Palliative radiation therapy is effective regardless of a patient’s original cancer site (for example breast, lung or kidney) and is usually delivered in one to 10 daily doses.
Palliative radiation therapy can improve a cancer patient's life, by alleviating pain and other symptoms. Unfortunately, some doctors associate the term with end-of-life care and fail to refer people.
Cancer treatment could be revolutionised by the discovery of the origin cells which divide first.
Men, who are arguably the least risk-aware when it comes to breast cancer, are largely overlooked in awareness material, and remain ill-informed.
Soft tumors make life hard for sea turtles.
Sea turtles contend with a contagious disease that causes debilitating tumors. Genetic analysis is helping researchers figure out precision medicine-based treatments for the turtles.
Hepatitis B, hepatitis C and obesity all play a part in the rising incidence of liver cancer – in Canada and globally.
To prevent the epidemic of liver cancer that looms on the horizon, we need to tackle hepatitis B, hepatitis C and obesity.
Patients need to be at the centre of consultations about their treatment.
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer should be given all their options for treatment before they make a decision. In Australia today, this isn't the rule, but the exception.
The modern medical system is built on a one-on-one relationship between patient and physician.
(AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)
Cancer care is often impersonal, industrial and needlessly stressful. Allowing patients to witness personal introductions between their physicians would help ease their anxiety and build trust.
The curse of survival.
A twinge can be all it takes to convince patients they have a new tumour
The earliest hominin cancer.
Patrick Randolph-Quinney (University of Central Lancashire/University of the Witwatersrand)
Cancer is not the modern disease many believe it to be. New fossil evidence from two South African caves suggests that its origins lie deep in prehistory.
Woman receiving chemotherapy.
New tools help doctors and breast cancer patients decide whether chemotherapy is needed. A recent study suggested that many can forgo chemo. But the decision is complicated. Here's why.
The gift of time makes patients happy.
Much of the fear of cancer arises from a lack of control, so I'm at my happiest when a patient with a new diagnosis comes in bewildered and shaken and leaves my office feeling a modicum of control.
While we search for a cure, we are still searching for cause. A volunteer hangs bras during a promotion against breast cancer in Switzerland in 2008.
Major causes have been identified for most common cancers, like liver and lung. But we still haven't identified one for breast cancer.
Triple negative breast cancer accounts for one-fifth of breast cancers and usually affects younger women.
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