Suncare advice for cancer patients

Patients who have received treatment for cancer can often have long-term sensitivity to sun. Macmillan Cancer Support have published useful advice concerning Taking Care in the Sun.  Image courtesy of marcolm at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Integrative medicine relieves pain and anxiety for patients with cancer

Pain is a common symptom of cancer and side effect of cancer treatment, and treating cancer-related pain is often a challenge for health care providers. The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing researchers found that integrative medicine therapies can substantially decrease pain and anxiety for hospitalized cancer patients. Their findings are published in the Journal of … Continue reading Integrative medicine relieves pain and anxiety for patients with cancer

Many patients in cancer centers may not experience a dignified death

A new study that surveyed physicians and nurses in hospitals within cancer centers in Germany suggests that many patients there do not experience a dignified death. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates the need for cancer centers to invest more in palliative care services, adequate rooms … Continue reading Many patients in cancer centers may not experience a dignified death