Healthy weight, regular exercise and less alcohol could cut incidence by one-third, cancer expert says
Month: October 2016
Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say
Lawsuit says agency’s decision is more than 4 years overdue
Patients who received palliative care along with standard treatment for advanced cancer reported having a better quality of life and mood than patients who did not receive early palliative care, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial.
Patients who received early palliative care also scored better on an assessment of their ability to cope with their disease and were more likely to discuss end-of-life care preferences with their health care team.
6-year study finds follow-up therapy cuts survivors’ risk for cancer in the other breast
In the phase II trial, 32% of patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma that had returned after earlier treatment experienced partial or complete shrinkage of their tumors when treated with the new drug. Among patients whose tumors shrank, more than 90% sustained this response for at least 6 months.
Lower-priced options could save patients thousands of dollars, researchers say
Cryoablation looks promising for small tumors, doctors say
But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines