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Cancer-related symptoms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11034629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Patients with cancer experience multiple symptoms including pain, dyspnea, fatigue, depression, and cognitive impairment. These symptoms impair patients' daily functioning and their quality of life. Symptoms that can be well managed are often undertreated. A major barrier to adequate symptom treatment is poor assessment. The use of simple measurement scales greatly improves the symptom assessment process, helps direct treatment choices, and provides information about the effectiveness of treatment. Recently, better methods for symptom assessment have been developed, including brief self-report tools for the assessment of multiple symptoms and interactive voice response systems for assessing symptoms at home. Symptom assessment can be linked to evidence-based or best practice guidelines to expedite optimal symptom treatment. Because patients with cancer receiving radiotherapy are seen in the clinic frequently, the radiation oncologist can play an integral role in a comprehensive approach that involves both the medical and radiotherapeutic treatment of cancer-related symptoms.
Authors:
C S Cleeland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in radiation oncology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1053-4296     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Radiat Oncol     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-20     Completed Date:  2000-11-20     Revised Date:  2013-08-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202882     Medline TA:  Semin Radiat Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 by W.B. Saunders Company.
Affiliation:
Pain Research Group, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Activities of Daily Living
Cognition Disorders / etiology
Depression / etiology
Dyspnea / etiology
Fatigue / etiology
Humans
Neoplasms / complications*,  physiopathology,  radiotherapy
Pain Measurement
Pain, Intractable / etiology,  radiotherapy
Palliative Care*
Prevalence
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
CA26582/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 CA026582/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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