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  • 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...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Thin or moderate application of a topical agent before radiation therapy is unlikely to affect the skin dose, although a thick amount should be avoided, researchers say. "Radiation dermatitis is common and often treated with topical therapy," Dr. Brian Baumann of Washington University in St...
  • Returning to regular life at home after lung cancer surgery can be daunting. Hopefully you’ll have close friends or family members around to help you adjust. But still, you’re not feeling your best, and leaving the hospital is leaving the comfort and security of having nurses and doctors around to check on you...
  • WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a bone cancer drug once every three months, instead of monthly, does not boost the risk of bone problems over two years, a new study finds.  That could reduce side effects from the drug, known as zoledronic acid (Zometa), and increase cost savings, the researchers...
  • Getting through cancer treatment successfully is something to celebrate. To stay in good health, doctors say you need to watch for other symptoms, including vision changes, headaches and problems with balance.  Many cancer survivors don’t realize that 25 percent of people who survive some common cancers go on to...
  • You’ve just been diagnosed with cancer and chemotherapy is part of your treatment. Getting this news is scary. The thought of chemotherapy is frightening too. Yet the more you know about chemotherapy the less intimidating it will become for you. There are many resources to help you through the process and understand...
  • (Reuters Health) - Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy should have all their medications and herbal supplements reviewed by a pharmacist who specializes in cancer therapy, researchers say. More than half the patients in a recent study reported taking prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs or herbal...
  • Q: Can having surgery cause my cancer to spread? A: It’s a common concern: Cancer will spread if exposed to air during surgery. But it’s a myth. There is no factual evidence that suggests that either a biopsy of a lesion can result in a cancer spreading, nor is there any evidence to suggest that surgical removal or...
  • Christy Fischer was just 38 when she was first diagnosed with stage-IV lung cancer. After chemotherapy helped her defeat the disease, her cancer returned twice. She has beaten it back each time. Now 50, Fischer has been cancer-free for almost two years. She's helping to educate people about lung cancer as part of the...
  • Contributor: Ronan Factora, MD Age no longer is the absolute barrier to undergoing surgery in the United States. As the population gets older and the number of older adults increases, more people require interventions for a number of health concerns. This can include procedures such as heart valve replacement surgery...