- The emotional challenges to the shock of a cancer diagnosis and fears about the future are often left untreated. More specific emotional concerns can range from apprehension about body image after treatment to periods of anxiety or depression, sadness, shock, horror, disbelief, frustration, distress, unhappiness, upset, worry, shame, fear.
- A survey by the Teenage Cancer Trust has revealed that eight out of 10 young people find the mental health impact of cancer as hard to deal with as the treatment itself.
- Patients who used information sources were more likely to have a higher locus of control over the course of their disease. These results show how important the doctor’s role is in the provision of emotional support.
KEY TAKEAWAY: Physicians could start reviewing the medications that patients are prescribed and suggest products that patients don’t really need in an effort to help them manage their health. Continue reading
KEY TAKEAWAY: “How can a pharma company try to sell me a product when they don’t understand what I’m going through?”
KEY TAKEAWAY: For cancer patients’ quality of life is an important issue when deciding on treatment options, but older patients may be more likely to forgo treatment because they just are too tired to “fight the battle”. Continue reading
KEY TAKEAWAY: Office visits to primary care doctors declined 18 percent from 2012 to 2016, even as visits to specialists increased, insurance data analyzed by the Health Care Cost Institute shows . People want healthcare on THEIR terms and disruption has already started at the point of care. Continue reading
KEY TAKEAWAY: We’re in the middle of a health care revolution. Never before have consumers been offered so many devices and apps to monitor their health, but there are two key questions. One, will people actually take the time to monitor their health and two, what will they do with the data? Continue reading
KEY TAKEAWAY: Pharma product websites, according to the latest qualitative research, are still not providing people with the information that drives them into their doctor’s office to ask for a prescription. Continue reading