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Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...se from a mostly fatal cancer into one of the more curable forms of cancer for men, who typically are in thei...agues demonstrated that the disease is potentially curable with a high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant using cells harvested from the patient before...

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

...gastric cancer is detected at early stage, it is a curable disease. This makes understanding the nature of gastric cancer, its prevention and early detection essential to reduce the risk of gastric cancer, the society says. Each year, 600 people are diagnosed with it and 400 die from it. But these number...

HIV Prevention Programs on a Massive Scale Turn Out Economical

...ing, programs targeting sex workers, treatment for curable sexually transmitted diseases, information, education and communication initiatives, risk reduction programs for injection drug users and programs preventing transmission of HIV from mother to child. We found that, on average, each doubling of scal...

Larger HIV Prevention Programs in India are Cheaper, Increase Efficiency

...ing, programs targeting sex workers, treatment for curable sexually transmitted diseases, information, education and communication initiatives, risk reduction programs for injection drug users and programs preventing transmission of HIV from mother to child. "We found that, on average, each doubling of sc...

AIDS can Be Prevented by Using Diaphragm During Intercourse

...ing, free male condoms, diagnosis and treatment of curable sexually transmitted infections, and free contraception. The investigators could not evaluate whether using the diaphragm alone was better than using nothing, because most women in both arms of the trial reported male condom use. The trial, known...

Angelina Jolie to Help Fran Drescher's Battle Against Cancer

...cers get diagnosed in stage one, when they're most curable because early detection equals survival,' she said. Drescher revealed that the 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' actress, will undergo a PSA test along with her, for cancer diagnosis to spread the awareness. 'So we're gonna figure something out. We're gonn...

India AIDS Cases Due to Drop, Spending Up

...event of a sharply lower case count. "It's not a curable disease. The mode of transmission is due to reasons over which there is very little human control: private and personal behaviours like sex," said Rao. "Numbers don't matter. To bring in behaviour change is a tough call so you can't ever relax or i...

Sunbathers Beware of Skin Cancer, Dermatologists Warn

... should be checked, because skin cancer usually is curable if treated early. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates about 59,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma, and about 8,110 will die of it. That's up from about 48,250 new melanoma cases in 2002, when deaths were slightly higher at a...

Study Finds Lymphoma Drug Effective Over Long Term

...oma, a type of cancer that is not considered to be curable using traditional treatments. Even if patients initially respond to treatment, the disease almost always comes back and becomes more difficult to treat. The study followed 76 patients with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph sy...

Village Health Centres to the Rescue of Infants

...y when her child died of cold and cough, an easily curable ailment, did she realise that the simple steps often suggested by the 'aanganwadi' worker could have saved her child. Padmavati is among those unfortunate women in the remote areas of Orissa who can never be sure of their children's survival. At l...

Indian Parliamentarians Join to Fight Against TB

...rking in this field for some time. "Though TB is curable yet thousands of people die every year due to lack of awareness. We will appeal to our colleagues to take the fight to the grassroots," said M. Jagannath, chairman of the Indian Medical Parliamentary Forum (IMPF). "We had a fruitful interaction wit...

Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors at Risk for Secondary Cancer

...nited States each year. It is also one of the most curable pediatric cancers: survival rates for patients who receive contemporary treatments now exceed 80 percent, and most of these survivors are cured (no evidence of disease for at least 10 years). "Accordingly, characterization of long-term outcomes in ...

Tuberculosis, A Challenge To The Political Will Of Governments, Says Veteran Crusader

.... Each year about 1.6 million people die from this curable disease, it despairs. The latest Global Tuberculosis Control Report of the WHO, released ahead of the TB day, does proclaim that the percentage of the world's population struck by TB had peaked in 2004 but has held steady in 2005. However the WHO...

TB Cases on the Rise

...wide, TB is the leading cause of death in terms of curable infectious diseases, but fortunately it remains very low in most parts of the UK”, he said. “ We need to emphasize to everyone that TB is a preventable and treatable condition. The key to reducing levels of TB is early diagnosis and appropriate tre...

Omega-3 Again Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

...est incidence rates. It remains one of the most curable cancers if diagnosis is made early. Source-Bio-Bio Technology...

Arsenic Compound Effective in Treating Rare Leukemia

...cess, said the trial shows that APL is essentially curable in many patients, a term he doesn’t use lightly. “I believe arsenic trioxide will become part of the new standard protocol for treatment of APL in many patients,” he said. Vicki Murphy, a 59-year-old resident of Oyster Bay, was diagnosed with APL i...

New Guidelines For Assessing Lymphoma Treatment

...sessing all types of lymphoma. For two potentially curable types of lymphoma, DLBCL and Hodgkin's disease, the guidelines recommend that PET always be used to assess post-treatment response. PET also is strongly recommended prior to treatment to determine extent of disease for these lymphomas. For the othe...

Doctors Role in Preventing STD

...notification is an important part of managing most curable sexually transmitted infections, but the stigma attached to sexually transmitted infections often makes this difficult. Researchers analysed 14 studies involving 12,389 women and men diagnosed with a common sexually transmitted infection, including...

Informing Partners Can Help Cut Sexually Transmitted Infections

...notification is an important part of managing most curable sexually transmitted infections, but the stigma attached to sexually transmitted infections often makes this difficult. Researchers analysed 14 studies involving 12,389 women and men diagnosed with a common sexually transmitted infection, includin...

STD Trichomoniasis-Gene of Parasite Decoded

... America. Trichomoniasis is the most common but curable Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) disease, caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite, Trichomonas Vaginalis. Though it is common in men and women, young and sexually active women likely to be affected more by this disease. Dr. Jane Carlton, ...

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