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  • Overview During active surveillance for prostate cancer, your doctor closely monitors your prostate cancer for any changes. Active surveillance for prostate cancer is sometimes called expectant management or watchful waiting. No cancer treatment is provided during active surveillance for prostate cancer. This means...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Survivors of adult cancers with nonmetastatic disease should undergo osteoporosis screening and, where indicated, treatment, according to a new American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) clinical-practice guideline. Rates of bone loss with cancer therapy can be more than seven-fold higher...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Docetaxel improves long-term survival in men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) regardless of their metastatic burden, according to findings from the STAMPEDE trial. STAMPEDE investigators previously reported that upfront docetaxel improved overall survival in...
  • Results from a clinical trial show that adding ribociclib, a targeted therapy drug, to the standard treatment plan for women with advanced hormone-receptor positive/HER2- breast cancer helps patients live longer and better quality lives. The researchers involved now believe the drug should be the first line of...
  • Here’s a less-known, but effective prostate cancer treatment – freeze the cancer cells. Cryotherapy for prostate cancer uses cold to freeze prostate tissue and kill the cancer cells. But it’s not for everyone. It not only works very well for the right cases, but the risk of complications is low. “It’s minimally...
  • By Diane Galvin, PT “I know I’m supposed to exercise, but I’m just too tired.” This is the comment I hear from so many of my breast cancer patients. I am a physical therapist who sees women after they have had a mastectomy, reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation — or any combination of those treatments. What is the...
  • NEW GUIDELINES SAY EXERCISE MAY HELP CANCER PATIENTS LIVE LONGER, OR HELP YOU AVOID GETTING CANCER IN THE FIRST PLACE. Even a little exercise may help people avoid and survive many types of cancer, according to new exercise guidelines released today that focus on how exercise affects cancer outcomes. The guidelines,...
  • Since losing her husband to colorectal cancer in 1998, broadcast news journalist Katie Couric has used her platform to raise awareness about cancer. Couric's famous on-air colonoscopy on "Today" in 2000 paved the way for what the medical community calls the “Katie Couric effect,” a giant public awareness push for...
  • (Reuters Health) - Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research. The low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the...
  • The true cost of cancer is greater than many people realize and can affect much more than your wallet.  From expensive treatments to lost wages and beyond, the cost of cancer can be financially devastating for many patients, and the contributing factors aren’t always obvious. The costs of cancer run well beyond...
  • If you're being treated for cancer, you might have questions about fertility preservation. Find out how cancer treatment can affect your ability to have a child, as well as what fertility preservation steps you can take before you begin cancer treatment. How does cancer treatment affect fertility? Certain cancer...
  • Experts say participation by people of color in clinical cancer trials is low because of distrust, access, and other factors. Less than 10 percent of people with cancer in the United States participate in clinical trials. Here are some reasons why. When Susan Gubar received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer for the third...
  • MUSIC THERAPISTS CAN MEET THE SPIRITUAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND AESTHETIC NEEDS OF THE AFFLICTED BY PRODUCING SOUNDS TESTIFYING TO THE FACT THAT BEAUTY CONTINUES TO EXIST IN THE WORLD. When Emily Caudill learned she had an ovarian germ cell tumor at the age of 25, she did not want to undergo chemotherapy. An accomplished...
  • Experts say the trauma and intensity of cancer treatments can cause insomnia. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help.  Researchers say cognitive behavioral therapy is the most effective way to treat insomnia in cancer survivors. They say the intensity and trauma of cancer diagnosis and treatment causes insomnia in up...
  • MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with advanced lung cancer, palliative care is associated with increased survival when it is received 31 to 365 days after cancer diagnosis, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in JAMA Oncology. Donald R. Sullivan, M.D., from Oregon Health and Science...
  • Monoclonal antibody drugs are cancer treatments that enlist natural immune system functions to fight cancer. These drugs may be used in combination with other cancer treatments. If you and your doctor are considering using a monoclonal antibody drug as part of your cancer treatment, find out what to expect from this...
  • Contributor: Josette Snyder, BSN, MSN, AOCN. Breaking the news to your child that you have cancer can be an emotional roller coaster. And there are no absolute right or wrong ways to do it. It’s like so much of life and parenting — you do the best you can. One of the first things that parents should know is that the...
  • WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Waging a successful battle against advanced colon cancer should include regular doses of exercise, a new study suggests. It found that physical activity was associated with slower cancer progression and reductions in severe treatment side effects in more than 1,200 patients...
  • A genetic counselor can help women understand their risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.  New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) call for more women to be tested for mutations on the BRCA gene. Mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene can increase your risk of breast cancer by about...
  • You've just been diagnosed with cancer. Your mind is reeling. And now your doctor wants you to sort through cancer treatment options and help decide on a plan. But how do you decide on a cancer treatment plan? Here are five steps to guide you in becoming a partner with your doctor in determining and guiding your...