It’s hard to be a physician and a mother

25 November 2019 0

The emotional support from colleagues is there, but many hurdles are present for physician mothers, making the maternity/family leave a big challenge for several women. “Physicians taking maternity leave experience unique challenges that require creative [more]

A new form of psychotherapy overcomes the fear of cancer recurrence

28 October 2019 0

A pilot randomised clinical trial demonstrates that acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a feasible and promising treatment for fear of cancer recurrence (FCR), a very disruptive condition affecting cancer survivors. Since the number of cancer survivors is expected to increase in the coming years, this treatment may be beneficial to a large number of people. [more]

Older women rarely benefit from mammography

23 October 2019 0

Mammograms are unlikely to benefit older women with increased comorbidity, as they would probably die from something else before they could develop breast cancer. That is what results from a new study on more than [more]

Less frequent screening for lung cancer is equally lifesaving

23 September 2019 0

The ten-year results of the Multicentric Italian Lung Detection (MILD) trial demonstrated that prolonged screening with biennial low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is safe and effective compared to annual test, leading to a comparable reduction in lung cancer (LC) mortality in subjects with negative baseline LDCT. [more]

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