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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 YORK (Reuters) - When we were told our son had a potentially life-threatening brain tumor, our family was lucky to have world-class doctors and hospitals close to home and health insurance that covered nearly all his medical expenses and prescription drug costs. These resources helped us make a difficult decision...
  • About one-third of GoFundMe campaigns are medical fundraisers. A new study in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, found that at least 13,600 people have donated to GoFundMe campaigns raising money for unproven cancer treatments. Jeremy Snyder, one of the study's authors, told Business Insider that crowdfunding...
  • At first glance, the idea of stopping cancer treatment might seem strange. Why wouldn’t you want doctors to use every tool at their disposal to beat this deadly disease? But decisions about cancer treatment aren’t always that simple — or easy, says psychosocial oncologist Joel Marcus, PsyD. Here are some things to...
  • Heat can be an incredibly simple, yet powerful, way to boost the effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer. More than 5,000 years ago, doctors in ancient Egypt used heat to treat cancer. Today, cancer experts have refined the delivery of heat — a technique called hyperthermia — to improve radiation...
  • (Reuters Health) - - A web-based tool can let a man with prostate cancer see how thousands of other men in his situation have chosen to be treated, which may help him better understand his own options, a U.S. study suggests. Early-stage prostate cancer may not need treatment right away, or ever, because these tumors...
  • Cancer has an insidious talent for evading the natural defenses that should destroy it. What if we could find ways to help the immune system fight back? It has begun to happen. The growing field of immunotherapy is profoundly changing cancer treatment and has rescued many people with advanced malignancies that not...