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“Managing insomnia involves both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment. It is also important to treat the associated disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders that often accompany insomnia. Long-term management of cancer patients should not be limited to surveillance of cancer but should also involve aggressive treatment of clusters of symptoms such as insomnia, cancer-related fatigue, and pain to yield better long-term quality of life.”
SAURABH DAHIYA, MANMEET S. AHLUWALIA, HARNEET K. WALIA
Full article: http://www.ccjm.org/content/80/11/722.full#abstract-3
Sleep-related complaints are extremely common in patients with cancer but often are not recognized, and even if they are, they are seldom treated. Recognizing insomnia in cancer patients is imperative, as appropriate treatment can improve quality of life.