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By Gary H. Lyman, Jeffrey Crawford

Written with a broader point of view and data, Cancer Supportive Care: Advances in healing Strategies offers cutting-edge administration techniques for the whole diversity of signs, toxicities, and problems skilled by means of melanoma sufferers. as well as ''bread and butter'' subject matters resembling discomfort keep watch over and nausea and vomiting, the e-book comprises exact, ground-breaking discussions of symptom dimension, the function of progress components, and overdue results and melanoma survivorship.

Written by means of key opinion leaders within the box, Cancer Supportive Care: Advances in healing Strategies :

  • assembles and synthesizes cutting-edge info into one handy source, supporting busy clinicians examine the simplest supportive care innovations available
  • discusses rising cures and approaches
  • covers subject matters no longer incorporated in different melanoma supportive care books, equivalent to dimension of indicators, development components, thromboembolism, skeletal issues, fatigue, the aged melanoma sufferer, melanoma survivorship, and substitute and integrative therapies

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Factors precipitating and perpetuating cancer-related fatigue are complex and further research is needed to determine the relative influences of disease, treatment, cognitive, behavioral, and other factors. A better understanding of fatigue may help to drive the development of new interventions. To date, exercise training and cognitive-behavioral treatments have shown the greatest efficacy in managing fatigue and deconditioning. Other treatments, such as psychostimulants, patient education and energy conservation, and complementary therapies may also prove beneficial with further research.

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Considerable progress has been made in defining and assessing fatigue since Muscio wrote, but no gold standard measure has yet emerged. Existing measures vary widely in terms of the definition of fatigue, development process, known psychometric properties, and intended population. Despite their heterogeneity, instruments can be broadly categorized as single-dimensional or multidimensional measures (Table 1). 97 Reliability 18 Jim and Jacobsen Assessment and Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue 19 Instruments Assessing Fatigue as a Single Dimension Single-dimensional measures define fatigue as a unitary construct, yielding information regarding presence and severity.

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