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  • 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...
  • Overview Splenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your spleen. The spleen is an organ that sits under your rib cage on the upper left side of your abdomen. It helps fight infection and filters unneeded material, such as old or damaged blood cells, from your blood. The most common reason for splenectomy is to...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A large study of patients with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LL) is finding survival rates never seen before, according to researchers. In a large, federally funded, randomized phase 3 clinical trial, 90% of children and young adults with T...
  • 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...
  • 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...