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However, it is important
to acknowledge that the overall effect sizes are relatively
small and that causality has not been absolutely
established. We would like to highlight that this meta-analysis
does not support a need for patients and their families
to feel responsible for their disease outcome if they experience
depression. It has become accepted in popular culture
that cancer patients need to maintain a positive attitude to
heroically defeat cancer, a recommendation that Spiegel and
Giese-Davis have termed an ‘‘emotional straightjacket.’’
Even if one did ascribe to this belief, the magnitude of the
effect of depression on mortality does not seem to warrant
the assignment of responsibility and blame to cancer
The Edmonton symptom assessment system--what do pa...[Support Care Cancer. 2009] - PubMed Result: "Patients expressed a need to emphasize the timeframe as 'now'."
Monday, September 14, 2009
Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer) and endometrial carcinoma -- Garg and Soslow 62 (8): 679 -- Journal of Clinical Pathology
Traditionally Lynch syndrome has been perceived as a CRC dominated syndrome. However, in women with Lynch syndrome, the incidence of EC equals or exceeds that of CRC2 and in more than 50% of cases, these women present with a gynaecological cancer as their first or "sentinel" malignancy.
Fabry trial set to answer "political problem" -- Silversides 181 (67): 365 -- Canadian Medical Association Journal
Fabry trial set to answer "political problem" -- Silversides 181 (67): 365 -- Canadian Medical Association Journal: "'Patients have become pawns; they are really tossed around like ping pong balls,'"