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Ear infection- a new treatment

...r cent of children given the bacteria spray had no recurrence of infection, compared with only 22 per cent of those given the placebo.The researchers recolonised the children with naturally occurring bacteria to help boost the bodies defence system. The authors say that using alpha streptococci may help offset...

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence

...t's quality of life by reducing the rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum. ...r 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....

Radiotherapy helps in colon cancer

... that giving radiotherapy reduces the incidence of recurrence of colon cancer. When it was given pre-operatively, the incidence was reduced by half, compared to surgery alone. If given after surgery, the reduction was only a third. Pre-operative radiotherapy also reduced the death rate from cancer. The study su...

Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer

... seen in women aged under 40, where the chances of recurrence were cut by 54%. Patients will be followed up for many years to see whether booster doses will also cut mortality. These impressive results mean that a boost should now be considered the standard treatment for early breast cancer, particularly in y...

New operation for kidney cancer

... on, a group of kidney cancer patients have had no recurrence of their disease, thanks to a new procedure. Resea...80 tumours have been treated and there has been no recurrence at the treated sites. Better still, kidney function has been preserved in all the patients (while co...

Radiation reduces cancer recurrence

...t's quality of life by reducing the rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum. ...r 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....

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer reappearance

...t's quality of life by reducing the rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum. ...r 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....

Overcoming actively may help in breast cancer

... disease. It may even help them reduce the risk of recurrence and improve survival times....

Ketoconazole 2% more effective in treating Seborrheic Dermatitis

...rithione 1% at week four. They also found that the recurrence rate of the disease was significantly lower in the group receiving ketoconazole than in the group receiving zinc pyrithione. Researchers therefore concluded that Ketoconazole 2% shampoo is significantly better in treating severe dandruff or seborrhe...

Cancers & Reconstruction

...paid for it with their appearance, their function, recurrence of the tumor, or their very lives. Carrozza, who was recently treated by such a team of specialists has only a scar as a visible sign of surgery. Doctors claim that her prognosis has been good....

Treatment over a longer period for blood clotting

...off warfarin, venous thromboembolism recurs. While recurrence rates of this problem are reduced if the patient s...nclear what dosage doctors need to give to prevent recurrence and not cause major bleeding....

Poorer breast cancer prognosis with reduced physical activity

...chers concluded that there is an increased risk of recurrence and reduced survival time for those women with increased body weight at the time of breast cancer diagnosis....

smoking and drinking lead to cancer

...e supplements doubled the risk of colorectal polyp recurrence in patients who smoked and drank more than one alcoholic drink a day. Among non-smokers and non-drinkers, beta-carotene was associated with a 44 per cent decrease in the risk of polyp recurrence. The researchers also warned their findings have broad ...

Death Risk Higher in Obese Women with Colon Cancer

...icant influence on overall risk of death or cancer recurrence in men.It is noteworthy, the investigators say, that obese patients did not experience a higher rate of chemotherapy-related toxic side effects. On the contrary, they had lower rates of decreases in white blood cells and lower rates of any very serio...

Lowering Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

...ss of drugs could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in post-menopausal women.Exemestane is a third-gen...if it can further reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence among post-menopausal women. John Cole, M.D., from the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, explains the ...

Extended Therapy for Blood Clots

...ality. While previous studies have shown a risk of recurrence after six months, treatment is often stopped after six months because of the risk of bleeding. A new study examines the use of the oral drug ximelagatran or placebo as a treatment after the six-month standard treatment. The study included 1,233 pati...

Partial-Breast Irradiation an Unproven Therapy

...howed that 15 years after a lumpectomy, the cancer recurrence rates were nearly the same at both the original tu...had whole-breast irradiation, to assess the cancer recurrence rate in that breast. After five years, the recurrence rate at the original tumor site was 3 percent,...

Free Tissue Transfer Effective in Treating Massive Skin Cancers

... patients had no evidence of disease. Twelve had a recurrence in the same area and three had a nearby recurrence. The cancer was found to have spread to other areas of the body in three patients. Thus researchers conclude that free tissue transfer yields acceptable survival with functional and cosmetic outcome...

Oral Medication Effective In Combating Eye Infection

...get the infection will have repeat infections. The recurrence rate is about 20 percent within two years, 40 perc...th, has been shown to be effective in reducing the recurrence among people with the disease. A study was done to examine the ability of the drug to provide protec...

Prostate Cancer in Obese Men

... more aggressive tumors and of experiencing cancer recurrence than men of normal weight.// The first study con...lso found obese men tended to have a higher cancer recurrence rate. The second study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ...

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