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A Lower Weight May Mean a Lower Risk of Lymphedema

A Lower Weight May Mean a Lower Risk of Lymphedema

Advances in medical, radiation, and surgical treatments are extending the lives of many women with breast cancer. But as survival rates increase and more and more women live longer, they also face the possibility of experiencing delayed side effects from their cancer treatments. Among these potential side effects is lymphedema,

Ask the Doctor: Radiation Therapy; Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

Q: I’m about to start radiation therapy after cancer surgery. What are the possible side effects that might occur?

A: The most common side effects from radiation therapy are fatigue, changes in the skin, hair loss, and eating/digestion problems. Radiation has different effects on different patients, so, until your treatment begins,

Is Prostate Cancer Screening Right for You?

Because prostate ailments are not a matter of choice, you should know your options! Find out which treatment and detection procedures are right for you in a candid and authoritative new report from Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor

Prostate Cancer Therapies: Surgical Options

Prostate Cancer Therapies: Surgical Options

Surgery for prostate cancer is a common treatment choice for men who are in good overall health and who have early stage prostate cancer. This would include men whose prostate cancer is localized to the prostate (stage T1 or T2 cancers) or to the prostate and seminal vesicles (stage T3

Stop Hurting: Explore Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can diminish your quality of life and limit your ability to perform daily activities, whether it’s a result of surgery, a compressed disc, arthritis, or some other cause.
Unfortunately, too many women aren’t getting the help they need to manage their pain. According to a report issued earlier this

Tailoring Treatments to Specific Types of Breast Cancer

When it comes to breast cancer treatment, one size does not fit all. There are many types of breast cancers and many kinds of treatments.
“We’ve made a lot of progress,” says Anne Moore, MD, medical director of the Weill Cornell Breast Center, a noted researcher, and a

Post-Op Complications After Cancer Surgery

According to a recent study (Journal of Clinical Oncology, Feb. 16), seniors who undergo cancer surgery are more likely than younger adults to experience post-operative complications like bed sores and delirium, as well as injuries and health issues such as fractures, weight loss, and dehydration after they have cancer surgery.

Review: Surgery Bests Radiation For Surviving Localized Prostate Cancer

Men with prostate cancer confined to the gland may face better odds of survival if they’re treated with surgery versus radiation therapy, suggests a meta-analysis published online Dec. 15, 2015, in European Urology. Researchers reviewed data from 19 studies involving up to 118,830 patients with localized prostate cancer treated with

Review: Surgery Bests Radiation for Surviving Localized Prostate Cancer

Men with prostate cancer confined to the gland may face better odds of survival if they’re treated with surgery versus radiation therapy, suggests a meta-analysis published online Dec. 15, 2015, in European Urology. Researchers reviewed data from 19 studies involving up to 118,830 patients with localized prostate cancer treated with

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