Monday, August 30, 2010
"The breast and thyroid are the two most common sites for cancer development. "
"Cancers of the colon, skin, kidney, small bowel, stomach, ovary, and lung have been reported in individuals diagnosed with Cowden syndrome, but a true association between CS and the risk for cancer has not been proven. Because these risks are not clearly known, surveillance is an important part of your health care program."
Note: familial adenomatous polyposis is also known as FAP and is one of the colorectal cancer genetic syndromes; multiple endocrine neoplasia is also known as MEN1/2
"Certain inherited genetic syndromes. Genetic syndromes that increase the risk of thyroid cancer include familial medullary thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia and familial adenomatous polyposis."
Age and development stage are key determinants of the needs and concerns of women with ovarian cancer.Interpretation: Age and development stage should be considered when developing an individualized plan of care. Because recurrence is common among this population, the fear of death exists regardless of age and should be explored by nurses, particularly during periods of remission.
abstract: Predictors of self-reported memory problems in patients with ovarian cancer who have received chemotherapy
Purpose/Objectives: To examine the association between self-report of memory problems and the most commonly reported concurrent symptoms by women with ovarian cancer who have received chemotherapy.
Findings: Nine symptoms accounted for 37% of the variance of memory problems (controlling for time since chemotherapy and education level). Significant predictors of memory problems included fatigue, mood swings, numbness or tingling, and sleep disturbance. Mean scores for self-reported memory problems were significantly different for participants who received chemotherapy compared to those who had not....cont'd
"Average charges for doctors in Quebec will rise 11.1% to $4332, while charges for doctors in the rest of Canada will rise 11% to $2670."
"The CMPA’s annual report indicates that of 891 civil legal actions commenced in 2009, 101 went to trial but only 19 of those saw an outcome favouring a plaintiff. Some 319 actions were settled, while 522 were dismissed, discontinued or abandoned."
“Last year as a nation, we spent $183 billion on our health care. And what did that get us? It got us ranked second-lowest among advanced countries in terms of value for money in health care.”