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Older patients with cancer may burden caregivers by overestimating physical abilities

August 14, 2017

Older patients with cancer often reported having better physical function, mental health and social support than their caregivers’ assessments, according to study results published in The Oncologist.

This discrepancy in physical abilities, in turn, led to greater caregiver burden, results showed.

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Out-of-pocket cancer expenses often exceed patients’ expectations

August 10, 2017
One-third of insured patients with cancer had out-of-pocket costs that exceeded their expectations, according to study results. Underinsured patients faced the greatest…
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Delirium in advanced cancer worsens survival, increases hospitalization

August 1, 2017
Patients with advanced cancer who arrived at the ED with delirium had increased rates of hospitalization and ICU admissions, as well as shorter survival rates, according…
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Survival rates after cardiac arrest lower in patients with cancer

August 1, 2017
Patients with advanced cancer had significantly lower survival rates following in-hospital cardiac arrest than those without advanced cancer, according to a…
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The Patient with Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis is caused by abnormal stem cells in the bone marrow that cause the uncontrolled production of mature…
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VIDEO: Visiting expert program helps community providers learn about immuno-oncology

June 12, 2017
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The Patient with Severe Leukocytosis

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Currently five tyrosine kinase inhibitors are available for use in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)…
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