At first glance, the idea of stopping cancer treatment might seem strange. Why wouldn’t you want doctors to use every tool at their disposal to beat this deadly disease? But decisions about cancer treatment aren’t always that simple — or easy, says psychosocial oncologist Joel Marcus, PsyD.
Here are some things to...
(Reuters Health) - Patients, their families and friends may see clinical trial research as important, yet they don't know much about the research process and see trial participation as burdensome, a new study suggests.
About 85 percent of respondents in the new study said clinical research is important to developing...
FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Do you have things you want to do before your time's up?
If so, consider sharing that so-called "bucket list" with your doctors.
Those discussions could help your doctors provide health care that fits your life plans, researchers say. And for people with a chronic or even...
If you or a loved one has a serious or life-threatening illness, you might have thought about palliative care. To understand palliative care and how it can help relieve pain and improve quality of life, consider the following questions.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is specialized medical care that...
TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The term "palliative care" triggers negative feelings among many cancer patients, and needs "rebranding," researchers say.
The stigma surrounding palliative care can mean patients wait too long to receive supportive care that improves their quality of life, said researchers...
Not everyone with cancer has cancer pain, but some do. If you have cancer that's spread or recurred, your chance of having pain is higher.
Cancer pain takes many forms. It can be dull, achy, sharp or burning. It can be constant, intermittent, mild, moderate or severe. How much pain you feel depends on a number of...
MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of developing a second type of cancer may be high among Hodgkin lymphoma survivors, especially those with a family history of cancer.
That's the finding of a new European study in which researchers examined data from more than 9,500 Hodgkin lymphoma patients.
Gabriele Grunewald stepped onto the track as the dying light of day yielded to periwinkle evening.
She and her fellow world-class runners walked single file, hair tied in ponytails, to the starting line at the annual Prefontaine Classic, one of track’s premier events. The women were a lithe pack, and it was difficult...