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Patient-reported data indicates that when Manuka honey is prescribed for esophagitis pain during radiation therapy , it is not more effective than standard medical care, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. Esophagitis, inflammation that damages tissues of the esophagus and causes discomfort, is a common and temporary side effect experienced by the majority of lung cancer patients undergoing RT.
5 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog
Including much older women in a national breast cancer screening program does not prompt a sharp fall in new cases of advanced disease in this age group-as would be expected for a successful initiative-reveals a study of the Dutch experience, published in BMJ today. Instead, it may just lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, suggest the researchers, led by a team based at Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.
9 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune
The Amazons, a New Orleans-based benevolent society, will host the third annual "Baking for Breast Cancer" fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" campaign. Admission is free and open to the public.
13 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
On camera, My Kitchen Rules New Zealand rivals the "Modern Day Hippies" and the "Corporate Dads" are locked in a tense battle for a $100,000 winners' cheque. But off camera, the duos have united behind gravely ill Hamilton woman Angela Sunkel, who is battling a deadly form of cancer.
A 160 MILLION boost to the Cancer Drugs Fund that pays for access to expensive cancer treatments in England has been welcomed by Arundel and South Downs MP. The new funding is part of the Government's A 750 million cancer strategy that aims to improve cancer survival rates across the nation, which are lagging behind other EU countries.
Men who undergo lifesaving surgery to treat prostate cancer are experiencing depression and self-esteem issues which are adversely affecting their quality of life, a leading WA health professional says. Perth physiotherapist Jo Milios is among those spearheading a push for greater support for men with the disease, while at the same time working on new therapies to treat those affected.
That might sound like an odd combination, but Dalhousie University PhD candidate Wasundara Fernando thinks it might just be the perfect one to help treat breast cancer. "I am so happy because I can continue my research and contribute to the cancer research effort," Fernando said Saturday about the $17,850 grant she received through the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Training Program award.
Critics are calling Dr. George Visnich the world's meanest doctor after he reportedly sent a letter to his longtime employee, Carol Jumper, informing her that he was laying her off due to her cancer diagnosis. But the oral surgeon's attorney is defending his client's actions, saying it was the humanitarian thing to do.
Chances are breast cancer has had an impact on your life, whether yourself, mother, daughter, sister, best friend, cousin, grandmother or someone else close to you, even men. According to oncologist, Dennis Citrin, Ph.D.'s latest book, Knowledge is Power : What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer , "Every week, approximately 4,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States."
As ACE Charter fifth-grader Meghan Creighton works, Ashton Riley, 10, an ACE fourth-grader who suffers from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, helps on Friday to tie together, with several dozen schoolmates doing the same, sets of fleece blankets destined for delivery to Children's Hospital Oakland, where he was once a patient. Richard Bammer -- The Reporter When you're a kid facing a long stay in the hospital, the best present may be a smartphone or tablet computer loaded with online games.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and seven-year old Mathew Garza, who has had cancer for almost half of his life and has been receiving treatment at Driscoll Children's Hospital, celebrated a huge milestone this week. After three years of lumbar punctures, a process where they stick a needle into the spine to do chemotherapy, Mathew went through his last one on Thursday.
Shares of ReWalk Robotics, which makes wearable robotic exoskeletons that helps paralyzed patients walk, more than doubled in their stock market debut. The medical device maker was one of two health companies that had their initial public offering Friday.
Alison Beaver, from Freeland, was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2009 and will face her fears to help others battling the condition. She said: "Having always encouraged my children to live by Eleanor Roosevelt's famous quote 'Do one thing a day that scares you', I knew that if I was to raise money for cancer then I needed to so something bold and daring myself.
As part of my role as a clinical nurse specialist in a busy prostate clinic, I see men as part of their decision-making process for active treatment for prostate cancer. The purpose of the appointment is for me to explain the results of their prostate biopsy, dispel any misinformation they may have about what those results mean, and talk to them about the quality-of-life side effects of the various treatment options.
Community members in Mesa await the arrival of 9-year-old CJ Burford, whose cross-country bike ride is raising money for cancer. Boy biking cross country for cancer charity to stop in Mesa Community members in Mesa await the arrival of 9-year-old CJ Burford, whose cross-country bike ride is raising money for cancer.
Here are the 10 states with the highest uninsured rates in the aftermath of health care reform implementation, according to WalletHub. 10 States With The Highest Uninsured Rates Post-ACA : While the uninsured rate has dropped to a record low of 13.4% nationwide, according to Gallup figures, rates differ dramatically across states.
CANCER patients in Worcestershire, their carers and families are being asked to take part in a survey around the psychological help they are offered during their treatment Macmillan Cancer Support and Coventry has teamed up with Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust to determine how psychological treatment for cancer patients can be improved. The trust has said it is concerned some cancer patients in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Coventry may not be able to access the support they need The project is being led by consultant clinical psychologist Dr Julie Highfield, who said she hoped gaps in the service could be identified so everyone in the region could receive the same level of support.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:28 pm
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