Navigation Links
Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence

According to a report, giving radiation to surgical treatment for rectal cancer may not make much difference in the survival of patients. But the findings suggest that the radiation treatments given before surgery may help improve the patient's quality of life by reducing the rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum.

In about 15% to 45% of patients who undergo conventional surgery to remove rectal tumors, they return. To prevent recurrence, surgeons have developed a technique called total mesorectal excision, in which the tissue surrounding the rectum, which may contain tumor cell, is removed along with the rectum itself.//

In order to investigate researchers randomly assigned more than 1,800 patients to have either total mesorectal excision alone, or the surgery along with radiation given beforehand.

According to Dr. Ellen Kapit and colleagues from Leiden University Medical Center in New Jersy, among patients who received both radiation treatment and surgery, 2.4% saw a reappearance of their cancer. Patients in the surgery-only group had a recurrence rate of 8.2%. They concluded that radiation before surgery can improve local control of the disease.

Drs. Heidi Nelson and Daniel J. Sargent of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, wrote in an accompanying editorial that the preliminary results show that radiation therapy does provide an additional benefit: radiation therapy reduced the risk of local recurrence even when administered to patients who underwent total mesorectal excision.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. UV Radiation induces Melanoma
2. Radiation reduces cancer recurrence
3. Radiation before surgery cuts cancer reappearance
4. Radiation Not Needed for Childhood Cancers
5. Does Radiation Cause Lung Cancer?
6. Radiation for Bone Pain
7. Radiation for Bone Pain
8. Radiation after Breast Reconstruction
9. Radiation Exposure Found To Affect Intellect Later In Life
10. Radiation Therapy An Effective Solution For Recurrent Prostate Cancer
11. Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tolerated Well by Elderly Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/28/2016)... ... ... city where’s it’s easy to spot the neon lights of chains serving fast food, one ... a taste for real food. , On May 13, the Best Western Plus ... restaurant focusing on dishes made by hand with wholesome, organic ingredients that are sourced locally ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... Two director-level employees ... YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) 2016 honorees. The award recognizes businesswomen ... For this year, Geri Boone, Director of the MLTSS (Managed Long-Term Services and Supports) ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... With over ... to walk, the demand for a sustainable product to aid in the rehabilitation process ... aid in the recovery of individuals with hemiplegia due to stroke. , Ekso Bionics ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... to help educate the many who are unaware of the plight of aphasia. ... will run within the “Stroke Awareness” campaign. , The link between stroke and ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in the health care ... leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides insight to the ... University. , As the nursing industry is coming out of one of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016 The innovator of ... , s first dual therapy stent, introduces catheters ... OrbusNeich, a global company specializing in the provision ... include products to treat peripheral artery disease. The JADE™ ... devices for lower limb and arteriovenous (AV) fistula intervention. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... ™ , la première endoprothèse à ... destinés à l,intervention portant sur les membres ... OrbusNeich, entreprise mondiale spécialisée dans ... changer la vie, a élargi son portefeuille ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Dutch surgeons have launched a ground-breaking medical app to help doctors ... a global scale. Medical professionals from Europe , ... the US have already signed up for the app, which combines ... environment. Education  "Imagine a doctor for Medicines ... at Harvard to treat a bomb victim via live streaming - ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: