Issue 64 January - February 2015

Caring for one of our own

When youÂ’re caring for a patient and friend, who was recently your colleague, working out boundaries and negotiating the particular privileges and pressures of caring for them can be hard. The problem was explored in a Schwartz Center Round* at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Issue 64 January - February 2015

Lymphoedema following treatment for breast cancer: a new approach to an old problem

Screening breast cancer patients for lymphoedema makes it possible to identify problems early and take action to halt its progression. Oncologists have an important role to play, particularly given the rise in lymphoedema rates that may be expected due to greater use of regional radiotherapy in early breast cancer.

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Issue 64 January - February 2015

Overdiagnosis under the microscope

A new conference looks at the social as well as individual implications of how we use diagnostic tests that cannot accurately pick out real from apparent threats.

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Issue 64 January - February 2015

A life worth living: we could do much more to help patients with depression

A new model for caring for depression in cancer patients shows how much can be achieved even on a tight budget.

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Issue 64 January - February 2015

The price of survival

Broadcaster Katrin Zöfel showed the value of good journalism with her half-hour broadcast for Deutschlandfunk, German national radio, which told the stories of people living with long-term effects of being treated for cancer.

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