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May 28, 2024
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Helping Cancer Patients Through Writing

May 28, 2024 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine looks at a novel intervention to reduce fear of progression and trauma symptoms in advanced cancer using written exposure to worst-case scenarios. “My study is about developing and testing a wholly novel intervention to reduce cancer-related trauma progression and fear of cancer progression (FoP) among adults with later-stage cancer,” study author Joanna J. Arch told us. “Specifically, we adapted a cutting-edge treatment for trauma in general populations to reduce cancer-related trauma symptoms and FoP in adults with advanced cancer.” [More]

April 23, 2024
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks at Whether AI Can Predict Which Cancer Patients Will See A Psychiatrist

April 23, 2024 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in Communications Medicine looked at predicting which patients with cancer will see a psychiatrist or counsellor from their initial oncology consultation document using natural language processing. “Our study is about using artificial intelligence to predict which patients with cancer will see a counsellor or psychiatrist,” study author Dr. John-Jose Nunez told us. “We do this by using AI models to read the document an oncologist writes after the first appointment with a patient. The AI is then able to predict which patients will go on to see a psychiatrist or counsellor with accuracy above 70%.” [More]

February 7, 2023
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Non-Drug Interventions Such As Psychological Support For Cancer Care

February 7, 2023 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the European Journal of Cancer looked at the effect of behavioral graded activity on physical activity level, health-related quality of life, and symptom management in cancer patients and survivors. “In this paper, we screened the literature for studies which had the goal of increasing daily activity levels in cancer patients and survivors,” study author Astrid Larousse told us. “Unfortunately, most individuals face barriers to become a more physically active person.” [More]

March 15, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Lung Cancer: A Horrible Illness Part 2

March 15, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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The diagnosis of lung cancer can be frightening. It is only normal to feel the need to find a cure that avoids the harsh realities of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and possibly of hospice care. The diagnosis of lung cancer need not be a death sentence, though. If detected early, lung cancer is quite survivable and even advanced lung cancer can be treated in such a way that the person may survive for several years after the diagnosis. [More]