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Considering Quality of Life in Cancer Care
Learn more about the CADC: http://nyp.org/cadc Patients who receive a cancer diagnosis are surviving longer and longer due to improved therapies. Heather Yeo, MD, MHS shares several things patients should consider about their quality of life when undergoing treatment for cancer, and how their treatment may affect their ongoing life if they enter remission. Having a better quality of life can lead to better outcomes for patients.
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App Improves Quality of Life, Survival for Cancer Patients
Cancer patients are being urged to speak up about their experiences with side-effects from chemotherapy. This, following a new study that shows reporting symptoms can improve their chances of survival. Faith Lapidus reports. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/3890175.html
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How to improve your quality of life living with cancer
A testimonial of how to improve and be able to live with cancer seen from both the patient and the doctor.
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Early palliative care improves quality of life, cancer study says
Results of a four-year study shows providing early outpatient palliative care versus standard oncology care in a wide range of advanced cancers improves quality of life and patient satisfaction. CHECK OUT THE FULL PRESS RELEASE: http://ow.ly/u6FXj.
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LIFE Before Death Cancer Pain
DVD OUT NOW http://www.lifebeforedeath.com "Cancer Pain" Short Film 9 of 50 in the LIFE Before Death documentary series about the global crisis in untreated pain and the dramatic life changing effect palliative care services can deliver to patients and their families around the world. In this Short Film we discover that cancer is the most feared disease and the problem of cancer pain is an escalating problem worldwide. "Studies in a number of countries have shown when you ask people what disease worries them most if they thought they had it, cancer is streets ahead of anything else," reports Professor David Hill (Australia). Over 12 million people are likely to be diagnosed with cancer this year alone and 7 million will die of the disease. Cancer kills more people than AIDS and tuberculosis combined. "There are at least 5 million people who die of cancer each year with untreated pain," states Dr Kathleen Foley (USA). "We think this is an underestimate of pain in the world because there are 12 million survivors of cancer, people living with cancer, and we know about a third of them experience pain." Dr Eva Rossina Duarte Juarez (Guatemala) agrees that cancer is indeed painful. "In the situation of advanced illnesses, people need to be able to die in peace." Breast cancer patient Carmen (Australia) reflects that she doesn't fear death however she did fear the essential medications designed to treat her cancer pain. "I had a lot of pain on every level, whether it was physical or emotional." Dr Mark Boughey (Australia) of Caritas Christi Hospice in Melbourne explains, "When Carmen got here pain was the big issue... She had that really problematic neuropathic pain so you couldn't even touch her skin without her screaming and being distressed." "This problem is very much with us, it's a global problem, but also there are things we can do to bring the escalating problem of cancer under control," Professor David Hill. Carmen reflects that professional treatment of her pain brought back her sanity and quality of life. "I'm very blessed to have had this opportunity ... I've had really good care." Featuring Professor David Hill (Australia), Dr Kathleen Foley (USA), Dr Eva Rossina Duarte Juarez (Guatemala), Dr Mark Boughey (Australia), Carmen (Australia). LIFE Before Death will include 50 short films themed around pain control and end of life issues, releasing one a week for a year from May 2011. A feature film was released in early 2012 and is available at http://www.lifebeforedeath.com The project is presented by the Lien Foundation and produced by Moonshine Movies. It is also supported by the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Mayday Fund, the Union for International Cancer Control and The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice International Programs. To Share Your Story visit http://www.TreatThePain.com
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Quality of life in cancer patients
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App improves quality of life and prolongs survival for cancer patients
