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Cancer patients want more info about CT risks

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – – Some cancer patients would like more information on the health risks of their radiology tests, a new study found. “Before completing this study, I believed I understood what patients may wish to know and how to provide that information to them,” said Dr. Raymond Thornton, the study’s lead author from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City …

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Black women less likely to take breast cancer hormone therapy

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Among early-stage breast cancer patients in the U.S., black women are less likely than white women to take their prescribed hormone medications, according to a new study that partly – but not entirely – blames economic disparities between races. Black women are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than white women, but more likely to die from it, a …

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Brain activity changes seen after chemo

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For some women with breast cancer, changes in brain activity while multitasking could explain “chemo brain” – reduced mental functioning that many experience after chemotherapy, Belgian researchers say.

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Chemo for terminal cancer patients linked to aggressive care

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Terminally ill cancer patients who received chemotherapy in the last months of life were more likely to die in an intensive care unit than those who did not receive chemo, according to a new study. Many advanced cancer patients receive chemotherapy that is only meant to make them more comfortable.

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Few head and neck cancer survivors seek mental help

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Survivors of cancers of the head and neck, including those of the tongue and thyroid, often suffer from depression but rarely seek treatment, according to a new study. Doctors are increasingly recognizing depression in cancer survivors, according to lead author Dr.

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Ginseng supplements linked to less cancer fatigue

| July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cancer patients and survivors who felt tired or sluggish reported feeling noticeably better after taking ginseng supplements for two months, in a new study. “Nearly all patients with cancer can suffer from fatigue at some point; either at diagnosis, during treatment and even after treatment, and (fatigue) can linger for several years,” said lead …

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Charities the winners in race for the finish

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rachel Fowler is running for her little cousin Georgia, who has leukaemia. Natasha Blake is running for the Wayside Chapel, where she is a regular volunteer

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