Video boon for chemo patients

NHS nurse director Kerry Fisher and clinical nurse manager Claire O'Dea with the new telehealth system. Low-risk chemotherapy has just got more efficient for local patients, with innovative telehealth technology now available at the Narrogin Health Service. TeleChemotherapy is a model of care that enables some cancer patients to [...] Click here to view [...]

Disney Movies May Improve Quality of Life in Women with Gynecologic Cancer on Chemotherapy

Women with gynecologic cancers may find themselves in a whole new world of improved quality of life by tuning into Disney movies, according to a study. “Cancer and its treatment with chemotherapy can be physically and psychologically demanding for patients. Notably, among the major worries of women with gynecologic [...] Click here to view [...]

Long-term cancer survival increases need for cardiac care

Cancer survivors pose a unique challenge to primary care providers and cardiologists, as they are not only living longer but also presenting with competing risk factors. “Multiple gaps exist in the routine cardiovascular care of the cancer survivor, especially around primary prevention efforts and surveillance for incident cardiovascular disease [...] Click here to view [...]

Certain cancers come with higher risk of serious heart rhythm disorder

People with a history of cancer have an over two-fold risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder, compared to the general population, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). In particular, [...] Click here to view [...]

New cancer treatment center in Riverhead brings all aspects of care under one roof

The new facility opened in January. (Credit: Mahreen Khan) Riverhead’s New York Cancer & Blood Specialists Center has relocated and reopened in a larger, more patient-focused facility on Old Country Road, just a few blocks from its former home. The newly constructed building is roughly four times bigger than [...] Click here to view [...]

Obesity and tumours: What’s cancer eating for lunch?

Obesity is one of the leading factors contributing to cancer development worldwide. Today is World Obesity Day. In this feature, Joanne Duffy speaks to Dr Barrie Peck about how fat affects cancer on a molecular level, the relationship between obesity and cancer, and why it's all more complicated than [...] Click here to view [...]

Program offers a roadmap for helping cancer patients overcome malnutrition

Malnutrition is one of the most common – and serious – complications of cancer and its treatments, with up to 80% of cancer patients ending up malnourished. This can be caused by things like cancers that interfere with eating and/or digestion and by treatment side effects like mouth sores, [...] Click here to view [...]

A young cancer patient found an exercise bike helped him endure chemotherapy. Now he wants others to have the same chance.

The day before Matthew Simon was to begin crew practice in 2015 as a sophomore at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Simon was a rower who worked out daily. His initial stay for treatment at Children’s Hospital was three weeks long, and the [...] Click here to view [...]

Avera Medical Minute: Acupuncture for those battling cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (DAKOTA NEWS NOW) - Being victorious over cancer is something Bob Anderson is grateful for every day. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011, completed treatment including chemotherapy, and continues with checkups. "I've been very fortunate, nothing has popped up every time. I come in [...] Click here to view [...]