(5 Jun 2017) LEADIN: Cancer patients are being urged to speak out about their symptoms after a study showing it can improve their chances of survival. Doctors studied a group of patients who were given home computers so they could report symptoms such as nausea and fatigue more quickly and they discovered patients improved their survival rate by almost half a year, outperforming some new cancer drugs. STORYLINE: If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about your symptoms. A study shows that patients using home computers to report problems like nausea and fatigue improved their survival rate by almost half a year. The online tool was intended as a quick and easy way for people to regularly report symptoms rather than trying to call their doctors, or waiting until their next appointment. Doctors hoped the questionaire would improve the patient's quality of life, but it also showed an improved survival rate. Dr. Ethan Basch is a researcher at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He explains: "So, in this study, we used a very simple online tool. This was an electronic questionnaire, through a web platform. And patients could self-report twelve very common and bothersome symptoms, using this platform, either from home, between visits, or when they came into the office, sitting in the waiting room before they saw their doctor and nurse." Basch and his colleagues were stunned by the results. He says: "So what we found was that was 31 percent of patients had improved quality of life, at six months, when they were using this symptom self-reporting tool, compared to standard care. We found that there was a 7 percent reduction in visits to the emergency room and we found that there was a two-month prolongation in how long people could tolerate receiving chemotherapy." The study was featured at the cancer group's annual meeting in Chicago on Sunday. Earlier studies suggest doctors miss about half of patients' symptoms. Sometimes patients just put up with a problem until their next exam. The study tested whether the online tool could catch symptoms sooner. It involved 766 people being treated for various types of advanced cancers at Sloan Kettering. Some were given usual care and the rest, the online symptom tool. Patients were aged up to ninety-one years old and although 22 percent of them had didn't have a high school education, using the computer proved easy. The online group was asked to report symptoms at least once a week and sooner if they had a problem. They were given a list of common problems such as appetite loss, constipation, cough, diarrhoea, shortness of breath, fatigue, hot flashes, nausea or pain. Doctors saw these reports at office visits, and nurses received email alerts when patients reported severe or worsening symptoms. Basch says: "So if we have a tool that can help us to better control people's symptoms and side effects, often times that means that we can continue chemotherapy for a longer period of time. And in this context, given that many of these chemotherapies are life-prolonging, this can potentially have an impact on people's longevity." During the study nurses responded immediately as much as eighty percent of the time. Six months later the patients in the study group reported their health-related quality of life had improved, they made fewer trips to an emergency room and were able to stay on chemotherapy up to two months longer on average. Median survival in the online group was 31 months versus 26 months for the others. In New York colon cancer patient James Sylvester is using a version of the one tested in the study to report his symptoms to his doctors at Sloan Kettering. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/76e229664f5ad181144be16878a6761d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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LIFE Before Death Quality of Life
DVD OUT NOW http://www.lifebeforedeath.com "Quality of Life" Short Film 2 of 50 in the LIFE Before Death documentary series about the global crisis in untreated pain and the dramatic life changing effect palliative care services can deliver to patients and their families around the world. Quality of Life tells the story of cancer patient Lorraine from San Diego to demonstrate the how medications like morphine can resurrect the lives of patients living with severe pain. Pain and palliative care activists articulate why untreated pain is a top-priority global health issue and how important effective pain control is in the treatment of all patients living with pain from cancer and other diseases. We see how pain control can help patients become functional individuals to live the lives they need to live. Featuring Dr Kathleen Foley (USA), Dr Bernard Lapointe (Canada), Lorraine (USA) and Lorraine's daughter Deanna (USA). LIFE Before Death is a documentary project comprising a feature film, a one-hour television program and 50 short films. The project is broadly about patients facing life-limiting illness, their families and the remarkable health care professionals fighting to change the culture of medicine to be focused on care, rather than exclusively on cure. LIFE Before Death will include 50 short films themed around pain control and end of life issues, releasing one a week for a year from May 2011. A feature film was released in early 2012 and is available at http://www.lifebeforedeath.com The project is presented by the Lien Foundation and produced by Moonshine Movies. It is also supported by the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Mayday Fund, the Union for International Cancer Control and The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice International Programs. To Share Your Pain Story visit http://www.TreatThePain.com
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CancerLife  - Improve quality of life for cancer patients, survivors & caregivers.
