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  • Double Mastectomy Rate Continues to Rise

    January 22, 2017
    Successfully battling cancer in one breast doesn’t mean the disease won’t also present in the other at some point down the road. Although quite rare, this potential eventuality has kicked off a trend for women to undergo prophylactic double mastectomies even when evidence of cancer is found in only one breast. The use of this measure has grown by...read more
  • Ovarian Reserve May Recover After Chemotherapy

    January 13, 2017
    Women diagnosed with breast cancer during their child bearing years might be able to breathe a sigh of relief. A new study indicates that women can recover about half their ovarian reserve within 13 months of chemotherapy. That means women who were unable to freeze enough oocytes before undergoing treatment may be able to stimulate production for cryopreservation once...read more
  • Radiotherapy Boosts Prostate Cancer Survivability Years Down the Road

    December 25, 2016
    The American Cancer Society anticipates about 180,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States over the next year. About 26,000 men will die from the disease. When caught in its earliest phases, prostate cancer has a tremendously high survival rate. For those who require more aggressive treatment to tackle the disease, research is showing that...read more
  • Trimodal Therapy Underused in Rectal Cancer Treatment

    December 14, 2016
    Increasing the odds for survival of rectal cancer patients is the point behind a three-step treatment process that begins and ends with chemoradiotherapy. While the increased likelihood of survival is significant when trimodal therapy is used, research is showing that only about half of eligible patients actually go through the entire process. The therapy in question involves the use of...read more
  • Cancer Prevention Tips: Easy Steps Can Make a Difference

    November 24, 2016
    With an estimated 1.7 million Americans expected to receive a diagnosis of cancer this year, prevention remains a critical prong in battling this disease. While not all cases of cancer can be avoided, it is estimated that more than half can be prevented through simple, smart lifestyle choices. People who wish to lower their risks for developing cancer may want...read more
  • Diagnosed with Cancer? What to Do Next

    November 14, 2016
    There may not be a single word in the English language that strikes fear in people’s hearts more readily than “cancer.” After all, an estimated 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year. More than half a million people die from it. Nothing can diminish the gravity of hearing the words coming out of a doctor’s mouth,...read more
  • More Women Choosing Preventative Mastectomies

    October 24, 2016
    For the estimated 246,000 American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year, the potential need for a mastectomy or double mastectomy can be very frightening. This aggressive treatment measure is body altering in a permanent way and can leave women feeling low in the self-esteem department. Even so, this surgical procedure can and does save lives when it is...read more
  • Coping with Lack of Appetite in Cancer Care

    October 16, 2016
    Anyone who has ever undergone cancer treatment understands that loss of appetite simply goes along with the disease. Anorexia and cachexia are common side effects in two particular cases: during active treatment and end-stage cancer. While thousands of cancer patients will not face the latter, almost all do endure the former. Helping family members cope with these common symptoms...read more
  • Sleep Problems Common in Cancer Patients

    September 24, 2016
    Cancer is a very difficult diagnosis to receive. It can be even harder facing down the treatment road ahead. Considering the gravity of this diagnosis, it probably isn’t surprising that sleep problems are very common among cancer patients. Just because they’re common, however, doesn’t mean they’re normal. These issues are also not good for cancer patients to face since...read more
  • Radium-223 May Improve Quality of Life in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

    September 15, 2016
    Castration resistant prostate cancer, or CRPC for short, is known to be one of the more difficult forms of this disease to treat. It also tends to present with a variety of serious quality of life concerns. Patients with this form of cancer, for example, often note pain, anorexia and fatigue. Spinal cord compression is also not out of...read more

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