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CAN EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS ENHANCE HEALTH-RELATED LIFE AMONG CANCER SURVIVORS?

Cancer survivors often have many psychological and physical adverse events as a result of the cancer and treatment for it. They also suffer from poorer quality of life (QoL) than people without cancer. Some studies have suggested that exercise may be helpful in reducing negative outcomes and improving the QoL of people who have finished cancer treatment. Also, … Continue reading

ACUPUNCTURE FOR CANCER-RELATED PAIN IN ADULTS

Up to 70% of patients with cancer-related pain do not receive adequate pain relief and this reduces their quality of life. Acupuncture may have a role to play in relieving cancer-related pain. This review evaluated evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing pain associated with cancer or its treatment, or both. We found three … Continue reading

LYCOPENE FOR THE PREVENTION OF PROSTATE CANCER

Abstract BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is a common cause of death in developed countries, yet the benefits of screening for prostate cancer still remain controversial. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test result greater than 4 ng/mL (nanograms/millilitre) has commonly been used as the cut-off level for seeking further tests to diagnose the presence (or absence) of prostate … Continue reading

NON-HORMONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR REDUCING HOT FLUSHES IN WOMEN WITH A HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer is one of the most frequent cancers worldwide and its treatment can produce disturbing symptoms including hot flushes, the sudden feeling of heat in the face, neck and chest. Hormonal treatments are used to control such symptoms in postmenopausal women but for women with a history of breast cancer these are not recommended … Continue reading