Scientists discover new breakthrough in cancer hair-loss treatment

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments. Researchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead [...] Click here to view [...]

Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Skip to: Prostate brachytherapy (BT) is a form of radiation therapy used to treat prostate cancer. The technique involves placing encapsulated radioisotopes inside or nearby the tumor. The radioactive substances used in BT focus the radiation dose specifically to the target cancer cells. By placing the radiation close to [...] Click here to view [...]

Complementary Therapies and Patients With Cancer: Pearls for Avoiding Adverse Events

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 Complementary therapies, such as supplements or aromatherapy, have the potential to benefit patients with cancer, but can also trigger adverse events when they interact with oncology medications. Pharmacists should ask whether patients with cancer are using these products, according to a presentation by Michael J. Schuh, [...] Click here to view [...]

What are modalities in Oncology treatment?

In the branch of oncology the oncologist team will devise a treatment plan by the oncologist? Treatment options for your type and stage of cancer. A portion of these options may include: Treatment through Surgery in Surgical Oncology where the removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue is carried [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise is good medicine for advanced colon cancer

Physical activity was associated with slower cancer progression and reductions in severe treatment side effects in more than 1,200 patients undergoing chemotherapy for advanced colon cancer. (Getty Images) Waging a successful battle against advanced colon cancer should include regular doses of exercise, a new study suggests. It found that [...] Click here to view [...]

12 Beneficial Fruits to Eat During and After Cancer Treatment

It’s no secret that your diet can affect your risk of developing cancer. Similarly, filling up on healthy foods is important if you are being treated for or recovering from cancer. Certain foods, including fruits, contain health-promoting compounds that may slow tumor growth and reduce certain side effects of [...] Click here to view [...]

Mental Health Comorbidities Among Elderly Breast Cancer Survivors Linked With Opioid Use

Among more than 10,000 women breast cancer survivors aged 65 years or older who started adjuvant endocrine therapy, those who had a mental health comorbidity were 33% more likely to use opioids. Previous research has indicated that approximately 40% of patients with breast cancer experience some type of mental [...] Click here to view [...]

Tattooing realistic nipples on breast cancer survivors helps give them a new beginning

Terri Benamore tattoos realistic nipples on breast cancer survivors Terri Benamore runs her own tattoo studio and does reconstructive tattoos on people who have had their nipples removed during treatment for breast cancer. The 32-year-old from Towcester, Northants, has helped around 70 people, explains why the tattoos she does [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer survivors likely to face increase in long-term risk of cardiovascular disease

In one of the largest studies of its kind, the research team, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, analysed the medical records of more than 630,000 people in the UK, including over 100,000 survivors of a range of cancers. They found raised risks of blood [...] Click here to view [...]