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What is palliative care for cancer patients ? |Find Health Questions
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Quality of life study in oncology
Dr. Gail Macartney, Director of Nursing Research & Knowledge Translation at CHEO, discusses her research into the links between quality of life and daily symptoms in pediatric cancer patients. Research has indicated that on average, patients suffer six symptoms a day and addressing these daily ailments can help improve patients’ health and satisfaction. Learn more about Dr. Gail Macartney: http://www.cheori.org/en/researchers?id=128 A written transcript of this video is available in French, upon request. Please email rlwebmaster@cheo.on.ca
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Curewize- Saving and Improving the Quality of Life of Young Cancer Patients
Translating Research to Clinical Practice- A practical way to help young cancer patienst
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NPR: Chemotherapy and Quality of Life Near the End-of-Life
For best quality of life, many cancer patients who can't be cured might do best to forgo chemo and focus instead on pain relief and easing sleep and mood problems, a survey of caregivers suggests. www.ouramazingworld.org FB.com/ouramazingworldd Twitter.com/OAWoww Chemotherapy given to patients at the end of life often does more harm than good, according to a study that calls into question this common practice. We're not talking here about standard chemotherapy, which can be used to greatly prolong life and sometimes cure cancer. Instead, the study published online Thursday, in the medical journal JAMA Oncology, focuses on chemotherapy given to people with solid tumors who have been diagnosed with terminal disease and aren't expected to live more than six months. The story, from http://n.pr/1LHnXnM
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DYING OF CANCER - the dying process of prolonging life -- quantity or quality of life
How is life measured, in years, or in quality? This is the musing of a friend and myself, a dying cancer patient, as we talk about the dying process. Brought to you by Joshua Kline and "Diaries of a Dying Man"
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Early Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life
A landmark study on the integration of palliative care during early onset of a cancer diagnosis was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Here, lead authors Jennifer Temel, MD, and Victoria Jackson, MD, MPH discuss palliative care and the impressive study findings which showed patients experienced a better quality of life and actually lived longer than patients not receiving the same level of care at an early stage. Jim Windhorst, a stage IV, lung cancer patient describes how palliative care has helped him cope with his illness. For more information visit: http://www.massgeneral.org/about/newsarticle.aspx?id=2330
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Quality of Life of Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Madhur K. Garg, MD and Hilda Haynes discuss a study that examines quality of life issues affecting head and neck cancer patients. http://www.montefiore.org/cancer
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New Research on Improving Patients’ Quality of Life and Access to Cancer Care
Dr. Daniel Hayes discusses new cancer research highlighted at ASCO’s 2016 Annual Meeting, covering individual studies on improving patients’ quality of life and access to care. The topics covered address black women with the BRCA gene mutation and preventive cancer surgery, and cancer drug affordability worldwide. For more information, visit Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net). June 2016.
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Reconstructive Breast Surgery - Improving Quality of Life For Cancer Patients
The decision to have reconstructive surgery after mastectomy is a very personal choice. Recognizing that this also a scary time in patients’ lives, Southlake’s Dr. Bimpe Ayeni is offering a less invasive option for those who are weighing their options when it comes to breast cancer reconstruction. Dr. Ayeni identified a need to help breast cancer patients better understand that there are less invasive options. In fact, Dr. Ayeni is creating the ultimate patient experience at Southlake as she has learned to perform a less invasive surgical procedure for patients, one with wait times of up to five months at downtown hospitals. She performed the first DIEP flap procedure at Southlake one year ago and in honour of breast cancer awareness month we are proud to share a video where Dr. Ayeni explains how this procedure is providing phenomenal outcomes for patients.
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ENT surgery restores quality of life for cancer patient
Before Chris Ellis, 35, came to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion, he was diagnosed with advanced thyroid cancer. The cancer was so severe and tangled around critical structures that previous surgeons didn’t think they could remove all the cancer. And if they tried, they didn’t think he would have much of a quality of life afterward. Before coming to Mayo, Chris was facing hospice. Chris says he didn’t know what to expect when he came to Mayo but became optimistic after meeting Dr. Michael Hinni and his team at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Not only did they remove his cancer, they did so while maintaining his quality of life. Chris was able to eat normally days after his procedure. He was able to speak and enjoy all the things we expect as part of a normal quality of life. Now some 8 months out from his surgery, Chris’ life is returning to normal and he recently went back to work. For more information, visit: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043551?mc_id=us&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=100504
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Stage IV Ovarian Cancer - Quality of Life
Stage IV Ovarian Cancer - Quality of Life
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Quality of Life Improves in "Terminal" Cancer Patient
This video is about Quality of Life Improves in "Terminal" Cancer Patient
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Palliative Care: A Lifeline to Quality of Life
Palliative care improves quality of life for adults, children and families facing serious illness like cancer by focusing on relief from pain, stress and other symptoms. It is appropriate at any age and any stage and can be provided alongside curative treatment. Palliative care is delivered by doctors, nurses, and other professionals who work together in a team-based and person-centered approach that identifies patient and family needs, explains treatment options, and gives people a voice in realizing their treatment goals. To save lives and prevent suffering, the American Cancer Society is collaboratively advancing a coordinated agenda of quality of life and survivorship activities promoting palliative care awareness and delivery of integrated palliative care services for all seriously ill adults and children in all care settings.
