About 1 in every 57 women in the United States will develop some type of gynecologic cancer. Most cases occur in women over the age of 50, but this disease can also affect younger women. Dr. Steven Plaxe discusses rmethods of diagnosis and treatment.
A new vaccine that is being used by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York shows promise for those that have Ovarian cancer. This is still in Phase 1 trial and has been effective for 18 out of the 22 women who have received the vaccine. The vaccine was developed to find and kill cancer cells and has provided remarkable results.
Interventional cryoablation is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that is relatively painless. Using imaging to pinpoint the tumor, an interventional radiologist guides a probe through the skin to the tumor and then releases gas to freeze it. The freezing process kills the tumor. Patients leave the hospital with only a band-aid and return to normal activity almost immediately.
What is proton therapy and how exactly does it work?
A look at the impact of polyunsaturated fatty acids on the risk of cancer especially colon and rectal cancers. There is also a joint and muscle pains as the side effect of hormone treatment of breast cancer.
The good news is that more women than ever before are beating breast cancer. The bad news is those survivors are dealing with another problem that’s even more widespread than some thought. A new study has found that a majority of women who overcome breast cancer face a new battle with lymphedema, a painful condition caused by swelling — one they will have to fight the rest of their lives.
To find new cancer treatments, scientists need to study tumor tissue samples, but they don’t always have the amount they need. That could change, with help from dogs. To find new cancer treatments for both people & pets, the two are teaming up.
We all have at least some moles on our skin. Do you know which moles are normal, and which could be signs of trouble? This year, more than one million Americans will get some form of skin cancer, and in many cases, moles could have served as early warning signs.
PDAs are great, aren’t they? By pressing a button, they can keep you in touch or keep you on schedule. But can they help women battle breast cancer, too? Some experts think so and they’re trying out the idea.