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Veteran bluesman Curtis Salgado was told his liver cancer would kill him in six months. That was 14 years ago.
A new randomized study sought to clarify results from previous studies that suggested there would be a benefit from such local treatment.
British researchers crunched the numbers and saw serious cause for concern if cancer surgeries are delayed three to six months.
Cancer type, stage and treatment appear to affect the likelihood of poor outcomes.
Patients, doctors and researchers triage, tweak, pivot and try not to panic during the COVID-19 pandemic
However, in some cases, changes to a treatment plan due to the coronavirus pandemic might not result in extra health risks.
Every decision ultimately depends on the availability of resources at the hospital and the pressures of COVID-19.
Doctors specialize in the science of healing, but tattoo artist Eric Catalano specializes in the art of it.
Patients will benefit from shorter yet effective radiotherapy treatment and can postpone surgery until after the pandemic subsides.
Removing surrounding tissue adds ammunition to battle against lethal disease, a UCSF-led study shows.
Former Air Force senior master sergeant Sheila McGlown, 53, has metastatic breast cancer. She lives with her husband near St. Louis.
The former “Entertainment Tonight” host was given 18 months to live. That was five years ago.
“This technology could help inform how aggressive or conservative surgery needs to be.”
A prominent urologist spent decades treating patients and researching racial disparities in prostate cancer. Then he got diagnosed.
Treatment depends on how advanced the cancer is when detected and whether it has spread elsewhere in the body.
Emily Garnett, 34, is a mom, wife and lawyer turned writer and podcast host living with metastatic breast cancer in the New York City area.
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