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Hyperthermia With Chemotherapy Improves Sarcoma Healing

... to better treatment results in cases of colon and rectum cancers and of pancreatic carcinoma, as well. Under the guidance of GSF, a Virtual Institute of Excellence has been founded between the Clinical Co-operation Group Hyperthermia at the Grohadern Medical Centre and the Medical Clinic Charite Berlin, ...

Moderate Drinking may Lower Risk of Kidney Cancer

...agus, liver and breast, and possibly the colon and rectum and the best way to reduce the risk is to say no to smoking and maintaining a healthy weight, reported health portal Health Central. "These healthy lifestyle choices (not smoking, weight control) should be encouraged, and doing so may also reduce t...

Blood Test Reveals Colon Cancer Proteins

... of a flexible, optical-scanning scope through the rectum into the colon -- at age 50, followed by re-screening at least every five to 10 years. Colonoscopy is not foolproof; cancers can develop between screenings. First discovered by Getzenberg and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh through a pro...

New York Doctors Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina

...ith instruments passed down the throat or into the rectum to cut through the wall of the stomach or intestine to reach the gallbladder or other organs. But first, surgeons have to develop techniques to make sure that the cuts in the stomach and intestine can be sealed completely after the operation so that ...

Obese Prone to Colon Cancer

...lon cancers. Cancerous cells grow in the colon, rectum and appendix of sufferers. "The fact we have shown how leptin stimulates these cells means that drug companies may be in a better position to develop new treatments against the disease," explained the researchers. The study is published in the Brit...

Obese People Face More Risk for Cancer of Colon

...tient suffers from cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. Researchers at University of California, San Diego, wanted to find further evidence of the link by studying what happened to human cancer cells exposed to the hormone. They added the hormone to different varieties of cancer cells an...

A New Erbitux Combo Shows Promise in treatment

...f cancer drug used to treat cancer of the colon or rectum that has spread to other parts of the body. Erbitux is a monoclonal antibody that targets a protein called the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). EGFR is found at abnormally high levels on the surface of many types of cancer cells. Antibo...

Biofeedback Treats One Type Of Chronic Constipation

...ique includes placing a pencil-thin probe into the rectum to provide feedback information about how the body...participants practiced pushing with a probe in the rectum and pushing out artificial stools. "We showed the biofeedback group how to improve their pushing e...

Researchers Identify Cell Pathway in Colon Cancer

...who will be diagnosed with cancer of the colon and rectum during their lifetime and over 150,000 people// di...a growth of tissue into the center of the colon or rectum and when typed as “adenoma”, can become cancerous. The mortality rates have been declining, this in ...

Cancer Death Rates High in African-Americans

...rs of the breast, lung and bronchus, and colon and rectum are the most commonly diagnosed. Cancer of the lung is the most common cause of cancer death in both African American men and women, followed by prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. Although African Americans have experienced high mo...

A Study Questions the Effectiveness of High Speed Colonoscopies

...oscopy entails inserting a small scope through the rectum to the top of the patient’s colon; the scope is slowly withdrawn while the doctor looks for polyps on the colon’s interior walls. Such growths are typically snipped out to preclude the possibility they might become cancerous. Gastroenterologists say ...

IMRT Versus 3D CRT For Prostate Cancer, New Long-Term Data Assesses Side Effects

...beams. Thus, doses of radiation to the bladder and rectum can be limited. Reducing radiation exposure to healthy normal tissue and other vital organs helps prevent once common side effects such as urinary frequency and diarrhea. In the study presented today, researchers analyzed data collected prospective...

Long-Term Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Show IMRT Curative

...umor target while sparing the adjacent bladder and rectum from exposure to the higher amounts of radiation. Perhaps because of this, the eight-year results show urinary continence was maintained for all patients, and only 1.6 percent of the five hundred sixty-one patients experienced rectal bleeding. The hi...

Stubborn Ulcerative Colitis Responds to Arthritis Drug

...,000 Americans, and occurs when ulcers form in the rectum and colon, leading to frequent diarrhea and bleeding. According to Higgins, the causes of ulcerative colitis aren’t clear, but they may have something to do with an interaction between a person’s genetic makeup and another factor, such as infection...

FDA Approves New Test For Screening Infection In Babies

... Prevention. The bacterium, typically found in the rectum and vaginal tract, causes few problems for adults, but in babies, whose immune systems can't fend off bacterial invaders as easily, it can be deadly. The germ differs from group A streptococcus, which causes strep throat. Only one to two of every 1...

New Laparoscopic Surgery to Correct Vaginal Vault Prolapse Is Effectual Than the Conventional Surgery

...eloped a recurrent grade 3 rectocele, in which the rectum protrudes into the vagina. All patients indicated they were satisfied with the outcomes of their surgeries. As duration of the repair is critical to its long-term success and patient satisfaction, according to Dr. Elliott, this study measured the res...

Genital Herpes - No Symptoms But A Potent Carrier

... that leads to blisters on or near the genitals or rectum that opens into painful sores taking a long period to heal.// As time passes outbreaks may be less severe and for short period. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, genital herpes is an infected virus that may not show symp...

Analysis: Bowel Diseases Triples Infertility Risks In Women

...is is then joined to a short remaining cuff of the rectum to ensure as normal bowel function as possible. The evidence from the published studies showed that the risk of infertility after drug treatment was around 1 in 7 or 15%. But this risk tripled to 48% after ileal pouch anal anastomosis. All patie...

Rare Cancer- Subject of Study

...d from the appendix, small bowels, ovaries, colon, rectum and stomach has improved the overall survival and quality of life....

Need for early screening and effective cancer treatment in India

...reduces the chances of a cure. Though colon and rectum cancer is so far not among the top five cancers in India, this may not remain the case as Indians increasingly switch to a western lifestyle and non-vegetarian diets. Most patients with colorectal cancer seek treatment only when they are into advance...

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