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  • Overview An allogeneic stem cell transplant uses healthy blood stem cells from a donor to replace your diseased or damaged bone marrow. An allogeneic stem cell transplant is also called an allogeneic bone marrow transplant. A donor may be a family member, an acquaintance or someone you don't know. The blood stem...
  • MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two classes of blood pressure drugs show promise in preventing heart complications caused by chemotherapy for breast cancer, researchers report. One in four women who receives the chemo drug Herceptin develops potentially dangerous heart problems. However, the drug is highly...
  • WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with early-stage breast cancer with indications for formal genetic risk evaluation do not receive formal counseling, according to a study published online March 12 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Steven J. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of Michigan...
  • Overview Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. Your lungs are two spongy organs in your chest that take in oxygen when you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you exhale. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. Lung cancer claims more...
  • MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs designed to trigger a patient's immune system may help boost survival for those battling lung cancer, two new studies found. The first study found that when the immunotherapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) was combined with standard chemotherapy, the chance that a...
  • (HealthDay News) -- If you're a cancer survivor, you may have mental health issues that affect your emotions, ability to concentrate, behavior and memory. Ten percent of adult cancer survivors feel they have mental health issues, compared with 6 percent of adults without a history of cancer, the U.S. Centers for...
  • FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Antioxidants -- it's a hot nutrition buzzword, but do you know what they really are? Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals are formed naturally in the body and actually play an important...
  • Overview An autologous stem cell transplant uses healthy blood stem cells from your own body to replace your diseased or damaged bone marrow. An autologous stem cell transplant is also called an autologous bone marrow transplant. Using cells from your own body during your stem cell transplant offers some advantages...
  • (Reuters Health) - Exercise can help overweight and obese breast cancer survivors reverse what’s known as metabolic syndrome - a cluster of conditions like high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar that raise risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes - a new study suggests. Metabolic syndrome, which also...
  • If a new study is correct, more than 91 percent of us have a bucket list — things we wish to do before we die. This revelation is interesting on several levels, including a question of what that minority of nearly 9 percent is thinking. Surely those people are aware that the likelihood of their kicking the bucket is...
  • (HealthDay News) -- It's common to be frequently stressed. When faced with a stressful situation, according to the American Cancer Society, your pulse quickens, you breathe faster, your muscles tense and your brain uses more oxygen. If your stress lasts too long, however, it can harm your health. The Cancer Society...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exercising during treatment for breast or colon cancer can have a positive effect on health and quality of life years later, new research shows. “It is well known that exercise during chemotherapy can lessen treatment-related side effects, such as fatigue, pain, and nausea. Our study is the...
  • Overview Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer that originates in your lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network spread throughout your body. In non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes — a type of white blood cell. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is more common than the other general type of lymphoma — Hodgkin...
  • THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adult women undergoing mastectomy underestimate future well-being after mastectomy alone and overestimate well-being after reconstruction, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in JAMA Surgery. Clara Nan-hi Lee, M.D., M.P.P., from The Ohio State University in Columbus...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An interactive online program that provides rewards for exercising can motivate adolescent cancer survivors to stay physically active, hint results of a pilot study. Increasing physical activity also had “positive effects on fitness, cognition and quality of life in adolescent survivors of...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Guided exercise with a physical therapist after breast-cancer surgery to remove lymphatic tissue helps women quickly regain full range of arm motion, new research shows. “All women receiving lymph node dissection should receive physical therapy to regain range of motion quickly after...
  • Harvard Health Blog If you are like me, when you get the flu you head straight to the pharmacy and grab the most powerful over-the-counter medicine you can find. But is that really the best approach? After all, your condition, symptoms and reaction to the virus may be quite different from someone else's, so why use...
  • We asked the experts if ginger root really lives up to its claims You’ve probably tasted ginger’s punchy flavor in foods you eat every day, like smoothies, teas, curries, and salads. Recently, much like turmeric and apple cider vinegar, ginger has garnered lots of attention as a miracle cure for a plethora of health...
  • (Reuters Health) - Men with prostate cancer who get the gland removed may be just as likely to suffer after-effects like erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence with robotic surgery as with other operations, a UK study suggests. Researchers examined data on men with localized prostate cancer who had an operation...
  • (Adds National Alliance for Caregiving as co-author of a caregiving study with AARP in paragraph 9.) NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amanda Singer had her plate full running a dance studio in Massachusetts. But after her mother underwent emergency surgery and radiation for breast cancer late last year, Singer, 28, unexpectedly...