Tag: cancer treatments

Newsbriefs: Cancer Treatment; Cancer Fatigue

Potential New Treatment for Cancer Metastasis.
A new class of drugs targeting estrogen positive breast cancer, already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, may be effective also in treating triple-negative breast cancer, Mayo Clinic researchers announced. CDK4/6 inhibitors could prevent the spread of these cancers to distant organs, however,

Large Doses of Vitamin C Can Boost Cancer Treatment

Infusing brain and lung cancer patients with 800 to 1,000 times the daily recommended amount (60 mg/day for adults) of vitamin C improved the outcomes of standard cancer treatments in recent clinical trials and was found to extend survival, according to researchers from the University of Iowa. The vitamin works

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,

Robotic Surgery May Be Better Treatment for Prostate Cancer

An observational study from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have fewer instances of cancer cells at the edge of their surgical specimen and less need for additional cancer treatments like hormone or radiation therapy than patients who have traditional

Cardiomyopathy: What Causes an Enlarged Heart?

Cardiomyopathy: What Causes an Enlarged Heart?

Cardiomyopathy is sometimes referred to as an “enlarged heart,” because the main sign is a heart muscle that has become thicker and more rigid. Bigger muscles might be what athletes want in their arms and legs. But a bigger heart isn’t a good thing, as it actually becomes weaker rather

Chemotherapy Side Effects: What to Expect and How You Can Cope

Chemotherapy Side Effects: What to Expect and How You Can Cope

Getting a cancer diagnosis is distressing enough, but for some people, concerns about treating the cancer with chemotherapy can be equally as troubling.

A woman might worry about how chemotherapy for breast cancer may cause hair loss or otherwise alter her appearance. Or a man might be concerned about how chemotherapy

Higher Cancer Incidence in Males than in Females

For years, scientists have puzzled over why more males develop cancer than females: In some cancers, the ratio is two to one higher in males than females. Males carry about a 20 percent higher risk than females of developing cancer, which results in 153,000 new additional cases of cancer in

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