on increasing their contributions, including premiums, deductibles and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... The ... (AHEC) to host a six-week smoking cessation class starting June 6 at their clinic ... website, http://www.gnahec.org . , Additionally, the Lung Institute has created a free downloadable ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) , ... May 26, ... ... year being recognized as an NJ Top Doc! Along with his wonderful accolades ... to excellence in podiatry. Congratulations, Dr. Batelli! , Dr. Eugene Batelli is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Dutch surgeons have launched a ... the world and treat patients on a global scale. Medical professionals ... Asia and the US have already signed ... and networking in a totally secure environment. Education  ... zone working together with a surgeon at Harvard to treat a ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... 2016 According to a ... by Product (Wheelchair, Scooters, Medical Beds, Bathroom Safety, ... Care, Wound), Accessories (Lifting, Transfer) & by End ... by MarketsandMarkets, the patient handling equipment market is ... at a CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... May 23, 2016 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) ... and Internship programs. The hands-on learning experience is a ... full-time, paid Fellowship and Internship ... . Fellows and interns are provided optional housing free ... at the Riverfront Residence Hall to foster ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: