Archives: February 2016

  • Cachexia Is a Real Concern for Some Cancer Patients

    February 25, 2016
    Thousands of people undergo potentially lifesaving, but grueling cancer treatments each and every year. While difficultly eating, a loss of energy and other side effects are normal, some potential developments are largely unexpected. A condition known as cachexia may develop in some patients, especially in advanced stages of the disease when mortality is likely. Helping families and patients cope...read more
  • New Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Recommendations Not Impacting Reconstruction

    February 13, 2016
    Changes in post-mastectomy radiation recommendations for certain breast cancer patients have not had a profound impact on breast reconstruction rates as previously feared. Researchers, in fact, say that a new study indicates growing comfort with the idea of irradiating new breast reconstruction. The changes were made recently in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines in association with radiation for patients...read more

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