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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Reduces Endocrine Treatment Side Effects in Breast Cancer Patients

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

By: Lidia Schapira, MD From: medscape.com Efficacy of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment-Induced Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial Study Summary Adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer, through treatment-induced profound estrogen deprivation, leads to hot flashes (HF) and night sweats (NS). These symptoms affect women’s daily functioning and health-related quality of life and, …

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Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer: Overcoming The Side Effects

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Dr. Omiete Charles-Davies Chemotherapy is the use of drugs or chemicals to treat an illness or disease, which in this case is, breast cancer. It involves giving patients anti-cancer drugs called cytotoxic drugs – which literally means cell (cyto) killing (toxic). Chemotherapy is used to also control the spread of breast cancer, reduce symptoms or prevent a recurrence. Chemotherapy …

Living With Cancer: The New Medicine

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Susan Gubar From: nytimes.com In his 2010 book “The Emperor of All Maladies,” Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee lamented the gap between “the new science” going on in research laboratories and “the old medicine” most cancer patients receive. Yet for almost two years, I have benefited from the new medicine derived from the new science, much to my surprise. Every month, …