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Improving Quality of Life for Stage Four Cancer Patients
Jason L. Gillman, Director of Precision Genomics at Intermountain Healthcare talks about improving quality of life for stage four cancer patients. For more information, visit http://intermountainhealthcare.org/precision-genomics.
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I am Diana, I'm 33yo and I'm a Mexican living in South Korea. I was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer Stage IIIB (terminal) and started treatment to try to improve my quality of life.
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Art Therapy & Chemotherapy Improve Cancer Patient Quality of Life, Dr. Sandy Kotiah, Mercy Baltimore
Learn more @ http://goo.gl/dORha Mercy Medical Oncologist Dr. Sandy Kotiah discusses using art therapy and chemotherapy to improve cancer patient quality of life
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Pinpoint Tumor Radiation May Improve Brain Cancer Patients' Quality Of Life
A new study has found that for some brain cancer patients, pinpoint radiation of tumors, known as stereotactic radiosurgery, appears to do less damage to mental abilities than whole brain radiation. Researchers say neither technique cures cancer that has spread to the brain, but both temporarily stop tumors from growing and equally extend survival. Stereotactic radiosurgery is nonsurgical radiation that precisely targets tumor areas. According to UPI, the study found that when just a few lesions exist, this directed type of radiation appears to provide a better quality of life by not altering short-term memory and thinking skills. Dr. Jonathan Knisely is chief of the radiosurgery and stereotactic program at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, N.Y. He explained that stereotactic radiosurgery is directed only at the visible metastases. Knisely said, "This study confirms that when choosing between the competing strategies the best choice is radiosurgery--the treatment that does not give any significant radiation dose to normal brain cells." http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/07/26/Some-brain-cancer-patients-have-radiation-options/9101469576149/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Breast Cancer Team Combines Quality of Life With Quality Treatment
Eloise Orr had plenty on the horizon. As a 20-year-old junior at the University of Illinois in Champaign, she had finals coming up. Then she'd be off to Spain in the fall for a semester abroad. None of those plans included breast cancer. Nora Jaskowiak, MD, discovered that Orr had ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), an early-stage cancer usually limited to the breast duct. But Orr's breast cancer would be anything but limited. In fact, it would threaten her life again and again for the next five years. Eloise Orr looked to Medical Center physicians to tailor a cancer treatment regimen that would not interfere with her life plans. For more information, please visit: http://www.uchospitals.edu/specialties/cancer/breast/
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Can yoga improve the quality of life for cancer patients?
Researchers at the University of Derby have launched a study to see if yoga can improve the quality of life for patients with gynaecological cancer. For more information about research at the University of Derby visit http://www.derby.ac.uk/research
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ChemoAlternatives' talk with Dr. Romero: Quality of life in cancer patients
ChemoAlternatives' talk with Dr. Melba Romero, an M.D & Cancer Specialist at IBC Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Romero talks about the main thing in treating cancer patients, which is the improving their quality of life. Even if cancer would not disappear completely, at least the patient can have a good quality of life, with no pain or other symptoms, and live his remaining years peacefully. For more information about integrative & functional medicine for cancer patients, please visit: https://chemoalternatives.com/
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Changing Face of Oral Cancer Patients
Head and neck cancers are fairly treatable, but in removing tumors patients often faced devastating effects. Losing part of their jaw or tongue, for example. The trend in surgical oncology is to offer more palpable procedures. “After you take the cancer out, you have to be able to put them back together if you will. A big goal of ours is to give our patients a reasonable quality of life afterwards,” says Dr. Tony Anfuso, who is a surgical head and neck oncologist on medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System. A specialist in head and neck cancer surgery, Dr. Tony Anfuso is offering advanced techniques to patients in Southwest Florida; including free flap reconstruction. “That’s where you take either some soft tissue from the arm or the thigh or you can take bone from the leg and reconstruct a mandible. And you use that tissue to reconstruct their tissues of the head and neck,” says Dr. Anfuso. Building on better surgical options, today’s oral cancer patients face a better future. The newly relocated tissue is altered to look and perform as closely as possible to the original: decreasing disfigurement and boosting quality of life, a far different outlook than in years past. “If you go back, say 10 years ago, patients were getting more radical neck dissections. There was more accessory nerve damage. Radiation wasn’t quite as pinpointed. Chemo drugs were a little bit different. So we had a full gamut of different side effects,” says Stacey Brill, a speech pathologist with Lee Memorial Health System. Many patients were left speechless or unable to eat or drink without a feeding tube; consequences which are seen less frequently now. “We’re still treating their swallowing deficits. They just had greater deficits,” says Brill. Removing cancer and a major side effect, free flap reconstruction is changing the landscape. “The chances of this flap surviving is higher today than it’s ever been and we can do it in a shorter amount of time. That allows us to do bigger surgeries, and tackle bigger cancers,” says Dr. Anfuso. Making life after cancer much easier to swallow. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org
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Optimizing Quality of Life during Cancer Treatment
This webinar will define the role of palliative care in maintaining quality of life for patients, and explore options for the management of pain, common symptoms such as nausea, and treatment side effects. This webinar was recorded on March 4, 2016. The presenter is Eric Roeland, MD – University of California, San Diego. We would like to give a special thank you to our webinar sponsor – Lilly Oncology. For more information about pancreatic cancer or our free services, please email a Patient Central Associate at patientcentral@pancan.org, or call toll-free 877-467-0875. Associates are available Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. PT.
