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Cancer Supportive Care Spotlight

IP Blog | Dave Melin | September 28, 2016

cancer supportive care handsThis week in health care trends, our cancer supportive care spotlight includes a look at supportive care offered around the world, LLL Therapy, and functional assessments of the supportive care model.

Breast Cancer Supportive Care

In this article, we look outside of the United States to see the spectrum of supportive care offered at a Canadian foundation for women with breast cancer.

Prostate Cancer: Men With Greatest Needs Least Likely to Seek Help

This Queensland study indicates that men who were older, less well-educated and more depressed were less likely to seek help for unmet needs.  The authors also invite men worldwide to participate in a study to further explore the topic.

Landmark Agreement Standardizes Cancer Care Training

One province tackles standardized education for those providing care for people battling cancer.

The Use of Low-level Light Therapy in Supportive Care for Patients With Breast Cancer: Review of the Literature

This article from Springer Link explains how this non-invasive treatment option can be used to stimulate wound healing and reduce inflammation, edema, and pain in patients fighting breast cancer.

Palliative Care Specialist Consultation Is Associated With Supportive Care Quality in Advanced Cancer

This article outlines a study that evaluated the occurrence of palliative care consultation and its association with specific processes of supportive care in a national cohort of Veterans.

Supporting Patients With Incurable Cancer: Backup Behavior in Multidisciplinary Cross-Functional Teams

This case study explains why providers who care for patients with incurable cancer must rely on one another to secure delivery of the right services at the right time by the right person.

The articles above are from our dedicated Cancer Supportive Care e-magazine. You can follow us on Flipboard or Twitter, or just watch for the links to this and our other magazines in our regular weekly BioBlog emails. (Don’t get our emails yet? Subscribe here!)

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