Suffering from the fourth stage of melanoma, Cara Combs died as she did not get herself treated, due to her pregnancy.
New study presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium yielded data which suggest that early breast cancer treatment by way of breast conserving surgery with radiation leads to higher survival rate among patients than mastectomy does.
A new type of treatment for young people with a form of lymphoma may mean skipping radiation therapy, avoiding side effects and raised cancer risks later on in life.
A research team from the University of Missouri reported that a new radiation therapy used on cancer-stricken mice produced no harmful side effects while effectively putting the cancer in remission.
Xerostomia is a dry mouth symptom often suffered by patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer. This symptom is a result of radiation treatment given to such patients, which damages their salivary glands. A new study suggests that patients suffering from xerostomia can perhaps find relief in the usage of acupuncture, a treatment originating from ancient China. According to researchers, up to 41 percent of around 500,000 who are diagnosed with head and neck cancer suffer from dry mouth, even after five years of treatment.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.