Reporting Signs and symptoms Online Might Help Cancer Patients Live Longer

 

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The new communication tool allows patients to use tablet technology to report 12 common symptoms experienced during chemotherapy things such as. Online symptom reporting may help patients with cancer live longer New research presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting indicates that a web-based tool that enables patients undergoing chemotherapy to report symptoms in real time and triggers alerts to clinicians can have real benefits for patients. CHICAGO — Patients with metastatic cancer who used a web-based tool to regularly report symptoms while receiving chemotherapy reported a higher quality of life, had fewer emergency room visits and. SUNDAY, June 4, 2017 (HealthDay News)—When people with advanced cancer report their symptoms to health care providers using an online program, they may live longer, a new study suggests.

The benefit may come because the new online tool cuts any “lag time” between patients experiencing symptoms and their care team’s response to those issues, the researchers said. When people with advanced cancer report their symptoms to health care providers using an online program, they may live longer, a new study suggests. The benefit may come because the new online tool cuts any “lag time” between patients experiencing symptoms and their care team’s response to those issues, the researchers said. June 4, 2017 Reporting symptoms online to docs helps cancer patients live longer (HealthDay)—When people with advanced cancer report their symptoms to health care providers using an online progra. The other patients were assigned to a standard care, which meant regular visits with an oncologist.

Basch’s group found that people who reported their symptoms via the online program lived. Cancer patients who report on their own symptoms may live longer Use of an electronic self-reporting system increased the survival times of patients with advanced cancer in a. Researchers from several US cancer centers have found that patients who used an online tool to report symptoms to their cancer care team lived an average of 5 months longer than patients who did not use the tool.

The study was presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting and was published June 4 as a research letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The new communication tool allows patients to use tablet technology to report 12 common symptoms experienced during chemotherapy things such as appetite loss, difficulty breathing, fatigue, hot flashes, nausea and pain in real time. That triggers an “alert” to health care providers.

The benefits can be significant, Basch’s team found.

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Seemingly, the prevalence of common cancers increases also with age, as early diagnosis and new forms of treatment have transformed many neoplasms into chronic diseases that may influence the function and the quality of life of older individuals.

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Because PSA testing will detect cancers early, patients may live longer with the disease but not actually live longer lives (lead time bias).

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Since more than 60% of patients with cancer are over 65 years of age and with increasing longevity in the population, the incidence of cancers and metastases are likely to rise dramatically in the next few decades unless a cure is found.

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Many cancers are also treatable if detected at an early stage, and people are increasingly living with cancer; it is now recognised as a chronic disease.

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However, some patients show response to chemotherapy and are sometimes maintained in remission for years.

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If true, the better therapeutic approach would be to target these stem cells rather than all the cancer cells.

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This could be true for various forms of chemotherapy as well, although there are currently no clear data to prove this.

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and multiple sites of metastatic disease, treatment eventually becomes ineffective.

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A 2000 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that the only reason cancer patients appear to be living longer is because of earlier diagnosis.

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However, no direct link currently exists between the decline in immune function and the increase in cancer incidence in older adults.

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