What is osteosarcoma? It’s a cancer of the bones—one of the few cancers, in fact, that actually starts in the bones, as opposed to spreading (metastasizing) to the bones from elsewhere in the body. Once osteosarcoma develops, it can spread to nearby muscles. Osteosarcoma, also known as bone sarcoma, can
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Post-Heart Attack Procedures Improve Survival Rates
Following an NSTEMI heart attack, patients who have a procedure to increase blood flow in coronary arteries, such as angioplasty and/or stenting, have higher survival rates after six months than patients treated with medications alone, according to a study in the Sept. 13, 2016 issue
Radiation treatment for prostate cancer involves using high-energy beams such as x-rays to kill cancer cells and prevent them from spreading. Treatment with radiation, called radiation therapy, may be used for two different purposes: to treat and hopefully cure the cancer or to reduce symptoms from what has been determined
Your carotid arteries are the major pipelines in your neck supplying blood to the brain.
They’re also a common location where fatty atherosclerotic plaques form, increasing the risk of stroke.
If atherosclerosis results in significant stenosis (narrowing) of the carotids, you may require a surgery known as carotid endarterectomy or minimally invasive
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer usually face two treatment choices: radiation therapy or surgery to remove their prostate. But there are others options that may be better: watchful waiting and active surveillance (AS), in which you take a wait-and-see approach before deciding on a course of action.
“Aggressive treatments like surgery
Partial Radiation Treatment Found Most Beneficial to Breast Cancer Patients
A new study by UCLA scientists found that women with breast cancer who were treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor saw no increase in cancer recurrence compared to women who received
Most men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer are given the choice of closely monitoring their disease with active surveillance or undergoing curative therapy with surgery, external-beam radiation or radioactive seed implants (brachytherapy).
But a Cleveland Clinic expert says patients should be aware of another option that may not always be mentioned