Adding radiation treatment to hormone therapy saves more lives among older men with locally advanced prostate therapy than hormone therapy alone, according to a new study. The researchers found that hormone therapy plus radiation reduced cancer deaths by nearly 50 percent in men aged 76 to 85 compared to men who only received hormone therapy.
A new study has found that men find it more difficult to deal with a cancer diagnosis than women, and often adopt a 'stiff upper lip' approach instead of talking openly
Women with mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer, but a woman's exact cancer risk may vary greatly depending on exactly how her gene is mutated, or changed from its original form. A new study identifies a number of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that may help doctors provide women with more precise estimates of their cancer risk. “We …
( Northwestern University ) Childhood cancer survivors have increased, but the majority of those who have survived face chronic health problems, diseases and disability related to treatment, reports a new study. The study is the first to estimate the national prevalence of treatment-related chronic disease among survivors of childhood cancer.
(Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) — In a new study that could help improve the day-to-day quality-of-life for women with breast cancer, UCLA researchers have developed a cognitive rehabilitation program to address post-cancer treatment cognitive changes, sometimes known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to 35 percent of post-treatment breast cancer patients.
A 'perverse disincentive' for hospitals that have invested in expensive technology for robotic surgery may be jeopardizing prostate cancer patients who seek out the procedure, concluded a new study. The study, which compared complication rates in hospitals with low volumes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomies to institutions with high volumes of the procedure, suggested that current pay-for …
Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.
Study Finds Closed HIPEC Technique May Be Better for Frail Mesothelioma Patients, According to Surviving Mesothelioma
A new study suggests that certain peritoneal mesothelioma patients who undergo heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) after surgery may have better outcomes with a closed abdomen technique than an open one. (PRWeb March 25, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12601942.htm