Cancer survivors have been talking about ‘chemo brain’ for several years, now a team of researchers from Stanford University may have figured out why it happens and possibly, how to treat it. Picture credit: Getty Royalty Free.
As anyone who has undergone cancer treatment will know, it comes with a host of unpleasant...
Meditation has been shown to have numerous benefits to our mind and body such as stress and anxiety management, emotional wellbeing, improved focus and better sleep. Many successful people cite meditation as a valuable tool. For years I’ve recommended it to my clients, and yet, I struggled to make it part of my own...
FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic testing should be made available to all patients with a history of breast cancer, according to an updated consensus guideline from the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS).
Researchers from the ASBS outlined recommendations for genetic testing that medical...
2018 was a busy year for important developments in cancer research, but what can we expect to see in 2019?
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2018 was a remarkable year for cancer research, with great strides made in diagnosing and treating various types of cancer as well as important breakthroughs looking at the...
(Reuters Health) - People with chronic health problems like cancer and heart disease who suffer from depression may find their mood improve when they do aerobic exercise, a research review suggests.
Patients with long-term medical issues like diabetes, asthma, cancer and heart disease are two to three times more...
A friend is about to have big surgery that will require a long recovery at home. She and her husband have no idea what to do.
Another friend is the primary caregiver of a couple in their 90s—the husband has dementia and his wife had a stroke. The caregiver has no idea what to do.
Another friend learns on a Friday that...
Faith, spirituality sustain these rare disease patients
I just wrote about my patient (and friend) and the struggles of people with a rare disease. A new book, Sunita Puri’s “That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour,” reminded me how poorly the U.S. deals with palliative care—a specialty that focuses on...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first immunotherapy drug for breast cancer.
Swiss drugmaker Roche's Tecentriq was OK'd Friday for treating advanced triple-negative breast cancer, which accounts for about 15 percent of cases. It's to be given with chemotherapy, the standard treatment.
Early research finds evidence that diabetes drug along with another medication may help women with virulent cancer.
New research finds diabetes medication may help some people with breast cancer. Getty Images
Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) account for roughly 10 to 15 percent of all breast cancers. They...
A new type of e-cigarette caused just as much harm to lung cells as traditional cigarettes, according to a study.
A new e-cig uses solid tobacco.
“Heat-not-burn” tobacco products are already incredibly popular in some overseas markets, but they haven’t made inroads into the United States yet.
Promoted in a similar...
If you or a relative has a terminal illness and you've exhausted all treatment options, you might consider hospice care. Find out how hospice care works and how it can provide comfort and support.
What is hospice care?
Hospice care is for people who are nearing the end of life. The services are provided by a team...
CMS will require hospitals that administer the expensive new CAR-T gene therapy to participate in a clinical registry or study aimed at determining whether real-world results mirror those from clinical trials used to get the treatments approved, according to a national coverage determination published Friday (Feb. 15...
Cancer kills more people in the United States than accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s and diabetes combined. In 2017, despite spending 147 billion U.S. healthcare dollars on cancer care, 600,000 people died from cancer and 1.7 million new people were diagnosed with cancer. But the news is not all grim: in all, 2.6 million...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to discuss cancer treatment options with patients, according to a new study.
Researchers surveyed 517 primary care doctors who had 1,077 female patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.
Doctors were asked if they had...
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many more American men are now saying no to surgery for low-risk prostate cancer, and choosing to monitor the disease instead, a new study finds.
Over just five years, researchers found, the number of men who opted for monitoring tripled -- from 14 percent of patients in 2010...
One year ago, I stepped onto a scale only to discover that my weight had creeped up to an all-time high. It was clear that 2018 would have to be my year to get with the program -- a fitness program -- that I could stick with for the rest of my life.
It was time to take some serious steps toward wellness.
Not only was...
It’s not just about feelings. When physicians fail to show patients compassion, it can have a big impact on their mental and physical health.
What can you do when your doctor makes you feel like you’re just another number?
Nothing makes a doctor’s visit more discouraging than an unempathetic physician.
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Would you stop taking a medication if you heard a negative news story about it?
Sticking with a prescription drug regimen, or "medication adherence," is already a challenge for many patients, with not taking medications as prescribed being a key reason people struggle to...
Q: What should I know about alternative therapies for cancer treatment? Are they helpful?
A: Cancer therapies have evolved in recent years — and the number of options can seem overwhelming if you’ve been newly diagnosed.
When faced with a cancer diagnosis, the first thing to do is have an honest and open conversation...
“Just remember data always has a face.”
That was the advice that Michael Becker, a former biotechnology company chief executive who now has head and neck cancer, told the assembled executives at the Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York last month. Behind every data point in every spreadsheet, there is a human being,...