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After her own diagnosis, Melody Burchett founded A Cure In Sight, a non-profit organization raising ocular melanoma awareness.
Cancer type, stage and treatment appear to affect the likelihood of poor outcomes.
Based on animal studies, researchers suggest that beta blockers may help.
The Lung Cancer Foundation of America has issued a work-in-progress advisory on the steps patients and their doctors should take.
Preliminary research suggests that such rapid dosing of radiation could one day become a reality for cancer treatment.
A new five-year study identifies how different treatment options affect long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function.
Several NCI-funded randomized clinical trials comparing proton and traditional radiation therapy are currently ongoing.
Fear of radiation is entrenched in the collective psyche, and many people are surprised to learn that shielding can cause problems.
The biological mechanisms responsible for the abscopal effect are still being investigated, but the immune system may play an big role.
The study suggests that the less invasive partial breast procedure may be an acceptable choice for people with early breast cancer.
Some items to offer comfort from the winter chill
Treatment depends on how advanced the cancer is when detected and whether it has spread elsewhere in the body.
I continue to struggle with externally looking so different and just so much older.
A nationwide survey found that health care providers could better prepare people for cancer treatment’s burdens.
With modern chemotherapy regimens, “no child with ALL really should get prophylactic radiation,” said Ching-Hon Pui, MD.
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