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BACKGROUND Depression, anxiety, and fatigue are among the most significant problems that influence the quality of life of patients with breast cancer who receive adjuvant chemotherapy. Although evidence has shown yoga to decrease anxiety, depression, and fatigue in patients with cancer, few studies on the effects of yoga have targeted patients with breast(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine the relationship between the pre-operative metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and the disease-free survival (DFS) of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using F-18 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron-emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scanning. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk factors for nonrectal radiation-induced intestinal injury (NRRIII) following adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) for cervical cancer using a retrospective review of medical records. METHODS From September 1992 to December 1998, 164 patients with uterine cervical cancer that had completed their allocated adjuvant radiotherapy at the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess prospectively the clinical outcomes of low-dose prophylactic extended-field, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plus concurrent weekly cisplatin for patients with stage IB2-IIIB cervical cancer, positive pelvic lymph nodes (PLNs), and negative para-aortic lymph nodes (PALNs). METHODS Thirty-two(More)
This study aimed to investigate the outcome in patients with aspiration pneumonia during definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer. The data of 595 patients with head and neck cancer treated by chemoradiotherapy were reviewed. Forty-one patients were identified as developing symptomatic aspiration pneumonia during treatment and were(More)
A combination of four-dimensional computed tomography with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (4D CT-FDG PET) was used to delineate gross tumor volume (GTV) in esophageal cancer (EC). Eighteen patients with EC were prospectively enrolled. Using 4D images taken during the respiratory cycle, the average CT image phase was fused with the(More)
AIMS To identify risk factors for disease-free survival (DFS) and para-aortic lymph node (PALN) metastasis in advanced cervical cancer patients after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) using risk stratification. MATERIALS AND METHODS In total, 148 patients with stage IB2-IVA cervical cancer without PALN metastasis treated with a full course of CCRT were(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the impact of body-mass factors (BMF) before radiotherapy and changes during radiotherapy on the magnitude of setup displacement in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). METHODS The clinical data of 30 patients with HNC was analyzed using the alignment data from daily on-line on-board imaging from image-guided radiotherapy.(More)
BACKGROUND The need for radiotherapy (RT) in cancer treatment for the elderly patient is growing. The purpose of this study was to analyze the efficacy and complication rate for radiotherapy, using external-beam irradiation (EBRT) and high dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy (HDRICB), for patients aged 70 years or older with carcinoma of the uterine(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is associated with increased radiosensitivity in vitro. However, the results from clinical studies regarding the radiosensitivity in NSCLC with mutant EGFR are inconclusive. We retrospectively analyzed our NSCLC patients who had been regularly(More)