Friday, January 08, 2010

Sleep Disorders Plague Cancer Patients

(HealthDay News) -- Insomnia and sleep disorders affect more than three-quarters of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, a rate nearly three times higher than that of the general population, a new study finds.

The problem is more common in younger patients and in those with lung and breast cancers, said University of Rochester Medical Center researchers, who assessed sleep problems in 823 cancer patients.

Questionnaires completed by patients after their first two chemotherapy treatments revealed that 37 percent suffered from insomnia symptoms and another 43 percent had insomnia syndrome, which means they had difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep at least three nights per week, the researchers reported in the Nov. 23 online edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Read more...

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