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Quality of life after cancer

...the survey admitted a fear that their cancer would recur - although 140 were not concerned about this. A quarter did not reveal information about their sex life but, of those that did, well over half said it was the same or better than before the illness....

Why cluster headaches?

...fecting 0.2% of the population - mainly men - they recur over a period of weeks or months before disappearing,// hence the name. A research suggests that this cluster headache could be due to abnormalities in the brain.The finding could revolutionise approaches to all primary headaches, which had not bee...

Why a headache?

...fecting 0.1% of the population - mainly men - they recur over a period of weeks or months before disappearing, hence their name. In the past, high-resolution brain scans have shown no abnormalities in the brain structure of cluster headache sufferers. But using the latest imaging techniques, Professor Go...

Lifestyle linked to prostate cancer risk

...actors have on whether or not prostate cancer will recur in patients who have been treated....

Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer

...received definitive local therapy, prostate cancer recur in 21% of them. Treatment for recurrent prostate cancer are based on whether the disease is localized or includes distant metastases. However the presence of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) or rising PSA has proven the most effective way to detect re...

Prevention Of Recurrent Leg Ulcers

... a protracted course of healing. The condition can recur many times. It affects 1 percent to 2 percent of people. Traditional treatments include compression, leg raising and exercise. Thus researchers conclude that most patients with chronic venous ulceration will benefit from the addition of simple venou...

Mammograms The Best In Detecting Breast Cancer

... a 90-percent increased risk of having their tumor recur in other locations of the body. Cancerous tumor detection in mammography screening was a favorable prognostic independent of the number of axillary lymph nodes, the primary tumor size, age at cancer detection, and the histological grade. Researcher...

Aspirin induces Cancer Cells To Commit Suicide

...ecurring colon and prostate cancers. "When cancers recur after initial therapy, they tend to be extremely aggressive and patient prognosis is poor. If we could find ways to prevent these secondary cancers from occurring, we could save many lives. Aspirin is a low-cost medicine that, in our studies, appears...

New Gastric Cancer Drug Unlikely to Benefit Kidney Cancer Patients

...indings since these tumors are very aggressive and recur even after surgery. If the findings were corroborated, then new drugs could have been used in the treatment process. But the researchers found no evidence of this since only 4.5 percent of tumors exhibited KIT mutations. "Imatinib only would have had...

Death Risk Of Ovarian Cancer Reduced By Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

...avity, where ovarian cancer is likely to spread or recur first," said the National Institutes of Health....

After Cancer Treatment Worry Continues – Researchers Find

...arantee of a cancer-free future. ‘Many cancers can recur long after five years, and the possibility exists that another cancer will result from the carcinogenic effects of treatment,’ added Deimling. In general, survivors who have an optimistic outlook also have less worries, and lower depression and an...

Combination Therapy to the Rescue off Lung Cancer Patients

...adiation therapy alone, about 50 percent of tumors recur within six to 12 months. By the end of this study, 24 percent of patients treated with ablation and radiation had recurrences at an average of 44 months. While there was an increased recurrence rate in larger tumors – 33 percent recurred at an averag...

Stem cells help in the understanding of drug-resistant, recurrent tumors

...motherapy or radiation, the tumor would be able to recur quickly, often in a form resistant to chemotherapy...appears successful, but treatment-resistant tumors recur in the vast majority of patients, leading to a five-year survival rate of less than 30 percent. Thos...

Waxing And Waning Of Dengue Epidemics Attributed To Cross-Immunity

...inant and so on. Epidemics of individual serotypes recur every eight to 10 years, but, at the same time, if you look at all the data together, you see about an average three-year cycle with some seasonal component to it." In addition to helping resolve a long-standing debate in public health, the study, p...

16 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

...so my breast cancer won’t return.Breast cancer can recur at any time, although it is more likely to happen ...recurrence see it within six years, and 25 percent recur in the 10 years after that. New hormonal therapies, including tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors, ma...

Genes That Allow Brain Cancer-Causing Stem Cells to Resist Treatment Identified

...ors. “Gliomas that are treated with chemotherapy recur with renewed resilience and aggression. Although the drugs kill most of the cells in the tumor, cancer stem cells may be left behind. In this study, we provide the first evidence that cancer stem cells have a significant resistance to conventional ch...

Surgery Can Improve Vision for People With Drooping Eyelids

... improve vision or appearance, eyelid drooping can recur over time. Source-Newswise SR...

Nonsurgical Therapy Highly Effective for Pain and Infertility in Men

...ths following the procedure. Varicoceles sometimes recur due to the growth of new collateral veins surrounding the treated vessel, or due to incomplete treatment for technical reasons. This study out of Cuneo, Italy, was conducted over seven years with 918 male patients ranging in age from nine to 65 ye...

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

...ou were black and exposed, you were more likely to recur than if you were black and unexposed." If it sounds odd that men who had their prostate removed could have disease recurrence, Dr. Terris points out that microscopic cancer cells can migrate out of the area before surgery, becoming detectable later...

Study Implicates Protein as a Trigger of Advanced Prostate Cancer Recurrence

...may help solve a mystery: why does prostate cancer recur in men treated to get rid of circulating androgens such as testosterone" Moreover, because chemotherapy after recurrence extends life by only a few months, the new research, "raises the exciting possibility that we can develop a specific drug again...

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