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Some patients with imminently fatal de novo metastatic cancer undergo treatment

Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment

Variation seen in treatment by cancer type, age, insurance, and facility type
One-third of patients with cancer and cancer survivors report using complementary and alternative medicine

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use High in Cancer Patients

One-third of cancer patients, survivors use CAM; 29.3 percent do not disclose CAM use to their doctor
Poor emotional health is common among caregivers of older cancer patients

Caregiving for Older Cancer Patients Takes Emotional Toll

Poorer patient health tied to higher levels of caregiver distress among informal caregivers
Continued smoking among patients with cancer and the associated increase in attributable first-line cancer treatment failure is tied to significant incremental costs for subsequent cancer treatments

Continued Smoking Among Cancer Patients Ups Costs by $3.4B

Estimates based on additional treatment following higher failure risk for first-line cancer treatment
Preventive drugs are frequently used in the last year of life among older adults with cancer

Preventive Drugs Often Used in Last Year of a Cancer Patient’s Life

Preventive drugs, including antihypertensives and statins, frequently continued until final month of life

American Association for Cancer Research, March 29-April 3

The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research was held from March 29...
For older patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation

Population Mortality Affects Long-Term Follow-Up of AlloHCT

Substantial part of total nonrelapse mortality for older patients due to population mortality

March 2019 Briefing – Hematology & Oncology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Hematology & Oncology for March 2019. This roundup includes...
Both low and high levels of physical activity are associated with reduced all-cause mortality

Low, High Levels of Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Mortality

All-cause mortality risk lower with 10 to 59 minutes of physical activity per week versus inactivity
Individuals with chronic kidney disease have a modestly elevated cancer risk

Cancer Risk Modestly Elevated With Chronic Kidney Disease

Lower eGFR linked to elevated cancer risk relative to eGFR of 90 to 104 mL/min