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Quality of Life for Mesothelioma Cancer Patients | Sokolove Law
The quality of life for mesothelioma cancer patients will vary. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call 877-446-9690 for a free legal consultation. | Mesothelioma Help Now http://awe.sm/c3zMx
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Cancer Caregiver Quality of Life and Burnout
Mayo Clinic geriatric psychiatrist Maria Lapid, M.D., discusses a study developed to improve the quality of life and prevent burnout of cancer caregivers. After conducting two randomized control trials of psychosocial intervention to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer undergoing treatment, the Mayo Clinic Psycho-Oncology Research Group designed a study to address the significant burden of cancer caregivers.
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SABCS: What Quality of Life Issues Do Young Breast Cancer Patients Face?
Our very own Medical Director Dr. Jay Harness interviews Jennifer Merschdorf, CEO of Young Survival Coalition at SABCS. SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE EXPERT INFORMATION AND BREAKING BREAST CANCER NEWS http://www.youtube.com/user/drjayharness VISIT BREASTCANCERANSWERS.com FOR INFORMATIVE VIDEOS http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/vi... SUBMIT A QUESTION http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/ask DOWNLOAD DR. HARNESS' 15 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/wh... CONNECT WITH US! Google+: http://bit.ly/16nhEnr Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BreastCancer... Twitter: https://twitter.com/BreastCancerDr
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Web-based stress management improves Quality of Life in newly diagnosed patients with cancer
Viviane Hess talks about the stress management programme developed to improve quality of life in newly diagnosed cancer patients and discusses the outcomes of using the tool evaluated in a randomised trial. Abstract as referenced in the ASCO 2017 programme:LBA 10002: A randomized trial of a web-based stress management program to improve quality of life for patients newly diagnosed with cancer. Produced by the European Society for Medical Oncology http://www.esmo.oncologypro.org
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Cancer Caregiver Quality of Life Study
Information regarding a research study designed to improve quality of life of caregivers for cancer patients, as well as prevent burnout. The research is conducted via videoconferencing, and questionnaires are filled out online.
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Empowering the Patient: Holistic Cancer Care | Claire Berggren | TEDxYouth@SAS
Claire Berggren demonstrates the importance of holistic cancer treatment as she narrates her twin brother’s story of survival and struggle as a cancer patient. She stresses treating the entire patient, mind, body and soul. Claire Berggren is a senior at Singapore American School. She saw a different side of life when her twin brother was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma cancer as a freshman; Claire knows the Singaporean hospital system from personal experience as she stood by her brother during his treatments for eighteen months until complications claimed his life. Her exposure to the resiliency of cancer patients, as well as the complex relationship between patient and doctor, cultivates her passion for research in the medical spectrum of integrative cancer care to help patients cope with distress and increase their quality of life. She will be pursuing her academic interests within the field of healthcare research and psychology in university next year. Claire’s passion for enabling cancer patients continues on in supporting the Love, Nils annual toy drive for pediatric cancer patients that she and her family created at National University Hospital Singapore. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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LIFE Before Death What is Pain?
