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  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although palliative care may be tough to provide during the pandemic, specialists are finding new ways to help their patients, according to a new report. Patients with advanced cancer, in particular, may be more vulnerable to potential COVID-19 exposure, which requires a creative approach...
  • Overview Bone metastasis occurs when cancer cells spread from their original site to a bone. Nearly all types of cancer can spread (metastasize) to the bones. But some types of cancer are particularly likely to spread to bone, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Bone metastasis can occur in any bone but more...
  • The new procedure uses sound waves that target, heat, and destroy problematic prostate tissue. Getty Images Researchers have unveiled a new technique using ultrasound to treat prostate cancer. The procedure known as TULSA doesn’t involve surgery and has minimal side effects. The technique is already available for...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For overall survival, the optimal timing of colon-cancer definitive resection appears to be several weeks after the time of diagnosis, according to a retrospective study of two databases. "Whenever possible, patients should be optimized prior to surgery," Dr. Robert J. Kucejko of Drexel...
  • 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) - 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • About 15 percent of breast cancer cases are triple-negative. The FDA approved the drug this week to treat the virulent cancer.  Until now, people with inoperable triple-negative breast cancer had one treatment option: chemotherapy. But this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated...
  • 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. Mount Sinai...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Focal cryotherapy for nonmetastatic clinically significant prostate cancer shows largely good outcomes at up to three years, according to UK researchers. In a January 9 online paper in European Urology, Dr. Taimur T. Shah of Imperial College London, and colleagues note that the approach...
  • An Israeli company has claimed that they will have a universal cure for cancer within a year. This seems highly unlikely.  An Israeli biotech company has claimed that it will have the cure for cancer within a year, bringing with it a flurry of viral news articles that seem to have accepted these claims at face-value....
  • (Reuters Health) - In men with localized prostate cancer discovered because they had symptoms or noticed during a work-up for another medical problem, radical prostate surgery leads to an average of three extra years of life compared to a "watchful waiting" approach, researchers say. The benefit of surgery was most...
  • New, less toxic cancer treatments are emerging, but don’t expect chemo to disappear anytime soon. Immunotherapy is one type of new cancer treatment that could someday make chemotherapy a thing of the past.  When Mary Olsen received a diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common type of leukemia in adults...