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  • Novel Immunotherapy Drug May Treat Advanced Lung Cancer

    May 14, 2020
    At least one-quarter of patients with advanced lung cancer have brain metastasis. Radiation has been the standard treatment option, but with patients experiencing toxic side effects. Researchers have discovered a checkpoint inhibitor, pembrolizumab, which can be used instead of radiation to extend the patient’s life. The drug has very few side effects. The findings found that patient response to the drug...read more
  • Developing Personalized Treatment for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

    Triple-negative breast cancer is very aggressive and has no specific treatment. Researchers discovered that the activation of interferon-gamma signaling plays a role in the progression and spread of the disease. The findings will help doctors to develop a personalized treatment plan for patients depending on their cancer subtype. Immunotherapies have worked well for many types of cancers, but the response...read more
  • Don’t Ignore Annual PSA Screening

    April 15, 2020
    A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is the most commonly used tool for screening for prostate cancer. The simple blood test helps to measure the level of PSA in the blood. PSA assists in prostate cancer diagnosis, recurrence, and tracking of treatments like chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation, and surgery. When a patient is treated, their PSA level will significantly drop. If...read more
  • When to Get a Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Treatment in Texas

    A patient can get a second opinion any time during their cancer care process. The most appropriate time, though, is to seek one before you commence your treatment. A second opinion can alter your earlier diagnostic details and suggest different treatment options, or even change the entire course of your treatment. You can take a few weeks to get another...read more
  • Is Lung Cancer Treatable if Detected Early?

    March 14, 2020
    Lung cancer leads in all cancer deaths across the world. The reason it is deadly is that the disease is often diagnosed late after it has spread beyond the lungs. Recent studies have shown that CT scans can help identify the disease early in high-risk patients. Early diagnosis and treatment can save many lives. The signs and symptoms for lung...read more
  • Living with Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is common in men. Of all cancer diagnoses, prostate cancer is often the less serious one. The disease is common with aging since it grows and spreads slowly. It has high survival rates compared to other types of cancers. Many men die not knowing prostate cancer was present. Prostate cancer is often diagnosed in older men, and the...read more
  • Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer

    February 14, 2020
    Lung cancer leads the chart as a leading cause of cancer deaths across the world. The disease often develops in people who smoke. Most patients with the disease do not experience any symptoms until later when it has spread to other body parts. Some early symptoms for lung cancer may come from other health conditions like smoking and other factors....read more
  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer occurs when DNA in the breast cells change and disable the functions controlling cell division and growth. The mutated cells form tumors in the breast. The exact causal factors for breast cancer are not known, but certain risk factors are associated with the disease. They include heavy consumption of alcohol, obesity, inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, and...read more
  • Doctors Discover Novel Drugs for Advanced Breast Cancer

    January 24, 2020
    About 20% of all breast cancers have an excessive protein known as HER2. An overactive gene in the cells promotes the growth of cancer, making it progress very fast. Doctors have recently discovered two drugs that have shown excellent results in treating women with advanced breast cancer. The discovery was made in an experimental study on patients whose disease had...read more
  • High Fat Diet May Elevate Colon Cancer Risks

    January 14, 2020
    Colorectal cancer is widespread in people across the world. The colon is an organ that plays a significant role in the body's digestive system. It helps to process and supply nutrients to the body. Colorectal cancer symptoms may go unnoticed in early stages; that is why it is recommended for people to start screening at the age of 50...read more

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