• Immunotherapy increases survival of Lung Cancer Patients

    June 23, 2018
    A study has shown that the odds of survival for lung cancer can improve if they get treated with chemotherapy alongside the new drug that activates the immune system. Medical experts say that the findings should allow doctors to administer immunotherapy for lung cancer as early as possible. Immunotherapy has been successful on some cancers using checkpoint inhibitors more
  • Who are the Breast Cancer Specialists?

    June 15, 2018
    Specialists are doctors who are trained in a specific area of medicine and certified by the specialty board. Choosing a breast cancer doctor is an important decision for a patient. Your primary doctor will refer you to one or several specialists who work together as a team in most cases. Chances of getting the best care are high if more
  • What Are Your Cancer Treatment Options?

    May 24, 2018
    There are various ways to treat cancer. However, treatment of cancer depends on the type of cancer and how advanced it is. Decisions about the treatment of cancer are personal, and every patient needs to feel comfortable with their choices. Most people don’t know where to start when faced with different options to choose from. Individual treatment plans are more
  • The Facts About Prostate Cancer Treatment

    May 8, 2018
    According to the American cancer society, prostate cancer is the second leading cancer in the United States and the one leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men. The treatment of prostate cancer varies, and in most cases, treatments are combined. Each patient undergoes a therapy that works well for them. Often, prostate cancer spreads slowly and does not cause more
  • Is Colorectal Cancer a Silent Killer? What Should You Know?

    April 24, 2018
    Colorectal cancer is a cancer of the colon and rectum, and it is ranked as the fourth most common cancer in men and women and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The exact causes are not known, and it is not contagious. Research shows that certain risk factors lead to colorectal cancer such more
  • The Mystery behind Cancer Radiation Therapy and Sleep Disorders

    April 14, 2018
    According to a study, patients with advanced cancer who undergo radiation therapy experience anxiety, asthenia, and pain management that makes them have sleep disorders. Cranial irradiation has been found to be a risk factor for sleep disorder, including the somnolence syndrome. Patients who experience sleep problems are usually referred for medical studies, diagnosis, and treatment. Sleep disturbances are frequent more
  • Hormone and Sexual Changes Due to Cancer Treatment

    March 28, 2018
    The side effects of cancer are many. Some of the side effects are temporary while others can last a lifetime. The most common forms of side effects include nausea, vomiting, hair loss and weight loss. The hormone and sexual changes seen after post cancer treatment may significantly influence the sexual lifestyle of a patient. The major side effects more
  • The Most Common Types of Cancer

    March 20, 2018
    The common types of cancer all begin in the same manner. Cancer is a product of cell growth, division and multiplication into growths and tumors that are generally cancerous in nature. Cancer can affect any part of the body. It is therefore important that one should be aware of its likely symptoms since some forms of cancer are more
  • Combination Therapy of Radiotherapy and Lumpectomy Can Improve Survival Rates of Breast Cancer

    February 24, 2018
    A study that was recently published in the Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology has identified two essential discoveries from research conducted about treatment available to treat breast cancer. It was found that treatments done to conserve the breast, namely a combination of lumpectomy and radiation therapy, when used in a community’s locality, have proven to increase the more
  • Could Sunscreen Play a Part In Preventing Skin Cancer?

    February 17, 2018
    It has been known that use of sunscreen to ensure the absence of melanoma is a common practice. However, the degree to which this proves effective is still a point of contention. It has been shown that the usage of sunscreen often can lower the chances of getting actinic keratosis, which in turn reduces the chance of getting more

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