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  • Fatigue
  • Twenty to 45 minutes of aerobic exercise three to five times a week maintains red blood cell levels and reduces fatigue, anemia, and depression, reported Jacqueline Drouin, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan at Flint, and colleagues, online in Cancer in advance of the Nov. 15 issue. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The side effects of radiation may include fatigue and skin irritation such as redness, tanning, itchiness, irritation, and peeling. (virtua.org)
  • outcomes
  • This improves overall outcomes and decreases side effects for women with breast cancer. (virtua.org)
  • Immune-modulating therapeutics, such as checkpoint inhibitors, might therefore be incorporated with radiation to enhance the antitumor immune response with the intent of improving outcomes in patients with oligometastatic or polymetastatic disease [ 2 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • This is particularly important because higher stress hormone levels throughout the day, known as a blunted circadian cortisol rhythm, have been linked to worse outcomes in breast cancer. (mdanderson.org)
  • metastatic
  • In addition, it is commonly used to ease the symptoms caused by cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic breast cancer). (mayoclinic.org)
  • Radiation therapy is a mainstay of treatment in early and locally advanced breast cancer but is typically reserved for palliation of symptomatic lesions in patients with metastatic breast cancer. (hindawi.com)
  • With new advances in the field of tumor biology and immunology, the role of radiation in the metastatic setting is evolving to harness its immune-enhancing properties. (hindawi.com)
  • Through the release of tumor antigens, tumor DNA, and cytokines into the tumor microenvironment, radiation augments the antitumoral immune response to affect both the targeted lesion and distant sites of metastatic disease. (hindawi.com)
  • The use of immunotherapeutics to promote antitumoral immunity has resulted in improved treatment responses in patients with metastatic disease and the combination of radiation therapy and immunotherapy has become an area of intense investigation. (hindawi.com)
  • In this article, we will review the emerging role of radiation in the treatment of metastatic disease and discuss the current state of the science and clinical trials investigating the combination of radiation and immunotherapy. (hindawi.com)
  • oncologists
  • We blogged about this in the past ) The question remains why radiation oncologists have not more readily adopted the shorter course of APBI (rather than five weeks of WBI). (bcaction.org)
  • In the U.S., however, radiation oncologists bill by week (rather than by patient, or some other unit that would produce equal earnings), so a shorter radiation course equals less revenue for radiation oncologists. (bcaction.org)
  • U-M researchers mailed a survey to 879 surgeons and 713 radiation oncologists who regularly treat breast cancer. (uofmhealth.org)
  • The finding that we didn't expect was that surgeons are generally more uncomfortable with the idea of omitting radiation than radiation oncologists are," says Shumway. (uofmhealth.org)
  • APBI
  • In respect to the employment of APBI and IORT, it is recognized through multiple clinical trials that approximately 90% of the time, local recurrences after breast conservation therapy occur within the index quadrant of the breast, near the original tumor bed. (moffitt.org)
  • Exposure
  • National Research Council, Advisory Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations, The Effects on Populations of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, BEIR Report, Washington, D.C., National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council (1972). (springer.com)
  • Delivering radiation in this position helps prevent damage to the heart and drastically decreases lung exposure to radiation. (virtua.org)
  • patient's
  • Dr. Dunn says advances in technology, particularly in the last decade, have made radiation therapy more precise and individualized to each patient's anatomy. (kval.com)
  • course of radiation
  • A typical course of radiation treatment of this type is treatment for five days per week over a six-week period. (nyhq.org)
  • In addition to its clinical benefits, the use of shorter course of radiation therapy can also positively impact the health care system's total cost of care with an average savings of $3,000 per patient, according to the study, in addition to reducing the emotional and logistical burden of longer courses of therapy. (healthcore.com)
  • 2018
  • Dec 11 2018 Heartfelt Gratitude and Huge Congrats to Joyce Bichler on her Retirement after 10 years as Breast Cancer Action's Deputy Director After 10 years of sharing her wide-ranging talents with Breast Cancer Action as our Deputy Director, Joyce Bichler will retire at the end of December. (bcaction.org)
  • diagnosis
  • Virtua's cancer classes and support groups help you understand and cope with a cancer diagnosis. (virtua.org)
  • She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast abnormalities and high-risk breast cancer. (virtua.org)
  • When subsequent radical surgical interventions and en bloc resections did not eliminate the occurrence of distant metastases, competing hypotheses by Keynes and subsequently Fisher proposed that breast cancer was likely already systemically disseminated at the time of diagnosis at the primary tumor [ 5 , 6 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • researchers
  • FLINT, Mich., Oct. 9 -- Moderate aerobic exercise may make adjuvant radiation for breast cancer more tolerable, found researchers here. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The researchers enrolled 20 sedentary women with breast cancer and randomized them to either an individualized aerobic walking program or to a stretching program, which served as the placebo control. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Earlier studies of the effect of exercise on red blood cells measures in people with cancer had mixed results, the researchers said. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Writing in the report, published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, the researchers said that depending on a woman's overall susceptibility to heart disease and how the radiation has been delivered, the risk could be anywhere between 0.05 percent to 3.5 percent. (medindia.net)
  • tissues
  • The University of Virginia has a unique IORT system which allows for the inclusion of cutting edge imaging technology into the IORT procedure in order to provide delivery of radiation directly to the needed areas and to avoid radiation to other tissues. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. (healthtap.com)
  • symptoms
  • It can also be used to provide relief from pain and other symptoms of advanced breast cancer. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A detailed description of the Paget's disease of the breast, characteristic signs and symptoms, detection methods and treatment modalities. (medindia.net)
  • As a palliative treatment (therapy that relieves symptoms, such as pain, but does not alter the course of the disease). (nyhq.org)
  • Changes over time in occurrence, severity, and distress of common symptoms during and after radiation therapy for breast cancer. (nih.gov)
  • This study evaluated for changes in and predictors of occurrence, severity, and distress of six common symptoms (lack of energy, worrying, difficulty sleeping, feeling drowsy, sweats, and pain) during RT for breast cancer. (nih.gov)
  • daily radiation
  • A 50% reduction in treatment time makes those radiation treatment schedules attractive for both patients and healthcare providers and would have a significant impact on daily radiation treatment practice around the world, as it could allow for a great number of patients to be treated and use fewer healthcare resources - both important policy implications. (bcaction.org)