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Spirituality in Cancer Care (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (09 / 20 / 2012)

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Relation of Religion and Spirituality to Adjustment, Quality of Life, and Health Indices

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Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Treatment Options for Stages I and II Complete surgical resection of primary tumor followed by chemotherapy.In a randomized trial, seven of eight patients with stage I hepatocellular carcinoma survived disease free after adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy.[1] In a survey of childhood liver tumors treated prior to the consistent use of chemotherapy, only 12 of 33 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who had complete excision of the tumor survived.[2] This suggests that adjuvant chemotherapy...

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Added text about a study of spirituality and the use of complementary therapies in advanced cancer (cited Trinkaus et al. as reference 25).

Modes of Intervention

Added text about a study on the viewpoints of patients, physicians, and nurses on patient-practitioner prayer in the setting of advanced cancer (cited Balboni et al. as reference 9).

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Supportive and Palliative Care Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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