Posted: Oct 12, 2010 6:44 AM by Bea Karnes
New research finds most cancer patients have multiple physical symptoms throughout all stages of the disease.
The study of over 400 patients identified 22 physical symptoms associated with all types of cancer including fatigue, pain, weakness, loss of appetite, constipation, insomnia and nausea.
Researchers say these symptoms impact patients throughout their whole lives, even those in remission, but most don't seek medical attention.
They encourage patients to tell their doctors about any symptoms like pain, insomnia or depression which can be treated or controlled with therapy and medications.
The study was led by researchers at Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University schools of medicine and nursing and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.