DVD OUT NOW http://www.lifebeforedeath.com "What Is Pain?" Short Film 5 of 50 in the LIFE Before Death documentary series about the global crisis in untreated pain and the dramatic life changing effect palliative care services can deliver to patients and their families around the world. In this Short Film we discover the technical definition of pain and the impact it can have on a person's total well being through its deterioration of an individual's autonomy. Illustrating the magnitude of its influence, we hear doctors reflecting on patient's testimony saying they would do anything to be relieved of their pain. "Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage," explains Professor Michael Cousins (Australia). He goes further to discuss the shortcomings in the treatment of pain. Mary Callaway (USA) underscores the importance of young doctors believing patients' pain experiences. "The patient says he's in pain, the patient's in pain, and then you need to figure out how to measure it, and we know how to measure it, and track it over time." Dr Jim Cleary (Australia) and Liliana De Lima (Colombia) reiterate the deeply subjective nature of pain. Cancer patients Bob (Australia) and Bernard (Singapore) describe the debilitating impact that pain has had on their quality of life. Sickle cell patient Teena (USA) goes further by explaining how she scores her pain and when she knows her threshold has been reached. Featuring Dr Liz Gwyther (South Africa), Professor Michael Cousins (Australia), Dr Jay Thomas (USA), Mary Calloway (USA), Dr Kathleen Foley (USA), Dr Jim Cleary (Australia), Liliana De Lima (Colombia), Bob (Australia), Bernard (Singapore) and Teena (USA). LIFE Before Death is a documentary project comprising a feature film, a one-hour television program and 50 short films. The project is broadly about patients facing life-limiting illness, their families and the remarkable health care professionals fighting to change the culture of medicine to be focused on care, rather than exclusively on cure. LIFE Before Death will include 50 short films themed around pain control and end of life issues, releasing one a week for a year from May 2011. A feature film was released in early 2012 and is available at http://www.lifebeforedeath.com The project is presented by the Lien Foundation and produced by Moonshine Movies. It is also supported by the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Mayday Fund, the Union for International Cancer Control and The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice International Programs. To Share your Pain Story visit http://www.TreatThePain.com
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Brain Cancer and Quality of Life
Brain cancer patients are no longer focused only on how long they will live with this terminal illness. They also want to live on their own terms and not be confined to a bed. Advances in radiation treatment and chemotherapy are enabling people with terminal brain cancer to do just this. Different brain cancer treatments come with different side effects, so it's important for patients to talk with their doctors about their quality of life expectations. To learn more about brain cancer and tumor treatment at Cleveland Clinic, please visit http://www.clevelandclinic.org/braintumor.
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Michael Metro, MD – Quality of Life Issues After Prostate Cancer Treatment – Temple Urology
Michael Metro, MD, Director of Reconstructive Urology at Temple University Hospital, discusses different interventions that can potentially improve quality of life for patients following surgery for prostate cancer. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Metro, call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536). For more information about urology at Temple, visit: http://tuh.templehealth.org/content/urology.htm
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Pancreatic and Liver Cancer ~ HOPE for improving Quality of Life, Dr Naram
What if you discovered you have Pancreatic Cancer? Listen to this man's remarkable story - after being given 6 months to live. How did he remove the toxins from kemo and give him a much higher quality of life and longer life? IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Information and statements on this video (or any related email you receive) regarding things such as diet, home remedies, lifestyle or dietary supplements are not evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or any other similar agencies in other states or countries. Our products are Natural Dietary or Traditional Food Supplements and not 'scheduled' pharmaceutical medicines. They do not contain controlled substances. By law, they are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All products are vegetarian, gluten free, always tested thoroughly for heavy metals & bacteria, and use only the highest quality fresh herbs, combined in a very clean, modern facility according to the ancient formulation given in the Siddha-Veda lineage. All information from us is provided for educational and inspirational purposes only and is not to replace the advice of your medical doctor, nor should be construed as medical advice. We are not advising you to discontinue the use of prescription medication without consultation with your physician. Any videos of people sharing their experiences and results are their personal views, results can vary (i.e. depending on quantity, duration, body type, your discipline with recommended diet, lifestyle, and many factors). Our purpose is simply to share education about the ancient art and science of Siddha-Veda for improving your wellness, as it has done for thousands and thousands of people from around the world for thousands of years. We hope you enjoy your experience with us, and that you enjoy learning about the principles of the Ancient Siddha-Veda Secrets. MORE GOOD NEWS: VAIDYA PANKAJ NARAM'S LIMITED TOUR DATES FOR GERMANY, CANADA, & USA NOW RELEASED: NOW YOU CAN CALL FOR A PULSE READING APPOINTMENT WITH VAIDYA PANKAJ NARAM. APPOINTMENTS ARE FILLING QUICKLY For more information, you can log onto http://www.DrNaram.com or write to questions@DrNaram.com To discover more you can now visit: http://www.AncientSecretsAcademy.com
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Palliative Care Bridge | The Patient Perspective
Liz le Noble gives a powerful insight into her cancer story, which clearly demonstrates the impact that palliative care services can have on quality of life.
