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Risk for second primary malignancy up in CLL survivors

(HealthDay)—Survivors of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have an increased risk for second primary malignancy (SPM), according to a study published online Sept. 30 in Blood Cancer Journal. Vivek Kumar, M.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues compared differences in risk for SPMs among CLL survivors from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database […]

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Nearly 5.4 million cancer survivors suffer chronic pain

A new report finds about one in three cancer survivors (34.6%) reported having chronic pain, representing nearly 5.4 million cancer survivors in the United States. The report, appearing as a Research Letter in JAMA Oncology, finds one in six survivors (16%), representing about 2.5 million people in the U.S., reported suffering from high impact chronic […]

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Acupressure reduces lasting symptoms in breast cancer survivors

(HealthDay)—Acupressure is associated with improvements in co-occurring symptoms in breast cancer survivors with fatigue, according to a study recently published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum. Suzanna Maria Zick, M.P.H., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues evaluated changes in depressive symptoms, anxiety, and pain before and after randomization to self-acupressure (either relaxing or […]