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5 Ways that Palliative Care Improves the Quality of Life for Terminally Ill Patients | Dying Matters
We don’t think about palliative care until someone that we love needs it. No-one likes to think about their own mortality and it is even harder to imagine someone close to us suffering. That said, there are many reasons to talk about death, even if we are not yet directly impacted by it. Why is the topic of palliative care important? Visit Sixty and Me to learn more: http://sixtyandme.com/palliative-care-improves-the-quality-of-life-for-terminally-ill-patients/
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Urban Poling Improves Quality of Life for Cancer Patients
Walking poles are an excellent choice for people recovering from cancer and the cancer treatments they have received. Anne Edgell-Kennedy, Clinic Director of LifeMark/ Centric Health in Fonthill, Ontario, instructs a patient in the proper use of urban poling.
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Besides treatment of cancer, quality of life is equally important: Dr Trinanjan Basu
Shahid Akhter, editor, ETHealthworld spoke to Dr Trinanjan Basu, consultant radiation oncologist, HCG Apex Cancer Centre, Mumbai, to know more about trends and challenges in Geriatric Oncology.
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Quality-of-Life Issues in Kidney Cancer Treatment
Avoiding unnecessary side effects is an important part of kidney cancer treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
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FACING LIFE  - voices of metastatic breast cancer patients
Over a period of 6 months in 2016, Global Focus on Cancer founder and photographer Carolyn Taylor traveled to 12 countries interviewing and photographing women with metastatic breast cancer in and effort to give a face to the disease. The interviews and images capture each woman’s unique story, her perspective on quality of life and the challenges she has faced. This series and video led a panel discussion at the World Cancer Congress in Paris in November 2016 on the importance of quality of life for metastatic breast cancer patients, and was generously sponsored by Pfizer. ©Carolyn Taylor Photography, Inc, Global Focus on Cancer
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New Treatment for Liver Cancer
A procedure is changing the way patients with liver cancer receive treatment, prolonging their life and eliminating the side effects from chemotherapy. Dr. Mark Bloomston, a surgical oncologist on the medical staff of Lee Health, says a hockey puck shaped device is improving the quality of life for patients with liver cancer. “What this is, is an implantable device that goes into the skin with a long tube that goes into the artery that feeds the liver. The purpose of that is to be able to trickle very high doses of chemotherapy directly to the tumors in the liver without many side effects of chemotherapy going throughout the body.” The pump delivers 400 times the dose of chemotherapy directly to the liver, leaving the patient with no side effects. “Nationwide there’s not a lot of places placing these pumps. Nobody else in the state of Florida is doing them currently. It is something fairly new to the area to provide more options,” said Dr. Bloomston. The pump is the size of a hockey puck that sits just beneath the skin near the abdomen and pumps chemotherapy into the liver every two weeks. “Most commonly we use it for patients who have had colon and rectal cancers that have spread to the liver. That’s the most common scenario. It’s the most common organ to have cancer spread to,” said Dr. Bloomston. In addition to the pump, patients may have part of their liver removed to minimize the cancer from coming back. “The reality is these patients are living a long time and they get tired of being on chemotherapy, they want a break. So if they have disease confined to the liver, this provides another step for them to maybe get off chemotherapy altogether for a period of time,” said Dr. Bloomston. While it’s not a cure, it offers patients another option of treatment to help prolong their survival rate. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org
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Metastatic Breast Cancer 360: Conversations and Questions About Treatment and Quality of Life
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, watch this recording of our November 2015 Breast Cancer 360 to learn how you can improve your quality of life, hear about new research directions and discover how to make informed decisions about your care from University of Kansas Cancer Center and Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts, and women like you.
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